Does human life end when it fails to meet a societal (jucdicial) definition of valuable?
We are the people of the United States. We are defined by the decisions that we make as a people. The life and imminent death of Terry Shiavo has brought to the American consciousness the question: "When does life end?" The answer that the Court's have established in Ms. Shiavo's life and imminent death is at a definite point before the heart stops beating. This is a matter of grave moral concern for anyone who believes that man is created in the image of God. Are we to look at Terry Shiavo and think that God does not like what he sees?Spinoza said:Who are any of us to sit back and decide that Terri should be kept alive, or that the tube should be removed?
Brother, I find myself often in agreement with you on so many things, I am curious about your views on capital punishment. As for myself, Christ's forbidding of a clearly lawful execution leads me to think it unacceptable. I don't, however, mean to derail the thread.This is pretty black and white:
Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
The Hebrew word used here is ratsach which means murder and could easily be read though shalt not murder. While capitol punishment is not murder and is biblically supported (so is war). In my opinion murder would certainly cover abortion (slaughtering innocents for convenience and profit) and the starving to death of that poor woman.