In fact there are several of us. We had a atheist Meet-up here in the Jackson area recently with about 15 attendees. I have been a philosophical materialist/physicalist since 1977. As I see it my…Continue
"After reading the last few replies in this article, I looked up the average cost per prisoner. $32,000 per prisoner, per year. Since we are talking about "lifers", let's say a 20 year old commits murder, and is given a…"
"Have you ever heard of an eye witness or DNA testing? I feel strongly that a murderer of children and women who are defenseless can live to see another day......I would rather the state donate the savings…"
"I think we should go even further, and where the evidence still exists, determine how many executed criminals' DNA does not match the evidence. Won't help the executed "criminal", but it might be a lesson for society."
"Psychopaths brains don't register punishment. As shown in scans.
"Regular criminals are hyper-responsive to threat, quick-tempered and aggressive, while psychopaths have a very low response to threats, are cold, and their aggressive…"
"I'm glad that people on death row have been exonerated by DNA evidence. This tells me for a fact that they are not guilty. Let them go because they did not do the crime. For many there was no testing at the time of their conviction but there is…"
"Thanks, James. I was starting to become a little snarky about Free' not understanding ALL the ramifications, and revenge is NOT a good reason to kill anybody for any reason. Too "Wild West.".
I also object to the death…"
There is no such thing as absolute proof - of anything.
That is why the criterion for guilt is proven guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt" - which is not the same thing as absolute proof.
The judicial system will never go to an…"
"Capital punishment degrades and hardens a community, and it is the work of savagery. It IS savagery. Capital punishment does not prevent murder, buts sets an example - by the state - that is followed by its citizens. The state…"
"IM-pressive! And depressing. I recently read that only Turkey has worse stats than the US does. I've been ashamed since 1969 when Nixon the Dick was gleefully slashing NASA's budget while congratulating Neil Armstrong and…"
"I noticed that the one or two posters here who are diehard pro-death penalty have failed to address the issue in the OP about the over one hundred innocent people falsely convicted who then faced the death penalty but were ultimately…"
Hello James G. Lee, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where atheists recognise that religion is a huge deception aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.