Im starting this thread as a response to a post I read by PinkPig in the locked thread in GD about Moussaoui evading the death penalty: Erm, does this strike anyone as a little hypocritical? Killing someone in the name of a safer society and deterant of capital crime is absolutely wrong, but locking them up in a hell hole for the rest of their natural life is fine and just and the mark of a civilised society? I would have thought the goal here is to preserve the balance, not to take some sick pleasure from incarcerating him with no hope of release, or re-education. Surely death is the logical choice? The thing is, this attitude seems quite prevalent in our society and it strikes me as laughable. Why is it that many people in our society have such a twisted view on death and seem to lose all reason when it is involved? What are your opinions on this?