The state of Arkansas is in the news for its rush to execute death-row prisoners before the use-by date of the last stock of execution drug expires. New supplies may not be available because manufacturers are uncomfortable about their products being used for execution. Those of us members who understand, or at least accept, the notion of continuous life may see the situation from a different perspective still, one very different from that of mortals without such an understanding. When we accept the notion of life after death (and everything associated with that notion) is it right to execute convicted criminals? Are we simply legalising something judged illegal under different circumstances? Is it justice or vengeance?