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    Ezekial 23 20, TiaRachel

    I never realized how angry people would get when I said that I found it unacceptable to cheer death.  I got the "rabid dog" analogy too but the problem with the analogy is that it is a dog, not a human being.  It is an easy way to dehumanize and when we dehumanize, things like cheering death become acceptable.  Just as the folks in Rwanda.

    If a human was literally rabid, we wouldn't shoot them, we'd do what we could to help them.

    If a human is dangerous and/or a threat to others, there are plenty of ways to deal with that without killing them.

    Sometimes killing is necessary, but it is always regrettable.

    Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

    by democracy inaction on Mon May 02, 2011 at 10:18:24 AM PDT

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