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24th Sep '17 2:36:41 PM Fireblood
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** According to Orthodox Christianity, ALL sins can be forgiven by the Lord -- except you are only able to do it while alive, and the only unforgivable crime is an unrepentant sin, and suicide (as suicide is viewed as self-murder, and a person can't repent of it after that, as they have died.) [[note]]Not all Christianity sects believe in suicide being unforgivable, though. (E.g.: "They weren't in their right mind"; "If they accepted Christ as their Savior, then '''''all''''' their sins -- past, present, '''''and''''' future -- were forgiven"; etc.)[[/note]]

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** According to Orthodox Christianity, ALL sins can be forgiven by the Lord -- except you are only able to do it while alive, and the only unforgivable crime is an unrepentant sin, and suicide (as suicide is viewed as self-murder, and a person can't repent of it after that, as they have died.) [[note]]Not all Christianity Christian sects believe in suicide being unforgivable, though. (E.g.: "They weren't in their right mind"; "If they accepted Christ as their Savior, then '''''all''''' their sins -- past, present, '''''and''''' future -- were forgiven"; etc.)[[/note]]
24th Sep '17 10:51:19 AM Peridonyx
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** According to Orthodox Christianity, ALL sins can be forgiven by the Lord -- except you are only able to do it while alive, and the only unforgivable crime is an unrepentant sin, and suicide (as suicide is viewed as self-murder, and a person can't repent of it after that, as they have died.)

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** According to Orthodox Christianity, ALL sins can be forgiven by the Lord -- except you are only able to do it while alive, and the only unforgivable crime is an unrepentant sin, and suicide (as suicide is viewed as self-murder, and a person can't repent of it after that, as they have died.)) [[note]]Not all Christianity sects believe in suicide being unforgivable, though. (E.g.: "They weren't in their right mind"; "If they accepted Christ as their Savior, then '''''all''''' their sins -- past, present, '''''and''''' future -- were forgiven"; etc.)[[/note]]
17th Sep '17 6:44:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'': J.P. Valkenheiser runs a courtroom still operating under feudal law in modern-day American coal country. This gives him the right to execute people for anything varying from attempted murder of one of his officers to ''running a stop sign''.
6th Sep '17 1:02:14 PM CosmicFerret
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* In JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the single punishment for violation of the Laws of Magic is execution by decapitation (regardless of whether the perpetrator was aware of the Laws or if they knew they were performing dark magic). The White Council justifies this by the fact that even minor dark magic perpetuates more and more dark magic use until the warlock's mind is twisted beyond recognition.

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* In JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the single punishment for violation of the Laws of Magic is execution by decapitation (regardless of whether the perpetrator was aware of the Laws or if they knew they were performing dark magic). The White Council justifies this by the fact that even minor dark magic perpetuates more and more dark magic use until the warlock's mind is twisted beyond recognition.
22nd Aug '17 8:19:58 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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The flip-side of this is a PlayedForLaughs version, when all crimes receive the same punishment, but it's community service or equally light punishments.
21st Aug '17 12:43:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Fortress1992'': In the dystopian future, everyone is sent to a high-security Alcatraz-esque prison for crimes varying from homicide, breaking the pregnancy statute, or bouncing checks.

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* ''Film/Fortress1992'': In the dystopian future, everyone is sent to a high-security Alcatraz-esque prison for crimes varying ranging from homicide, breaking the [[PopulationControl pregnancy statute, statute]], or bouncing checks.
20th Aug '17 4:03:24 PM GrammarNavi
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** TheEmpire has many other prisons and even other [[PenalColony prison worlds]], which they went back to when that whole Death Star thing [[ForegoneConclusion didn't work out]]. In the JediAcademyTrilogy and the Literature/XWingSeries we get a look at Kessel, which is a nearly airless world which doesn't have as much hostile wildlife but makes up for it by forcing inmates - the same sort of mix of murderers, members of a galactic crime syndicate, political prisoners, and people failed by Imperial justice, as well as their descendents - to work in the [[SpiceOfLife spice mines]], harvesting the secretions of exceedingly dangerous {{giant spider}}s. The ''good'' thing about it is that, at least in the days of the Republic, you can get less than a life sentence, and at the end of it, if you've survived, you can be shipped off. The operative word, of course, being "if".

