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Thread: Justice or mercy?

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Sometimes mercy is the only kind of justice.
    The poor complain; they always do
    But thatís just idle chatter
    Our system brings reward to all
    At least all those who matter.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    What if mercy is justified?
    Or justice is merciful?


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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Mercy is a function of justice.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    This is an absolutely stupid question. Creating artificial constraints for a hypothetical situation ignores reality. I don't know if the OP is referring to the criminal justice system, personal morality, societal morality, or whatever else. Plus it ignores the fact that every situation has its own nuances and unique facts that greatly affect perception and these sorts of judgments.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Honestly, it would depend on the crime in situation. Justice should be given to a serial killer. Mercy should be shown to someone who accidentally killed another.
    No, he should be shown justice and receive the punishment for such an offense, which would be way lighter than the punishment given to a serial killer.

    I just don't get the poll's question.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

    Dante Alighieri

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    We could all use a little mercy now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Justice, hands down.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Wise mercy I would say should mostly be dominate.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Justice. Mercy's for the weak.
    be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars

    Serbian proverb

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This is an absolutely stupid question. Creating artificial constraints for a hypothetical situation ignores reality. I don't know if the OP is referring to the criminal justice system, personal morality, societal morality, or whatever else. Plus it ignores the fact that every situation has its own nuances and unique facts that greatly affect perception and these sorts of judgments.
    You are over-thinking this. You don't need to know if I mean criminal justice, or whatever. If anything, it's what, what you turn the question into. It's interesting to see what people make out of this question.

    Just pick one. A lot of people had no trouble. It wont change anything.
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

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