“I Hope He’s In Hell”

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I’ve been reading and hearing variants of the words in this headline since Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev* was killed in a gun battle with police. Since the capture of his brother, Dzhokhar, I’ve also seen various sadistic fantasies about how he should be treated, each more lurid than the last, all of them steeped in blood and [Read More...]

Death for Gosnell? Or Mercy?

Robert George addresses something that’s been on my mind as well. As surely as I know that the sun rises, I know that, if found guilty, Kermit Gosnell deserves the death penalty for his crimes. We know very little about the psyche of Dr. Gosnell. His keeping of souvenirs certainly suggests that he took some [Read More...]

“Go and learn what this means…”

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“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. That’s Jesus, quoting Hosea. In my post on the suicide of Matthew Warren, I focused on the mercy of God, as is proper in the wake of a tragedy. There’s more that can be said about the mentally ill, [Read More...]


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