Justice is an ideal that sometimes sacrifices itself in the name of fairness by freeing the guilty to preserve the innocent.
It’s 1:15 pm. In a tense courtroom in Orange County, Florida, Judge Belvin Perry very calmly reviews the verdict handed down by a jury. It is the case of Casey Anthony; a young woman charged with murdering her daughter. The judge dispassionately passes the verdict on to his clerk with a stern command to read it aloud. Shockingly, the verdict is that she is not guilty. How is this possible? Is this a failure of the justice system? No it is not, and I will tell you why:
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There is a certain amount of cowardice that is indistinguishable from madness.
Suicide, from a concatenation of the Latin words sui (self) and caedere (to kill) is perhaps the most tragic form of death known to man, largely because it’s performed by one’s own hands. When someone takes their own life, there are powerful psychological processes at play as it involves denying our natural instinct to survive. So how could anyone override that instinct?
“Morality and religion exist as mutually exclusive concepts as one does not automatically predicate the other.”
Taking an oath on the Bible is something of a conflict of interest – considering what’s written in it.
When asked about why religion is necessary, one of the common answers most people will probably tell you (even if they aren’t believers) is that religion provides a framework for moral behaviour. So allow me to permanently fix that problem by blowing this fatuous assumption out of the water once and for all.