It sounds like you are saying that the purpose of vengeance is the pleasure derived from it
Well, if we are to be honest, isn’t that what justice truly is about?
This is precisely the kind of garbage I was talking about.
Remember, this guy has been telling us that Satanism is about “justice.” Then he goes and lets it slip that the pleasure of vengeance is his brand of justice!
What a Freudian slip!
Could you imagine any other perverse way of showing your true colors (other than Kevins comments about black people and his “lowly view of humanity”)?
It’s no Freudian slip, the pleasure of seeing a criminal suffer is what retributive justice is all about! Satanism IS indeed about Justice, just not YOUR view of justice.
The fact is, Lex Talionis hold human life to be of greater value than our current system does now. You and others here may think it’s Barbarous, but I would disagree, I think the muddle-headed views on crime and punishment we have now - and worse, where we’re headed, are far more dangerous, inhumane and barbarous than a solid system of retributive Justice.
Based on comments so far, it seems that people equate retributive justice with vendettas and the too literal interperetation of the phrase “an eye for an eye”.
Gandhi stated, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth and the whole world would soon be blind and toothless.” But this itself is a fallacy, and pretty simplistic and all too literal interpretation of a code of law that HAS worked in the past.
Truthaddict - you’re really not following along very well, and you’re awful quick to see scandal and to call names. Your comments add nothing but “drama” to the discussion, and for that they are of negative value.
The “Christian” curruption of Talionic Justice is when their god “said” “Vengeance is mine”. He took that privilege away from humans and kept it to himself. You and others want the god you don’t believe in to keep that privilege.
Our culture is giving more and more dignity to the wrong-doer and short changing the actual victim of his offenses.
Lex Talionis is concerned with setting the right compensation, not blind revenge. Our society says you might get $50,000 from an insurance company if you lose and eye, but $3.5 million if you spill hot coffee on yourself at McDonalds.
Truthaddict, you are so SHOCKED and DISMAYED that the word “pleasure” was used, but what else should he have said. When your eye is plucked out by another, you feel pain, you suffer. You want to no longer feel pain, and the person responsible should be held accountable. He should pay for causing you to suffer and OPTIMALLY, you should be restored to a state of pleasure by the retribution.
Not “oh, sorry about your eye, but hey, I’ve got to spend time in jail watching TV and working out for a little while” - who does that benefit?
You’re really hung up on that “lowly view of humanity” statement, that’s funny. Why not talk up what I said about Asians?
And what the hell happened to the following:
im a him and thanks for the slack.
kevin, im done arguing, too. good luck with your Satanism.