QUOTE (DEL @ Jan 8 2012, 05:42 AM)
Easy? quite tough.
I would need to be absolutely sure he did murder someone. If he did, then i would have no problem punishing him.
Luckily, executioning someone is done with just a movement of the finger nowadays.
If i bullied him, then you would start thinking if this is all a reaction to your actions when you both were children.
But that was a long time ago and more could have happened. It might keep me awake a few days.
But the problem would be if he really did it or not. But if proof is strong and clear, we proceed.
If not, then i won't know.
And good thing i never bullied someone or that i am not a executioner.
You don't need to know if he is guilty or innocent. After all, you are an instrument for the state. The state pronounced his guilt and decided his fate.
The test is in whether you question yourself and seek inside of yourself answers.
If you're unfeeling and logical then you proceed without question.
If you're human then you do what you have to but question the meaning of the Universe
If you're over sensitive then you walk away and find what your heart needs to satisfy your questions.
Your opinion is what is important here.
QUOTE (tangawizi @ Jan 12 2012, 01:17 AM)
I could never have taken the job of the State executioner.
I could never have taken the life of a fellow monk, the commie can kill me if he wants.
Often the people in these kinds of jobs were born into the family with this kind of job.
No real choice. Life and God has predetermined your job.
So now it isn't a question of whether you will take the job ... you're born into the job.
Not doing your job would have a heavy toll on your family.
So now what do you do????
Remember that it is only your opinion that is important here.