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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    this thread is about killing people.

    not 3-day old zygotes.
    Her statement was clearly "taking a life is wrong". She did not say killing a person is wrong. I don't care how you slice it, killing a zygote is taking a life.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    Thank you.
    So, really your argument is "taking a life that has been subjectively defined as a person is always wrong". Not, "taking a life is always wrong". Correct?
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So, really your argument is "taking a life that has been subjectively defined as a person is always wrong". Not, "taking a life is always wrong". Correct?
    Well, considering we might want to keep eating...I think we will need to keep ending lives.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Well, considering we might want to keep eating...I think we will need to keep ending lives.
    Well, there's another argument against that statement.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Her statement was clearly "taking a life is wrong". She did not say killing a person is wrong. I don't care how you slice it, killing a zygote is taking a life.
    dogs, cats, gerbils, snakes, ants, and worms are also alive.

    are you suggesting that she was also condemning the killing of ants and worms?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    dogs, cats, gerbils, snakes, ants, and worms are also alive.

    are you suggesting that she was also condemning the killing of ants and worms?
    In the manner that she put it...sure...if not, she should clarify. I'm relatively certain that she can speak for herself, though.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    In the manner that she put it...sure...if not, she should clarify....
    this whole thread, is about killing human beings.

    live, human beings.

    not worms, chickens, goats, ants or 3-day old zygotes.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    this whole thread, is about killing human beings.

    live, human beings.

    not worms, chickens, goats, ants or 3-day old zygotes.
    A life is a life. If you are going to justify your stance against the death penalty with "taking a life is wrong", then you should actually mean it. In reality...it seems her stance is really just "The state's taking of a life is wrong."
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    A life is a life. If you are going to justify your stance against the death penalty with "taking a life is wrong", then you should actually mean it...
    she does mean it. she is against the taking of the lives of living, breathing human beings.

    you're whole diversion into abortion is a red herring.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    A life is a life. If you are going to justify your stance against the death penalty with "taking a life is wrong", then you should actually mean it. In reality...it seems her stance is really just "The state's taking of a life is wrong."
    My body is my property. You do not possess rights nor authority to anything underneath my skin or the skin itself.

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