I was taken aback yesterday at the anger of blogger standers by; who were cheering the execution of the Virginia woman convicted of murder for hire of her husband and step son. While I find her act thoroughly deplorable; I find cruelty also reprehensible in any form.
An article here but; there is much more to the story.
I saw these comments and wondered; where is the compassion?
"I sure hope this woman dies tonight."
"eye for an eye"
Two wrongs do not make a right or lift those who mete out a vigilante justice to humane nor sane.
Did you know when a prisoner is put to death by a state by whatever method; their cause of death is listed as MURDER?
Did you know lethal injection is not painless? Drugs do not work well on everyone.
I understand the people who chose to commit atrocious acts against humanity are horrible. Consider this as a another point:
States who seek the death penalty pay a heavy price. Death row prisoners costs state governments thrice more a year to: investigate, try, sentence, house, keep death row prisoners healthy, fight their right to appeals, special handling, and other safe guards.
Have I ever known any one who has been murdered? Yes, quite a few actually and it tore my world apart. Was I angry the persons who took the lives of those I knew and loved in such a horrible way..... HELL YES
But, I can not applaud a murder in any form.
Here is another baliwick to consider for folks who tout the Old Testament (Ex. 21:23, 24; Lev. 24:19, 20; and Deut. 19:21) lines must also consider Jesus in the New Testament. He implored those who were wronged against to rise above the evil nature and acts of other men in Matthew 5:38-42.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I reason with all who pass. To shore up your faith and trust in higher powers to whom you ascribe.
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