The death penalty is an interesting topic to explore. Is it helpful to kill killers? Well, it doesn’t bring back the people they kill. Killing people who kill stops THEM from killing again, but it does not stop people from killing. It is not a deterrent. Then, what is it we gain from killing killers?
Comfort. We are more comfortable knowing that killers are being killed. It’s why we killed so many Germans and Japanese during World War II. They were killing us. Of course, they were killing us, because we were there to kill them. Each side always thinks THEY are “right”. The Tsarnaev brothers thought they were right. They thought (and rightly so) that we were killing their own brethren, so they killed us. In turn, we shall kill them, and their brethren will undoubtedly kill more of us.
Because we all agree he should be killed, we believe that makes it “right”. And it is, for us. That little bit of evil, even in good people, can lash out when it feels it is justified. “LET’S KILL THE MOTHERFUCKER!!” I suspect the Tsarnaev brothers said something quite similar about us.
So, who tossed the first stone? Who pissed off who first? It probably all started over the rights to an ox or some such mundane issue. Somewhere, the ox is still grazing while all the humans kill each other.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a human being, created and given life by God. His mindset and life is one that God gave him. Tsarnaev was powerless against the will of God. He was destined to do what he did. God needed to experience existence through the being of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. God, as the rest of us, needed to experience the horror and madness of his act. It is all necessary, including his imminent execution. God gives and takes life according to the Grand Plan which we will understand once we rejoin the Whole of God. Won’t Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be surprised when he learns everything?!