Death by Firing Squad?

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Death by Firing Squad?

Most modern methods of execution shelter the viewer from suffering, and subject the condemned to more suffering... lethal injection being the worst in this respect.

Yes, firing squad executions *look* bad... loud noise, blood, slumped body. But they are far more humane to the individual being executed, who dies quickly without a long drawn out torturous wait for death.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mississippi-advances-bill-bring-back...

Be humane to the condemned, not the viewers.

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I think the religion of Peace

I think the religion of Peace has shown us all the way to kill a person and make it as painful and gruesome as possible. One, however, might be worth considering...5lbs of explosive. One minute you are there...next minute you are vapor.

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The good thing about firing

The good thing about firing squads (and I say this with all seriousness, even though I am opposed to capital punishment in general) is that there is a ton of redundancy. If any one soldier's gun fails for some reason, you have several more to do the job.

With lethal injection, gas chamber, or the chair, stuff goes wrong all the time. Wrong dosage, bad wiring, person doesn't completely die, it's just overthinking the issue.

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I know this is truly

I know this is truly neanderthal of me but I really don't care that it's a clean and quick death for these killers.....They could feed them an inch at a time into a vat of sulphuric acid... Out in Ohio one of nine on death row who is on hold until May because the chemical injection is not "humane " enough..... raped a three year old to death......

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I know this is truly

I know this is truly neanderthal of me but I really don't care that it's a clean and quick death for these killers.....They could feed them an inch at a time into a vat of sulphuric acid... Out in Ohio one of nine on death row who is on hold until May because the chemical injection is not "humane " enough..... raped a three year old to death......

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You could always go full on

You could always go full on Star Wars and have them digested over a period of 1000 years.

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I've never been able to

I've never been able to reconcile the liberal view that all human life is precious in opposition to the death penalty ......with abortion.

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If one proclaims it a post

If one proclaims it a post-partum abortion then the left would have no trouble with it alt all. Very similar to euthanasia only it usually doesn't involves relatives.

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"I've never been able to

"I've never been able to reconcile the liberal view that all human life is precious in opposition to the death penalty ......with abortion."

My opposition to the death penalty can be found here:
http://www.asmainegoes.com/comment/749823#comment-749823

It has nothing to do with the preciousness of human life.

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I just read that post for the

I just read that post for the first time. When have I ever given you the impression that I was an ultra-peacenik-hippy-liberal? I'm a little troll with no purpose here but to be snide and irritating. Not the same thing at all. Almost the complete opposite, in fact.

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Oh, sorry, I guess I misread

Oh, sorry, I guess I misread you.

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Well, please don't let it

Well, please don't let it happen again. I have a reputation to uphold, after all.

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How could you misread someone

How could you misread someone called Smegma ?

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If you really want to know

If you really want to know what your God wanted you to do with law breakers just read the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy which contains the laws laid down to the Jews and adopted by Christians and Muslims alike. Since they were first set down they have been modified to protect those who have the gold. It is the basis for the saying "he who has the gold makes the rules" or in most cases modifies them to suit.

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Jesus condemned executions.

Jesus condemned executions.

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Jesus was crucified with two

Jesus was crucified with two murderers and did nothing to halt the executions, despite forgiving one of the other two men. He did not even criticize the punishment.

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I believe that is by far the

I believe that is by far the most inane comment ever posted, anywhere.

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Definition:

Definition:

inane |iˈnān|
adjective
silly; stupid: don't constantly badger people with inane questions.

Just to assist others in making their own choice.

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Wow, you can use a dictionary

Wow, you can use a dictionary. Who knew?

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Either Jesus contradicted His

Either Jesus contradicted His Father or he is not the Son of God. You can't have it both ways

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Opposition to capital

Opposition to capital punishment has nothing to do with morals and everything to do with a lack of faith in the government.

Conservatives challenge, question, and oppose government... until it comes to the justice system and then suddenly they think that everything runs like a flawless, well-oiled machine.

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Gerald's statement was simply

Gerald's statement was simply false. Jesus never said any such thing. This has nothing to do with opposing a particular government's use of the death penalty. Roman punishment of the two murderers was justified... their punishment on Jesus himself, not so much. Fair trials don't usually involve a mob and a judge washing his hands...

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I took it as a reference to

I took it as a reference to the woman about to be stoned.

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I took it as a reference to

I took it as a reference to the woman about to be stoned.

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That was a mob stoning

That was a mob stoning someone without a trial... yes, he was opposed to that.

Bruce Libby
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Here is a thread calling for

Here is a thread calling for he parted Dale T. .

#20 above nailed it,in less than 20 words.

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In a secular society which is

In a secular society which is what we have become, government is God and stealing is not only moral but encouraged by law. If you had read Deuteronomy as I suggested earlier in this post you would realize theft of life and worldly goods were the only crimes recognized by God and his punishment for it was death by stoning. The purpose was also explicitly stated and that was to purge the society of people who could not govern themselves and restrain from stealing.

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It's really silly to talk

It's really silly to talk about Jesus if you have no idea what was the point of his visit among earthlings, according to his teachings - the "new dispensation". He claimed to be much more than a prophet. He wasn't contradicting the old ways, he was fulfilling and then replacing them. That's what it says...

The idea was to pay the penalty (death), so that the draconian punishments and sacrifices of the past would no longer be necessary. Civil government still retained that power (give unto Caesar, etc.) but not the church.

This, by the way, is what it means when Islam reveres Jesus as a prophet but ignores his teachings... it sets them right back to the Deuteronomy penalty list.

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The Ten Commandments are God

The Ten Commandments are God's laws as given to Moses on the Mount. It has been modified by man's law in the New Testament, the Qu'ran and the Constitutions of every country ever contrived, including our own, their sole purpose being the enrichment of those who own nature's non-renewable assets, in the process, these man made laws have either been substituted for God's law or emasculated beyond recognition. If some thought Obama was the new messiah sent to slay the devil, or you think Trump is, you are sadly mistaken because the Devil has the upper hand in putting both where they are to protect his interests. The Devil of course are the banks, who now own practically everything including your home until you pay double for it, the farmers who live from crop to crop on borrowed money and Social Security recipients who are paid with current dollars stolen from the taxpayers through taxes or just printed on the basis of borrowed money from the banks.

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