Soul phone and the death penalty

Recently in news from the United States, President Donald Trump advocated using the death penalty as a way to “get tough” on drug dealers.

Uh-huh. Interesting idea when you think about it. It does pay to consider the automatic assumptions that are made when giving such a notion a think.

For one, it makes the assumption that dealing with the drug problem at the drug pusher level is the answer. If you start eradicating dealers by executing them, you’ll supposedly tackle the problem. People in the general population seem to take comfort in this notion, thinking that Big Brother is looking out for them.

The idea of executing drug dealers has a selective vision of what a dealer is. We don’t include Big Pharma in that picture. We also don’t include the marketing of drugs in all its forms, that pills are the answer whether in their legal or illegal form. The picture of the drug dealer that is pushed is the antagonist that the entertainment industry has created, whether for political propaganda or for our amusement.

Many people perceive drugs as an answer to their pain. That pain can be mental or physical, real or imagined, and it includes the pain of living a normal life in a competitive, materialistic society. Society might do well to better alleviate these kinds of pains rather than take a quick offramp and blame drug availability as the main problem. Demand for drugs might go down if life itself were made less frustrating.

ANOTHER ASSUMPTION

Another massive assumption made is the common belief that executions actually kill people. We know objectively that bodies become toast, but materialistic science has not seriously studied whether or not death includes consciousness as well. Materialistic science presumes that consciousness cannot exist without brains; therefore, death must mean everything died.

But these days a rising number of people are abandoning the materialistic explanation of everything. They are open to the idea that consciousness survives physical death. If that proves to be true, it would mean that we can execute the physical bodies of people but not their minds. Minds may in fact exist outside of the brain and may not be dependent on that brain for its existence. This is usually described in terms of souls or spirits; we are not our bodies but we are the consciousness that exists within those bodies until death do us part.

We seem to be unwilling to investigate with any earnestness if by executing people we are passing the buck to another dimension. (“Here, we can’t deal with him—you try.”) Rather than trying to deal the drug problem as an illness, and treating it more as a mental health issue, we simply try to stop the supply and obliterate dealers. What if there is a place in a spiritual dimension where executed convicts end up? What if they gather and commiserate, perhaps to plot revenge, like inspiring more humans to become drug dealers?

For over two hundred years, psychic mediums from around the world have offered substantial evidence that consciousness survives death. The evidence is voluminous, but it has not been taken seriously enough to affect much public policy change in government. The advent of the SoulPhone could deeply alter this oversight, starting with the first confirmation that executed criminals were not in the universal sense really, most sincerely dead.

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Read a previous post on capital punishment.