Wednesday, June 3, 2009

An Eye for An Eye?

Too many people pick and choose what they like out of the Bible. As a Christian, I find it downright embarrassing the way radical Christians act. Of course, they are "radical." There are people in that category in every belief system...

Too many Christians are so close-minded and judgmental. Too many are downright mean. Where are the Christian attributes? The treating others with love and kindness, having respect for others - and leaving the judgment to God?

The killing of Dr. Tiller is one such example. Abortion is a subject that is pretty hard to talk about without getting emotional, on either side. Which side I'm on is not all that relevant at this point (and could go on and on). What I do believe is you don't say "Thou shalt not kill" to someone and then kill them yourself. That is the main point.

To defend such an act - well, you've got to be kidding me. For a radical, such as Randall Terry, to come out and say it is perfectly justifiable to kill this doctor - in church no less - is beyond sick:
"We must not fear, we must not flinch, we must not retreat a single inch. George Tiller was a mass murderer, and we must continue to say so in his death just as we did in his life."
Whether you agree with something or not, no matter how awful you think it is, it does not give you the right to go out and take the matter into your own hands. To do the same thing by assassinating a man, destroying his family - and to do it in a peaceful, loving Christian church service? Great message of love! This act should be condemned, not congratulated. Something is really off here.

No comments: