Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bible Justice

Bible Justice

I've seen other such lists online. This one is well written.
However, this viewpoint is narrow, to say the least.  The Bible says many things about justice that are not so well quoted, and it omits a shocking list of crimes entirely.  For those who advocate capital punishment on the basis of the Bible's opinion, it would be useful to take a systematic look at the complete system of Biblical Justice. After all, if capital punishment is advisable simply because the Bible says so, and homosexuality or abortion is wrong simply because the Bible says so, then all of the Bible's other statements must be equally admirable and usable in today's world.  You can judge for yourself if you would like to see the Bible's judicial system implemented today.

Breaks out the things that are illegal [Including: no eating of fat, witches to be killed, handicapped people not allowed in God's sanctuary, male homosexuals to be killed] and the things that are legal [slavery, genocide, children stoned to death for stubborness]; and describes certain biblical principles to be followed, that sound like the script certain right-wingers  must have been reading from, what with multiple wives, mistresses, etc. [Yes, there have been well documented cases of left wing leaders behaving in less than seemly ways, but they're not usually the ones out telling everyone else to be moral and righteous while they personally are being randy old bigots.]

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