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Do you think a painless death is actually a punishment for inmates on death row?

Ecclesiastes 4:2 ..."the dead are happier than the living"...

Posted - January 25


  • 24326

      No, I do not.  In the cases of those who have inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on their murder victims, it's more than they morally deserve.

      January 25, 2019 7:20 PM MST

  • 1956
    It is a punishment. Just a very tame one. 
      January 25, 2019 7:38 PM MST

  • 7074
    I think I would prefer death over serving a life term. 
      January 25, 2019 8:06 PM MST

  • 979
    NO, it's not punishment either painless or painful. It's just death.  Some want to go there, others don't. For taxpayers, it's a good thing. For the actual soul, it's a toss. 
      January 25, 2019 8:22 PM MST

  • 3638
    Such a death is less a punishment to the convict than it is a bonus to the rest of us. 
    My thoughts are thus: The condemned should meet the same fate they imposed on their victim(s). 
      January 25, 2019 9:18 PM MST

  • 24215
    And imposed by their victim/s.
      January 26, 2019 6:33 AM MST

  • 24326

      El, if the victim is dead, he or she cannot impose anything on the perp.

    This post was edited by Randy D at January 26, 2019 1:23 PM MST
      January 26, 2019 7:09 AM MST

  • 24215
    Yeah...I forgot to write ...or family.

    isdead  is dead...
      January 26, 2019 12:51 PM MST

  • 12464

    Death Row/The Death Penalty - 

    I strongly question the entire philosophy of killing people to show people that killing people is wrong

    Yup -- I guess I didn't answer your question. Oh, well. It's the only thing that entered my mind when I read your question.

    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at January 27, 2019 3:48 PM MST
      January 26, 2019 7:16 AM MST

  • 7074
    An eye for an eye is kind of ancient tradition. 
      January 26, 2019 10:52 AM MST

  • 12464
    Yeah, you're right, Kittigate.
    I don't think I would have 'bought' it in ancient times, either.

      January 26, 2019 1:02 PM MST

  • 7238
    No, but I don't think it's about punishment. It's a means to an end. At that point, the person can no longer be rehabilitated and will spend his/ her life in a cage. That's inhumane and a drain on society. Our ability to have compassion for others is a big part of what makes us human. It should be as painless as possible. There's no glory in putting someone to death. It's just an end to a very troubled life. 
      January 26, 2019 11:19 AM MST

  • 5731
    I don't think it has to be painful. 
      January 27, 2019 8:14 AM MST