Raelians question Capital Punishment


09 Dec, 2005
 None    Philosophy

We hope for the age of love and compassion


Electricchair Our vision of the world doesn’t follow the Judeo-Christian standards. We believe that our destiny as an individual and as a humanity lies in our hands. Each one of us is responsible for what happens in his life and in our society as we don’t think any almighty god intervenes in anything we do and live. Scientists of another planet created us and gave us the necessary rules to survive. I will address one of these rules today, the absolute non-violence, as violence is unfortunately in our everyday news.

The Raelian Movement philosophy states that even if we are told that killing one person will save Humanity, we shouldn’t do it as if we start to justify one death, we can justify another one and then thousands of them and this not acceptable.

It is interesting to consider that statement following the 1000th execution in the US since 1976. The US Raelian Movement is issuing a plea to put an end, once and for all, to capital punishment. We are now asking that society re-thinks its values and definition of 'the sanctity of life as no man has the right to kill another man. To argue that the threat of being killed will curtail violent acts is pure illusion. And we should never, ever forget that there have been innocent people put to death! Even if this were the only reason, the death penalty must be abolished.


 




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