Sunday, December 14, 2008
An Eye For An Eye
I can't do it. I can't support eye gouging as punishment. What this man did was horrific, but to take his eyes is equally barbaric. The woman has every right to be angry and I understand her desire for consequences, but this is not justice, it is vengeance. He needs to be locked up, and possibly put into therapy. Although a society that supports this sort of action probably doesn't see the need for it. This is the same sort of thinking that results in women being stoned for adultery. If stoning is wrong, so is this. If we are silent to this, then why speak up about stoning?