posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 10:45 PM
Why does it have to be pro-life Christians? Do Christians have a monopoly on feelings or morals? Is it necessary to not want to allow babies to be
I think there is a difference between murder and killing, and a difference between killing and volunteering your life. When a soldier enlists, we know
there is a distinct possibility of being killed, and we accept that risk. Likewise, when the enemy picks up his weapon to fight you for something he
believes in, he understands that he will probably die, and you are absolved of the crime of taking that life assuming of course you felt that your
actions were for a greater good. When you and your enemy take up arms against each other willingly, this is mutual combat. Of course, this does not
excuse the death of innocents caught in the middle, but you didn't ask about that, now did you?
So far as the death penalty, once again that life was given, not taken. It is well understood that certain crimes are so against the morals our
society holds to that if you commit them and get caught, you may be killed. One of the requirements to getting the death penalty is that you be of
sound enough mind at the time the crime was committed to understand this. If one cannot abide by these rules, there are many countries that do not
allow the killing of those who commit heinous crimes and all are welcome to denounce American citizenship and relocate to one of those countries. When
someone does commit a capitol offence knowing all of this, they volunteer their life; it is implied in the committing of the crime.