This is a blog to discuss philosophy, chess, politics,
C. S. Lewis, or whatever it is that I'm in the mood to discuss.
I'm at least happy that no one's prepared to go where idiot Feser has gone. Institutionally sanctioned murder is still murder. Period.
Religious apologetics have to defend all kinds of indefensible things in the name of their religion.
The death penalty is not an issue in religious apologetics. I happen to be an opponent of the death penalty myself, though the case is not the slam dunk you think it is. My problem with the death penalty is that it doesn't actually provide what its proponents hope it will provide. Not deterrence, not closure, not even giving the criminal what they deserve, since to be a death penalty candidate they will get what they denied their victims, a painless death. Oh and it doesn't save money either.
"The death penalty is not an issue in religious apologetics."Riiiiiight! I guess "an eye for an eye" was not writ in the Bible.
Apparently, Jesus thought that wasn't the last word. 38"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.' 39"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.…
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