Moral Contradictions

Monday, July 18, 2005

A contradiction within a contradiction

Unrepentant Rudolph Gets Life Sentence (Yahoo! News)

Oy... A victim of his attack said that "the full responsibility for this would have been the death sentence." I understand her anguish, but I can't wrap my mind the morality of wanting the death of someone who killed so that he may end death.

Vicious Cycle (noun): This case.


  • Nathan,
    I concur, Jesus clearly loved the unloveable, and just as clearly wants us to model that forgiveness. Hard as it may seem, we are commanded to pray for those who abuse us.

    By Blogger Monk-in-Training, at Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:03:00 PM  

  • I think it's even harder to pray for someone who abuses us while claiming to be one of us. The even scarier thing is that there's a fringe element that approves of or at least understands Rudolph.

    I'm amazed at the atrocities that have occured in Jesus' name, and as well I must remember all the glorious things that have been and can continue to be done in His name.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Wednesday, July 20, 2005 6:23:00 PM  

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