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I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
-- Abraham

carlito santo's picture

Our society and law system

Yes, absolutely.

Mercy and compassion, not because it should be so, not only because of the others, because of our inner mental ecology.

But unfortunately our society and our law system are based on cold justice and savage revenge that throws people to jail and give them other punishments not in order to rehabilitate them but in order to be even with them.

Abraham said this wonderful statement you quote but the bible is mostly full with ignorant revenge and hatred statements such as the famous one:

"Eye for eye, tooth for tooth" (Exodus 21:23-27)

And consequently most people are conditioned not to be compassionate but full of anger and retaliation.

carlito santo | Thu, 06/25/2009 - 06:43
Qumi's picture

Thanks for communts

There is one brother-hood, the human brother-hood
which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in
the brother-hood of God

Qumi | Fri, 07/10/2009 - 04:14