While I think the practice is barbaric and way over the top, what must a person be like
to throw acid in someone Else's face? No I believe revenge is not justice its revenge.
At the same time good Christians should not be throwing stones as it were. They had
punishments that included stoning, hanging, beheading, burning at the stake, drowning
while the person was bound and even at times impaled on a stake.
It was not so much the religion as it was the times and lack of education and there were
not the social norms. Today in the Middle East, the citizens are more tribal than they are
societal. Don't forget it was only a little over a hundred years ago that in North America
we charged people to go to the public hangings in the old west, like it was entertainment.
Again, as I keep saying, if we develop a society based on economic growth and a
middle class, many of these problems would become part of past history.
China is an example of sorts, while they are still backward in many areas, the types of
cultural revolution activities have faded away into something resembling stability. While
they are under a repressive regime, the mindset of the people, is different than it was
forty years ago.
Trial by ordeal, eye for an eye and automatic execution are really barbaric systems of out
right revenge rather than justice.