I concur that abortion is murder. However, just because Tiller was a murderer does not justify his murder by another party. As an example, the fact that Bugsy Siegel was a murderer did not make his assassination by a rival faction of gangsters anything other than murder. Timothy McVeigh believed he was avenging the deaths of the Branch Davidians when he blew up a Federal office building in Oklahoma City. Even if one holds the Feds responsible for what happened in Waco, he was not justified in killing Federal employees or their children in the on-premises day care facility.
We must also understand that vengeance and administration of justice are not the roles of private individuals. "Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them." (Deuteronomy 32: 35, NASB). This point is also repeated in Romans 12 and Hebrews 10 in the New Testament. Civil government is authorized in certain instances to administer justice, as Romans 13 indicates. Jesus Christ Himself stated that there is a role for government in society, "render unto Caesar" in Matthew 22:21 and Mark 12:17.
To: Wallace T.
There is a difference between vengeance and stopping the continuing murder of innocents.
Why do you call the killing of this murderer a murder. I gave you my definition earlier and asked you to explain why this was a murder.
posted on 06/01/2009 12:28:43 PM PDT
(Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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