posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 01:24 PM
Eh, it all comes down to your personal opinion of capitol punishment. Do you think the death penalty is fair? Some do, some don't. It's not so much
as a religious issue but a moral and social issue.
For some reason, the people judged in the Old Testament are assumed to be like we are today. Happy little civilized families all sitting around loving
each other doing no harm until an angry God comes along and, like the proverbial brat child at the top of the ant hill, decides to dowse the anthill
with gasoline and set everyone on fire.
What they fail to realize is that the people being judged were mentioned as committing horrible atrocities. Cannibalism, human sacrifice, birthing
babies only to sacrifice and consume them at birth, infanticide, invading lands and slaughtering men, women, and children. Raping, pillaging,
kidnapping, murdering, etc.
So, God judged them by issuing an "eye for an eye" verdict. You invaded this city and mass slaughtered innocents so now you will have your city
invaded and watch the mass slaughter of innocents. People say, "God is evil because He killed the Egyptian first born males!" Yes, and the Egyptians
killed the Jewish boys and persecuted the Jewish people as a whole which is why they were eventually judged.
We can moan and groan all day long but it all comes down to whether or not you think capitol punishment is fair. These weren't harmonious little
communities. These were total savages involved in every single repulsive and depraved act you could imagine. They were also given multiple warnings
but never repented.
I assume you think we should let the Ted Bundy's, Charles Manson's, and Jeffrey Dahmer's run around, too? After all, executing a murderer is
against human rights. Forget the fact they knew what they were doing was wrong, knew what the laws were, and knew the consequences in advance.
You're essentially claiming capitol punishment is evil. And that is a matter of opinion. Some consider it justice.
[edit on 1/18/2008 by AshleyD]