Okay, so the direction another thread went in got me to thinking, and here's my question for everyone (it could be simplified into a poll, but that would 'kill' the point):
It has been too well proven, that human beings can rationalize and/or justify anything (ie: dropping the bomb on Hiroshima ((somebody pushed that release button)) or running a fleeing motorcyclist off the road and killing him or her because he or she might cause an accident),
but ultimately it is death itself that is the ultimate arbiter, for nobody escapes it's clutches.
Life is a 'death sentence', no matter how many push-ups one does, how many low-fat vegie burgers one eats, or how many beers one doesn't drink.
Some of you even posted up the desire to expedite the demise of an evil and currently incarcerated one, because of a repulsion toward his (monsterous) actions and deeds and because of a subsequent hatred toward that person.
So I ask you, then, is it such that there is, or isn't, some sort of ultimate 'equalization' process in the passing of each person's life, where an atonement is made for all the bad and/or evil deeds that person has committed? Is there a karmic debt processing process, or a 'judgement day' threshold one passes through, or isn't there?
And is posing that question simply dividing the materilaists from the spiritualists?