Supreme Court upholds Kentucky's use of lethal injections

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  1. Revmitchell

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    And a rousing cheer arises from the pro-death / anti-life crowd who get upset if a blastocyst is removed, proving once again they only care about you if you aren't yet born. Once you are, they are all too happy to execute you, let you die for lack of healthcare, or in a war based on lies.
     
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    More from Obama's bitter America.
     
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    No bitterness in my post, but the facts are indeed VERY distasteful.
     
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    You know you are describing God here, don't you?

    Who gives you the right to label a blastocyst as not being a human life!
     
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    You are a bitter liberal, pal. Every post you have is an attack on people who hold the bible dear.
     
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    Really? :rolleyes:
     
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    That was a pro-life statement. Aren't you pro-life?
     
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    Not taking the bait, BB. You've made so many assumptions & outright lies about my walk with God, that I won't disgrace it by discussing any of it with you.

    I will, however, chime in when I think you are wrong, and I think it's worth saying.
     
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    I believe the episode in the N/T, where Jesus challenges the pharisees to cast the first stone is misapplied. The Jews were under Roman control, and I don't believe the scribes & pharisees had that much authority. And on the cross, Jesus never told the Romans to let the other two go. He taught submission. He never encouraged the breaking of one Roman law. So I don't believe the incident is a good argument against capitol punishment.


    My $.02
     
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    ==Nobody should cheer over any death. However Scripture is very clear that those who "shed man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed" (Gen 9:6). It is God who, on more than a few occasions, orders executions in the Old Testament. To oppose the death penalty is to oppose the authority God has given to human government (Rom 13:4).

    Abortion has nothing to do with the death penalty. Abortion is the taking of innocent life, which is condemned in Scripture, while the death penalty is the state punishing a person who has murdered another person. Your description of the unborn child is heartless, unchristian, and unBiblical. Each life is important to God. That is why those who murder can be executed by the state.

    As for healthcare, I am not sure when that became an issue for the federal government. I have searched my constitution and it is not in there.
     
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    I know a few people who are anti-death penalty, but they are also ardently anti-abortion. (Some Catholics believe this way, for instance.) And I can respect that position, even though I think they are wrong about the death penalty. I am for the death penalty under certain circumstances, but it is not an ultimate issue for me, like abortion. Also, I am never gleeful when someone faces the death penalty - executing someone is a horribly sad thing.

    But what I have no respect for and find quite disturbing, disgusting and downright evil are those like yourself who thinks we should spare a murderer or vile rapist, but then also thinks it is fine to kill an innocent baby. I have no respect for such a position. Only disdain. I expect such thinking from unbelievers but not from a believer, which you claim to be. I continue to pray for your repentance from such wicked thinking.
     
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    Abortion - legal but bad
    Capital punishment - legal but bad

    Just goes to show that just because something is legal, it doesn't make it right!
     
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    ==So you are asserting that God has advocated that which is not right?
     
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    I am against abortion and capital punishment
     
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    Nice dodge. See you in a few weeks ?
     
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    You did not answer my question. You claimed that capital punishment was not "right". Therefore I asked you if you were asserting that God has advocated that which is not right?

    I asked you that because God clearly commanded/advocated captial punishment in Scripture.

    Now, are you claiming that God advocated something that was wrong (ie...not right)? What is your answer?
     
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    Isn't this terrific? Now we can go forward with <personal attack deleted LE>.
     
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    Hey BB, was God wrong to make the death penalty law ?

    And it seems to me like the pro-death penalty crowd values life more than the spare them so they can kill again crowd.
     
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    Oh, I guess I didn't understand your comment.

    I don't suppose to speak for God. I believe that God is the author of life and therefore the only one able to take it. The greater revelation, Jesus Christ, told us to love our enemies and to bless those who persecute you. This requires me to hold in tension what God did in the past and what God expects in the present.

    I know government has the authority of the sword, Paul says as much and tells us therefore to be submissive. The question shouldn't be does the government have the authority, but should the government use that authority to kill its citizens? I don't think they should.

    I fairly confident that if someone did something to me I would want to avenge myself or my family. Which leads me to the question, do I believe God when he says "vengeance is mine saith the Lord"?

    That's a very short answer for a complex question. I didn't even touch on the whole who's responsible when the wrong bad is killed. Do we then kill his killers?
     

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