"Eye for an eye" justice - called for? 55 replies

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Mastershroom VIP Member

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#1 9 years ago

Long story short, an Iranian man who blinded a woman by throwing acid into her face now faces the exact same as punishment. Do you think this is really justice, or would a prison sentence or something else be better?

Iranian to be blinded with acid for doing same to woman - CNN.com




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#2 9 years ago

"An eye for an eye makes whole world blind." Its supposed to be justice, not vengance.




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#3 9 years ago

I believe it is still justice, although not to the standards we have in the west today.

I can't say I pity the man however.




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#4 9 years ago

ah, we'll this is differnet form of punisment eh? We're going to blind you! I think it's extreme but seem like it's the norm over in the east.


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#5 9 years ago
Uwsar-Hat-Anupuw;4810582I think it's extreme but seem like it's the norm over in the east.

Still, does the west as a whole have any moral authority to say "it is backwards"?




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#6 9 years ago

no, just saying thats extreme nothing more...


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#7 9 years ago

An eye for an eye was actually a great step forwards for justice in its time. The idea that the punishment should fit the crime. Justice should, however, deal with reducing the chances of a thing happening again. It's not some karmic balancing act where the punishment should fit the crime.




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#8 9 years ago
Nemmerle;4810644An eye for an eye was actually a great step forwards for justice in its time. The idea that the punishment should fit the crime. Justice should, however, deal with reducing the chances of a thing happening again. It's not some karmic balancing act where the punishment should fit the crime.

Would you regard the death sentence for any crime as a solution?




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#9 9 years ago

"An eye for an eye will make us all blind" - Mahatma Ghandi ^ all i have to say on the matter.

Would you regard the death sentence for any crime as a solution?
Quote: Originally Posted by Nemmerle viewpost.gif An eye for an eye was actually a great step forwards for justice in its time. The idea that the punishment should fit the crime. Justice should, however, deal with reducing the chances of a thing happening again. It's not some karmic balancing act where the punishment should fit the crime.



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#10 9 years ago

IF we could assume that everyone ever convicted of a crime was 100% guilty I would say Eye for an Eye justice would be appropriate. I object to it because it does permanent physical damage, and that permanent physical damage could be done to an innocent person. Same thing with the death penalty. At least if someone is wrongly imprisoned you can release someone.