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To Plato: How you do a justice to a killer who naturally dies next hour of killing, looting or raping one of your own family member?

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in response to reader comment: To Syed: Belief in the hereafter is as good as believing in a world inside mirrors.

Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 16, 2007 at 02:20

"Syed Rafey what you seem to be getting at is that if murderers/llooters/rapists manage to commit their crimes and live peacefully then the ends of justice would not have been served".

Dear Plato, exactly I see it in this way and more that whatever they did wrong to other humans, they will be punished on judgment day. I see it as perfect justice. Don't you wanted to have justice with your daughter if she is killed, looted or raped? I wanted to see justice with your daughter.

"Because you want justice to be done you invent an after life where they will be punished. That is just what it is, an invention of our minds to console ourselves that if justice cannot be done in this world it will be done in an imagined after life".

Do you have any other idea of perfect justice?

The mind can certainly conjure up many things but a real physical hell and heaven to house people in their after life are creations of our minds to console ourselves that justice will be done if not here at least in the here after.

You are welcome to belive in the here after. It is a great consolation. But it is as unreal as the world we see inside mirrors.

Don't you believe in here after? If you don't, how you do a justice to a killer who naturally dies next hour of killing, looting or raping one of your own family member?

My love to you.

Syed Rafey Husain


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