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What makes beheading seem so barbarous?

Asked by janbb (48471 points ) September 3rd, 2014

Many people are killed every day but there is something that feels so inhuman and horrifying about beheading that it stuns us. I feel that way but wonder what it is about this particular method of murder that is so shocking. It feels like a reversion to a darker part of our history as a species. What are your thoughts?

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