It’s been said that we all have a death sentence against us from the moment we’re born, like bad credit. So what could be more torturous than to be convicted of a crime, sentenced to death and then allowed to live never knowing when the end will come? After years of appeals to higher courts, it makes perfect sense. Obviously, the death sentence is no deterrence to crime but neither is philosophy, religion or morality. There’s no added incentive one way or another for believing in God or expecting emptiness; isn’t it the same thing? Life becomes less like a journey and more like a vendetta.