kevin asked in HealthOptical · 2 months ago

Do you believe in “Eye for an Eye”? Or Basically if someone commits murder, they should suffer the same thing—DEATH?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    An eye for an eye was an Old Testament concept. It was a start toward justice. Revenge tends to escalate. You slap my face, I break your nose. You kill my brother, I wipe out your entire family. An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth is a limitation on that. In the New Testament, Jesus talks about a new plan where we forgive. I believe that it primarily refers to individuals, not necessarily society as a whole where puishsment still needs to be given to preserve order.


  • Linda
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Absolutely. If people who murdered someone viciously had the same thing done to them, I think there would be far fewer crimes. People would be more afraid of the actual punishment.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Unless that person is cold hearted one, guilt will eat the person from inside.

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