If a bastard has to sit through an eternity in hell, a minute on the electric chair can’t be so bad.
And we have it even easier today, where execution methods are designed to be as quick as “humanely” possible.
Corporeal and Capital Punishment and Torture seems to be universal in all pre-modern civilizations. Traditional Civilization is grounded upon a transcendent, metaphysical realm in which all things revolve around it’s unshakable axis, where the earthly realm mirrors the order of God.
If we are to look at the ideas concerning the abolishing of torture and physical punishment we see secular humanism and a worldliness in The Enlightenment Era, which is not despite popular misconception, a progress but a degeneration of man where the belief in an immortal soul and the world hereafter has been closed off to the modern man and there lives only the life of today living in “reality” which simply means seeing things that conform to material physics.
Dying is the ultimate despair and evil for people today since it is removes man from the only thing that exists.
Many people were martyred for the faith that have suffered excruciating and unimaginable pain through torture, yet does this effect really matter in the end where the person reaches heaven or suffers an eternity in hell?
People, even many in the church today would disagree with indignation, arguing about the “dignity of the human person,” which means that they have conceded to progress, that people today are somehow more In Christ today and moral then they were in the past during Christendom. The degeneracy today and the “human rights” that forbids torture and capital punishment is concomitant with all of the other ills of modern man with his “rights.” It seems inconsistent, and the moralism in prohibiting these types of punishments seems to be without much basis.