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To: J Edgar

Cardinal O’Brien is out of his mind. He is not preaching compassion, he is preaching injustice and disrespect of human life. Murderers, especially mass murderers, must be put to death or innocent life loses worth.
Without justice, mercy is meaningless.
“May God have mercy” is an appropriate speech, but “Release the mass murderer” is just plain nuts.
Justice is not vengeance - it is the order of good civilization.


7 posted on 08/07/2010 11:30:57 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: ValerieTexas

“...Murderers, especially mass murderers, must be put to death or innocent life loses worth.
Without justice, mercy is meaningless...”

Worth repeating! Your whole reply was great.


14 posted on 08/07/2010 11:51:08 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: ValerieTexas

I believe you have hit several nails smack dab upon their heads.

Mercy has no meaning without justice, right and wrong (morality) has no meaning without judgement, and love has no context without morality.

When these attributes are Divine, they are Infinite, Flawless, Unchanging, and hardly comprehensible by human standards. Cardinal O’Brien needs to explain a whole bunch more, as in what about the victim robbed of earthly life! IMHO


17 posted on 08/08/2010 12:32:05 AM PDT by J Edgar
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