I'm not saying my way is moral and just, only that I think some people deserve to die. That is a flaw with me I know, but I can't help it none the less.
The death penalty was never employed arbitrarily or frivolously. In fact, observing the use of capital punishment in the Old Testament actually shows us how precious human life is to God. Because human beings are image-bearers of God, murder was such a serious affront to both God and man that it had to be answered with the blood of the murderer. Genesis 9:6 suggests that this sense of justice is woven into the moral fabric of Creation:
Whoever sheds man’s blood,
his blood will be shed by man,
for God made man
in His image. – Genesis 9:6
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Heres my question for you-WHEN did the death penalty become barbaric? The process hasn't changed, and it was always seen as acceptable. The voters of each state get to determine this, is that acceptable?
Given what he did to get there, I find it hard to care much.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."