Why do I worry about the distortions and contortions Live Action supporters pretzel themselves into in order to justify tempting somebody to commit murder for the camera? Here’s why:
“Mark, wasn’t Jesus kind of tempting the Romans to mortal sin to kill Him? I mean, if He had just given Pilate a reason to let Him go, I’m sure Pilate would have done so. Too bad you weren’t around back then to advise Him.”
So it’s come to this: prolifers arguing that Jesus tempts people to commit murder–all to protect Live Action. Folly.
For those not familiar with Scripture, here is what James has to say about this theory:
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.” (James 1:13-14).