Life sentence (lemmy.world)
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
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[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

I love the idea of karma police. It definitely sounds like the plot for an interesting movie.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Reminds me of the Abbot in Sir Terry Pratchett’s Thief of Time.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

That would actuallybekinda awesome having yourself taken care of for 3 lifetimes

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Oh it is everywhere, just that americans have gotten used to getting by without it

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

He's still got 3 hots and a cot.
Imagine if debt followed you to the next life.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Don't give the capitalists any ideas 😞

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Karma is just debt for morality.

[-] [email protected] 81 points 1 month ago

You know they would do this, the day reincarnation was confirmed.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Scientologist billion year contracts finally enforceable now.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Also your debt follows you.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

Well yeah, you gun down a few dozen people, death can't save you. Welcome to baby prison you dumb baby.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Depends on which karma system turned out to be right.

If Hinduism is correct, then you’d earn a lot of bad karma by committing crimes that would get you 3 life sentences, so your first lie sentence would be as a human obviously, but then your soul would get reincarnated into a different living thing. You could be a tree, or a frog, or a dog. Assuming they could identify your soul in the new body, does the life sentence apply to a human lifetime, or the lifetime of the thing you’re reincarnated as? If you reincarnate as a tree and live for 200 years, do they just move you and plant you in a field somewhere until you die, sentence served? Or does the tree have to die and you still owe a life sentence as an ant or something?

I feel like this could be a great short story

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Tree prison wouldn't be getting planted in a field, it would be getting stuck next to a high traffic stroad with like a foot of root room on either side

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

On the flip side you could commit suicide in prison day one reincarnate as mayflies two times in a row and be done with your sentence in 3 days.

Of course you'd have to work your way back up the chain through different organisms, but you'd have technically satisfied the terms.

Agreed someone needs to make this concept into some story. Seems like something Philip K Dick would write as a short story.

this post was submitted on 25 Apr 2024
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