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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Thats basically what condoning an action is... :S
    "Condoning" means accepting, not rejecting or disagreeing. Just FYI.

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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Thats basically what condoning an action is... :S
    Ah, I see, but no, that is NOT what condone means. Condone means to agree with or accept something...

    From the OED:

    Condone -
    accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive):the college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs
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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "Condoning" means accepting, not rejecting or disagreeing. Just FYI.
    Dictionary says it is to disregard something. I'll put a note in my original post.
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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Wrong to kill? Even if it returning the favour to serial killers?
    Society does not administer justice by "returning the favour to serial killers". That kind of turns society into the equivalent of a serial killer, no?
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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Society does not administer justice by "returning the favour to serial killers". That kind of turns society into the equivalent of a serial killer, no?
    No, it's more like a cleansing of society of scum like, murders, multiple rapists, serial killers, and other people that do unthinkable things. People like that are twisted and do not contribute whatsoever to society by committing these atrocities. It can be defined more as a genocidal thing, but genocide that benefits society, if that made any sense.
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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Society does not administer justice by "returning the favour to serial killers".
    I think that's one way of administering justice. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

    That kind of turns society into the equivalent of a serial killer, no?
    From a certain perspective, yes. Yet the behavior is sanctioned by the state, the same way warfare is legitimized killing. In either case the state doesn't choose its victims at random the way serial killers do; the people who are executed deserved, in my opinion, to die, unless something went wrong during the trial process.

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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Society does not administer justice by "returning the favour to serial killers". That kind of turns society into the equivalent of a serial killer, no?
    Not at all. It turns society into a killer, to be certain, but we all have blood on our hands. There is a difference between killing for just cause and killing for profit or pleasure.

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    Re: Capital Punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Thats basically what condoning an action is... :S
    No, to condone is to accept an action even though you may find it morally wrong. I do not support nor condone the use of the death penalty. I do not believe it is necessary or proper anymore at this stage in our society.
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    Re: Capital Punishment

    To all of you:
    I know what condone means, sorry, just pick that if you disagree with it.
    I didn't previously know exactly what it meant. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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    Re: Capital Punishment

    The main point is that if you believe killing to be wrong, there's no mitigating the activity. Either killing is right or it is wrong. I believe it to be wrong. Sure, not all behaviours are black-and-white like this and I can perfectly concede that others may believe that the issue of killing is seen differently by others, but my belief is clear. I'm encouraged that the move towards dispensing with capital punishment as a policy of state has been in decline for some time. I think it says quite a lot of a society to reject ideas of revenge and biblical retribution in the operation of their system of jurisprudence. But that's just my perspective.
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