Re: This just reminds me why we are this way....
Off topic, but in some ways that might be a relief.
> Actually the death penalty costs the state more than the costs to maintain a prisioner in prision for life, housing, food, clothes, medical, etc, etc.
Out of curiosity, how does that work? I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just wondering where the cost of maintaining someone in jail for life manages to be less than the cost of killing them early on.
I would assume that this either takes into acocunt the potential productivity of someone out on good behavior (though if they did enough to have capitol punishment considered, I would hope that they don' get out), or possibly the output of inmate labour?
(I'm not trying to advocate for or against the death penalty, I'm just curious about the cost breakdown. I guess that that would make me a good CEO; I'll try and avoid starting a flame war by not extending that to nationality)
ANYONE can say their a Christian and not ACT like a Christian. Would God bomb an abortion clinic? Most likely not, and these people are not being good Christians by doing so.
Anyone can say that they are a Muslem and not act like a Muslem. Would Allah bomb a few thousand civilians? Most likely not; the Koran preaches peace. The Taliban are no more aveage Muslems than the KKK or Reverend Phelps are average Christians.
(My apologies if that should be God, not Allah)
Relegion is not inherently dangerous; fanaticism is.