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To: ckca
the fact that this guy even asks the question illustrates his moral vapidity.

how can you equate the killing of the innocent with the killing of the guilty? Unless you don't beleive in guilt.
9 posted on 12/18/2003 11:07:20 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: camle
the fact that this guy even asks the question illustrates his moral vapidity.

Which guy? The bishops who make the moral equivalence between the two, or this author pointing out their moral vapidity for doing so?

(You'll note the author is criticizing the moral vapidity of certain bishops and is obviously in agreement with you.)

14 posted on 12/18/2003 11:29:00 AM PST by ckca
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To: camle
Actually, there are some on both sides who do not equate the two. One side objects to Saddam being executed, but defends the "Right to Abortion". The other side exactly the opposite.

And the issue of guild, of whether there is Good and Evil, defined by a power higher than us mortals, is at the heart of this strange result.

Those who believe in a Higher Power understand that we should use the power vested in us by that Higher Power, to further Good and fight Evil. There are crimes worthy of the death penalty, and surely if anyone is guilty of such crimes, Saddam is.

Those who don't so believe, the secularists and amoral atheists, conclude that it is Wrong to make such Moral Judgements. Taking the life of an unborn child is acceptable, because it is simply an act of convenience for the mother, not a moral judgement on the child. Taking the life of Saddam is wrong, for the very reason that it is being justified on Moral grounds.

Strange - one side finds that the more guilty the victim, the more justified the murder, while the other side finds that the more innocent the victim, the more acceptable the murder.

46 posted on 12/18/2003 1:55:56 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!!!)
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