Im not going to tackle the issue of playing God as far as executing a proven guilty person. Everything you said about getting an education, going to church etc. is something those girls will never get to do now. It doesn't seem fair that anyone who commits murder can get all that and more while their victims are laid to rest long before their time. No amount of act of restitution can ever forgive his act. BTW, did God decide to put those girls to death and sent Hobbs as the messenger?upnorthkyosa said:Timothy McViegh talked about the children he killed as "collateral damage".
When collateral damage is "expected" there is nothing "unintentional" about it. Also, intent can be a very subject thing...yet the end result is the same. Some parents get to bury the peices of their children and live with that horror for the rest of their lives.
Thus, I think it is hypocritical to put one person for death make another a hero for the same thing.
Moreover, what good comes from putting someone to death?
My uncle is a guard at the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison in MN. Inmates with life sentances for horrible crimes can get educated there. They can go to church, get counseling, and they can willingly perform some acts of restitution.
If given a life sentance, there is a chance to make amends. Leave death for God to decide...