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Just echoing a point made in other people's journals... pro-life people that support the death penalty (including the murder of Dr. Tiller)?


(note&disclaimer - I'm not pro-life and I'm not against the idea that certain people need to die. But the hypocrisy surrounding this boggles the mind.)

Sympathy for the Devil

Date: 2009-06-02 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 11th-letter.livejournal.com
Actually, I can make a pretty solid logical case for approving of the death penalty but disapproving of abortion. (And I hope this is in fact the reasoning that is being used, because I can't think of any other that makes sense...I like to think that even people I disagree with are not morons.)
The reasoning would be that an unborn child has no voice and no choices, and so the law must protect those who cannot speak for themselves. An adult, on the other hand, may have chosen to do something so heinous or dangerous to society as a whole that society has the right to judge that said person must be permanently removed.
The unborn child has committed no crime except to exist, which they had no say in anyway. The criminal who is sentenced to death made a choice, which led to a consequence.

Re: Sympathy for the Devil

Date: 2009-06-03 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stonetimber.livejournal.com
Your case is theologically sound. There are other reasons that go with these, that make it right to mete out punishment of the highest order to those who have committed acts of murder, and worse. And, for the record, it was wrong to murder Dr. Tiller, and his murderer will be judged for it. Too many people think that killing those whom kill the innocent is God's will, but they are stepping on His toes, and will receive His ire on Judgment Day.

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