Thursday, 25 September 2008

Where's justice?

If I hate someone, I would make them suffer, I won't kill them. I didn't come up with that, Jesus has a much more elaborate account of how to go about doing it with eternal suffering as opposed to killing the soul.
a clergyman today has been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail, because he keeps photos of children being raped, tortured, being naked etc. 57,000 of them, over the course of 30 years. he buys them, he downloads them, he looks for them, he creates them. if it was not the case that there are people of this kind, those thousands of children probably wouldnt have suffered.
yesterday, a woman was sentenced for 15 years in jail because she drowned her daughter, because she could not accept her disability. I don't know why she cannot accept the daughter's disability, but clearly the mum is not getting the right support, she has some huge psychological bariers.
where's justice then? we know that suffering is much worse than death, the ClergyMonkey directly inflicts an inmeasurable amount of suffering, whereas the mother killed a life. furthermore, both of them have huge psychological problems, the mother's problem with the child helps us understand why she committed such a crime in such a way that we can make sense of the crime. the monkey on the other hand, is just an evil.
our society, while perfectly understands that suffering is much worse than death, is not sending out the right signal to the criminals.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

going to toilet, and a couple of other things

I can't help I have to share this with you. I have started reading an audio book, which is called "predictably irational." the topic is a mix of psychology and economy. well I will write about the book at another time.
I was listening to the book on my phone through my headphones, so that I was quite free to get on with whatever I needed to do after work. when I went to the toilet, I came across one of the most peculiar experiences... the book was telling me about some scientific experiment, I was concentrating solely on the theory and outcome of the experiment and all of a sudden I heard my pee went into the toilet bowl. there was an irony to what my ears were hearing, almost to the point of being funny. it was, as it were, the sounds just did not make sense.
now I know, we can tell jokes not just by language, it can be by pictures, by video, and also by sound!

the other things:
I want to write about atheism, my reply to the claim that atheism is just another faith.

also, my views on right and wrong in the context of social norms.
until then