reply to post by StevenDye
Both things .. are morally wrong
Stealing a ten cent chocolate is morally wrong
Stealing an old woman's bag containing her life savings is morally wrong.
So both are morally wrong.
It becomes the degree of 'wrongness'
Raping and killing a little child is morally wrong.
Killing the person who raped and killed the child is morally wrong.
Most would be of the opinion that the latter 'wrongness' is LESS 'wrong' -- would be of the opinion that the death of the paedophile is justified.
Whereas snatching a helpless child, raping and killing it cannot be justified.
Again, it's about the degree of 'wrongness'.
The State executes killers.
But the State, the judiciary and compromised legislators are failing to appropriately deal with paedophiles and are ALSO failing to adequately protect
So, the public is executing paedophiles
Perhaps you should take your argument to those who decide which criminals on death row should be executed ... tell them you believe that the killer
has just as much right to kill his victim as the State has to execute that killer. Bet you don't