Hi Anthony :-) I agree whole-heartedly :-) Nothing comes by birth. Sometimes through circumstances things just go terribly, terribly wrong. And I don't mean that lightly. People are hurt terribly in the process. This is reality, a very harsh reality. Piling on more wrong and harshness does no one any good.
I think the way to deal with it is to put the criminal in a place where they can't hurt anyone else anymore, but to treat him/her humanely. And to do everything we can for the victims and the survivors to help them heal and get their lives back. Artie --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote: > > Artie, > > Certainly those who committed crime because of their own unfortunate > experiences deserve compassion. They are 'acquired sociopaths'. But are there > 'born sociopath?' For those who don't believe in karma and rebirth, the > answer is an absolute negative. Pol Pot, for instance, thought people who > were brought up by bourgeois education could not be rectified and must be > tortured and killed, as they had no role to play in the 'new society' he was > trying to create. So you see children of 12-3 years of age, who were being > educated by Pol Pot regime, knock the brain out of their parents' head. > Everything is acquired. Nothing comes by birth. ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/