So - SA says that there have been some misinterpretations - maybe even mistakes - in how one of the seemingly most important Ten Commandments may have been translated? Wow! If they didn't get the big Ten right, what else is up for debate?
Absolutely MANY MANY are NOT aware of this, and it is one of my arguments, Yes --what else has been mistranslated over the ages & translations -if one of the 10 can be, God knows what else .
Very different meanings Nice Guy.
Kill v. murder - semantics to me. Murder sounds a bit darker - but at the end of it - whether you've killed or murdered - would seem that the result is the same.
Yes, the end result is the same, BUT the intentions
to WHY it happened are as far from night & day as one can possibly get. (doesn't everything REALLY come down to the intentions in the heart?) ...
One has willfully chosen to disregard the LIFE of someone innocent... and for what - to steal a little money, shoot a police officer cause you don't want a ticket, Rape & kill a teenager , then go throw her in the ocean -to hide the evidence, fearing you will be put on a sex offender list.
I don't know about you, but I see a very very very grand canyon divide from someone INNOCENT not deserving to die , having their life cut short ....as opposed to someone who did a ROTTEN hateful deed for selfish gain & destroyed the life (and a family's hopes & dreams) of another -- sometimes just for KICKS. No, I would march in the streets for those types to be removed from society, and yes, PUT TO DEATH.
I hope the hell none of my children ever get taken from me from a monster like that cause if so, I might end up on TV being the next John Walse or something. Many parents have used thier ANGER to rally new & better laws for repeat offenders. Even the Amber Alert was born from such a cause . I greatly admire every parent who has spoken out for change - to keep better tract of sex offenders, I think of that Jessica Lunsford case where the man was a twice convicted sex offender, and buried that little girl alive clutching her teddy bear.
I would question the sanity of anyone who would want to spare that man's life. I simply can NOT relate to that at all.
So - is killing a man on death row a moral dilemma?
For me, no moral dilemma whatsoever. Sick profession to have I suppose . But really, they choose to disregard innocent life, their willful actions got them sitting in that chair, did they not?
Now if someone has been wrongly accused, this is another issue entirely. Moral dilimmas there - when not 100% proof, it should not be used, but how does anyone have 100% proof if no witnesses, we must depend on the evidence, it must be able to speak for us. Surely our legal system is better than most in this world. Maybe some would disagree, I don't know.