End Human Sacrifice

End Human Sacrifice March 2, 2015

Here’s a petition to stop one pointless exercise in vengeful bloodlust scheduled for this evening. Is there any greater stupidity than the argument than “the death penalty helps the criminal focus on repentance” followed by “Kill her anyway!” when the criminal repents?

A reading from the gospel of Christians for the Death Penalty:

Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Well, I sure as hell do! Die, repentant scum! You were made for the law, not the law for you! Rules are more important than you! And besides, how do we know it isn’t all an act. Better the innocent die than the guilty escape!” and he rained stones down on her head till she was dead. (Jn 8:10–11).

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  • MarylandBill

    I am not sure I am completely opposed to the death penalty… there are times when it might be the most just or even the most humane option. That being said, when it is administered like this, with no chance for meaningful reprieve or clemency, it is not justice, it is at best state administered vengeance.

  • Tom

    Yes. The stupidity of one who thinks himself better equipped than St. Thomas to discuss the morality of the death penalty.

    • chezami

      I’ll see your St. Thomas and raise you three popes and an entire Magisterium.

      Thomas would be appalled by the death cult pitting him against the magisterium of holy Church.

      • Tom

        First, St. Thomas would tell you that you can’t pit three pope’s ambiguous DP teaching against 6,000 years of Judeo Christian moral teaching. Which is why, by the by, Benedict XVI expressly stated that Catholics may exercise a legitimate diversity of opinion about the application of the DP. Is he a heretical maximalist? No, abolitionists are the heretics, look up the Waldenses and other pacifist heretics.

        Nice try though.

        • chezami

          There’s nothing ambiguous about it. “Don’t kill people unless you have to” is only complicated for people bent on ignoring the Church, like you.