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** TheEmpire has many other prisons and even other [[PenalColony prison worlds]], which they went back to when that whole Death Star thing [[ForegoneConclusion didn't work out]]. In the JediAcademyTrilogy ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'' and the Literature/XWingSeries ''Literature/XWingSeries'' we get a look at Kessel, which is a nearly airless world which doesn't have as much hostile wildlife but makes up for it by forcing inmates - the same sort of mix of murderers, members of a galactic crime syndicate, political prisoners, and people failed by Imperial justice, as well as their descendents descendants - to work in the [[SpiceOfLife spice mines]], harvesting the secretions of exceedingly dangerous {{giant spider}}s. The ''good'' thing about it is that, at least in the days of the Republic, you can get less than a life sentence, and at the end of it, if you've survived, you can be shipped off. The operative word, of course, being "if".
6th Aug '17 9:22:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Fortress1992'': In the dystopian future, everyone is sent to a high-security Alcatraz-esque prison for crimes varying from homicide, breaking the pregnancy statute, or bouncing checks.
29th Jul '17 5:32:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Doctor Doom, of course, is this when he is in control of Latveria. One issue of ComicBook/FantasticFour literally shows the guillotine used for anything from murder to speaking out. Though, as with so much about Doom and his country, the degree or even presence of this [[DependingOnTheWriter tends to vary]].

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* Doctor Doom, ComicBook/DoctorDoom, of course, is this when he is in control of Latveria. One issue of ComicBook/FantasticFour literally shows the guillotine used for anything from murder to speaking out. Though, as with so much about Doom and his country, the degree or even presence of this [[DependingOnTheWriter tends to vary]].
10th Jul '17 5:09:27 PM karstovich2
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* This is exactly why [[UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing the Qin empire]] only lasted twenty years after UsefulNotes/QinShiHuangdi died. The laws were extremely draconian, with the death penalty being prescribed for minor crimes for reasons similar to Draco's (to terrorize the populace). However, one of these laws created a rather perverse incentive: the penalty for tardiness in arriving at one's post in the government and military was death. One company of soldiers managed to get stuck in the swamps of the southern provinces on its way to reinforce a northern fortress against barbarian attack, and realized they would not be able to report on time. It dawned on them that since the penalty for tardiness was death, and the penalty for mutiny was also death, they stood a better chance of living if they revolted (also, being killed in battle would be more honorable than summary execution). Thus they charged into a town, declared their captain Chen Sheng King of the Chu (Chu being one of the nation-states conquered by the Qin),[[note]]To this day, "Even Chen Sheng can be King" is a Chinese proverb meaning "even the lowliest man can achieve great power if he exerts himself".[[/note]] and attracted an army of xenophobes and disgruntled peasants (who had also found Qin rule distastefully foreign and oppressive), beginning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daze_Village_Uprising a rebellion]] that ultimately led to the end of the Qin Dynasty and the establishment of the pan-Chinese Han Empire.

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* This is exactly why [[UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing the Qin empire]] only lasted twenty years after UsefulNotes/QinShiHuangdi died. The laws were extremely draconian, with the death penalty being prescribed for minor crimes for reasons similar to Draco's (to terrorize the populace). However, one of these laws created a rather perverse incentive: the penalty for tardiness in arriving at one's post in the government and military was death. One company of soldiers managed to get stuck in the swamps of the southern provinces on its way to reinforce a northern fortress against barbarian attack, and realized they would not be able to report on time. It dawned on them that since the penalty for tardiness was death, and the penalty for mutiny was also death, they stood a better chance of living if they revolted (also, being killed in battle would be more honorable than summary execution). Thus they charged into a town, declared their captain Chen Sheng King of the Chu (Chu being one of the nation-states conquered by the Qin),[[note]]To this day, "Even Chen Sheng can be King" is a Chinese proverb meaning "even the lowliest man can achieve great power if he exerts himself".[[/note]] and attracted an army of xenophobes and disgruntled peasants (who had also found Qin rule distastefully foreign and oppressive), beginning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daze_Village_Uprising a rebellion]] that ultimately led to the end of the Qin Dynasty and the establishment of the pan-Chinese Han Empire.Empire.
** The founder of the Han Dynasty, Liu Bang, had a similar story during his rise to power. Though a peasant, he had through his personal charisma made connections that ended up with him as a (low-ranking) officer in the Qin army. He was assigned to escort a number of prisoners from his province to work on Qin Shihuang's tomb. However, a number of the prisoners escaped, and guess what the punishment for letting prisoners escape was? That's right, death. So Liu decided he would desert the army, since at least as a fugitive he could try to survive. He also let the rest of the prisoners go free. A number of them joined him in hiding, where they became the nucleus of the army he eventually led to win the throne.
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