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What do you do with it?

By santeewelding ·
Some son of a ***** kills people -- men, women, children -- then offs himself, so's you can't get to him and wring his neck.

This is only the latest instance:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/08/29/arizona.custody.shooting/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

We have all been around long enough to have seen many more instances of the same.

So, you are outraged. Every article of the moral understanding you had has been rent. Retribution surges to mind. Only, there can be none. The SOB is dead. He is dead by his own hand. You are left with -- nothing.

What was it that you had in the first place that clearly does not work for having been so frustrated?

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I grieve.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to What do you do with it?

What is revenge but more of the same?

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Something like

by santeewelding In reply to I grieve.

An evangelical Christian once told this heathen, which I never forgot. It's like you are behind bars and you are the only one holding the door shut.

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It hurts...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Something like

...doesn't it?
Some people say that Jesus is too easy on sinners, but I say he's impossibly hard on us. And we can't even complain, because he's okay with it. Loving us after all, and despite of it all.

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I party

by Jaqui In reply to What do you do with it?

cause the gene pool got some cleaning.


idjits that can't notice the danger and the idjit that killed itself.
good thing, we are incrementally a smarter species.

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That's one way

by santeewelding In reply to I party

Myself, I have undertaken the discipline of training in lethal arts to confront my own mother.

How do you handle that, in your flip way, given that you would be of that pool?

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Good one

by NexS In reply to I party

Another thought is this:
If the murderer offed themselves, then it makes for the same outcome those in pain wish for, only they don't then go to jail for it.

Surely, they'll feel frustrated, and with a gaping fissure somewhere for not being given the chance to do it, but in the end, they'll be ok and free from prison.

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Purely relative, Nexus

by santeewelding In reply to Good one

Purely relative.

Where, I ask, is the Absolute, unless you and all others are incapable of same.

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Absolute

by NexS In reply to Purely relative, Nexus

Is for for Batman, in this situation.

I am no Bruce Wayne.

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Then

by santeewelding In reply to Absolute

Get with it.

What else is there to life -- to otherwise miserable life?

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Doesn't help...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Good one

The revenge killing.

Getting a chance to shout and rage and holler at the miserable skunk that ruined everything... that would probably help, but that's what these stupid skunks then pre-empt. They can't face the music. Which is how they got that stupid idea into their heads to begin with.

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