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Crime and Punishment

Justice isn't the first thing we think about when we talk about love.  Inevitably though, crime happens and our government is confronted with the burden of dealing with it.  In an enlightened society there may be no need for justice, but in the mean time, how can we treat our criminals in an enlightened way?

Modern justice traditionally treats the symptom and not the cause.  We don't ask, why did this person become violent or why did this person start stealing?  We focus on a binary version of good and bad, guilty or not.  Compassion, forgiveness, and understanding don't really have a place in the judicial system and the question is - should they?  Can punishment come from a place of love and what does that mean?

In this meet up we'll explore the meaning of true justice and it's place in our society.


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  • Rob M.

    To be adjourned for further deliberations ;)

    April 4, 2013

  • Angela Leigh T.

    Sorry for last minute cancellation but my friend is still in town from Australia. I'm sorry to miss this!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great experience! Intellectual conversation with others thinkers is so difficult to find these days, it was refreshing to know others also care.

    2 · April 3, 2013

    • Natasha B.

      It was great to have you. Thank you for what you contributed to the group!

      April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here, how do I get in?

    April 3, 2013

  • SCM

    Will also be coming a bit late.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please note that I will arrive closer to 6:45pm. My apologies in advance for being late. Looking forward to it!

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it because it's too close to my show time this evening. I look forward to future weekend events! : ) - R

    March 24, 2013

  • Lorenz S.

    Hey everyone - due to a scheduling conflict we're rescheduling this meetup. Instead of Thursday, March 28th it'll be Wednesday, April 3rd. Hopefully those of you who signed up can still make it. Looking forward to seeing everyone! It's going to be a good one.

    March 20, 2013

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