76. Death penalty should be executed in a civilised way

25 February 2016

Death penalty is executed when someone shall not live in the world, but shall depart for another world.

Now, in the civilised society, we should ask condemned criminals to leave politely as if treating them as unwelcome guests.

There is no need to be cruel and bloody and to be filled with hatred. Someone has done bad things though, we shall make them leave, but we do not have to hate them, as their departure marks an end. It is unnecessary to hate them.

So we must politely execute death penalty. But we are resolute that condemned criminals and intolerable criminals must die. People who shall leave must leave at once, and in a polite way.

Decapitation, burning to death, dismembering, falling to their death, or smashing to death are unnecessary, as they are not executed for justice but to spread hatred, horror, and evil. They are not to punish sins but to intimidate the living people, which is also an unjust act.

Executing death penalty can ask criminals to choose a way to die.

Death penalty can ask criminals to suicide at regulated location and time. Hanging, cutting, poison, and drowning are all allowed and relatively common. Ancient emperors forced ministers to suicide in this way. I suppose that ancient China is more humane and civilised than modern people.

Criminals can ask for another way to die only if they can execute at regulated location and time; otherwise, law-enforcement personnel will execute death penalty, making them leave the world in a compulsory way.

Someone who is destined to die must die. But it must be executed in a right way, which is civilised.