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Re: Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

I don't know..there's something just too primitive about the whole notion of throwing people in prison. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth--the whole vengeful Jewish god thing.

You can't legislate morality. It has to be taught. When we throw people in a prison what we are doing is relegating the evil within ourselves to a subconscious place where we don't have to face it anymore. We can pretend the evil doesn't exist, or that those people don't exist, when "those people" are really your next door neighbor, or even you.

I think the whole notion of hell probably evolved from the concept of prison. In that way, people who vengefully call for those who made mistakes in life to "rot in jail" are no different than fundamentalist Christians who damn others to hell.

We should be a forgiving, loving, rehabilitating society.

Oct 02, 2009, 15:59


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