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  •  An eye for an eye was a limitation (1+ / 0-)
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    not a command - and Old Testament

    And Jesus limited it even more ...

    And we don't need the Bible or Koran or anything else...

    Capital punishment is state sanctioned murder ...decent human beings do not kill people ...

    The penal system should rehabilitate the criminal and protect society ... capital punishment does neither

    and executing people who lack full mental capabilities is a crime against human decency

    Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

    by moonbatlulu on Tue May 13, 2014 at 04:37:24 PM PDT

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    •  Whoever ghost-wrote Moses was quoting Hammurabi (0+ / 0-)

      but Mosaic law sets quite severe limits on an eye for an eye, at great length and in great detail.

      Lovely sig.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Tue May 13, 2014 at 07:00:52 PM PDT

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