Even Bright Men Put Foot In Mouth

Monday, December 27, 2004

Posted by J. J. Jackson @ 6:46 AM

"This was a jury that just went wild," Dr. Cyril Wecht said. "I hope that these jurors will have a very, very merry Christmas when they go to their respective churches, pray to God and tell Him what wonderful Christians they are."

Dimitri Vassilaros (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

I am posting a link to this column because I happen to agree with Mr. Vassilaros on this issue. Cyril Wecht, a brilliant forensics mind that we all here in Pittsburgh are familiar with since he is the Allegheny County Coronor just completely mischaracterizes the Christian faith, as many do in a vain attempt to justify their opinions.

"My remark gets (Christians) deep, deep in their gut. They have to start thinking if this is morally, ethically and religiously right. You do not have to be Sigmund Freud to understand why you would lash out at the man who made the statement, so they are upset."

No Mr. Wecht, what gets Christians so "upset" is not your brilliant epiphany about our faith, but rather your distinct ignorance of it. Wecht sometimes suffers from the "I am NEVER wrong" syndrome that infects many in America and around the world. And this is one of those instances. He thinks that because the case was mostly circumstantial that therefore, the jury was wrong and wags his finger at them. He thinks that good "Christians" should be appalled by the sentence of guilt, and worse of "death".

Ok, let's get this straight ONE more time for the non-Christians and the Christian hatters. The "death penalty" is NOT unChristian. One of the ten commandments is often mischaracterized as thou shall not "kill". What it actually says is thou shall not "murder".

How can I say that? Simple, for anyone that has EVER read the Bible. Killing (via stoning and other methods) was often handed down as punishment by the people and government for certain crimes. Now, the Bible is supposedly divinely inspired which means that while it is written by man, the general process within is from God. Christian hatters often look at the 10 Commandments and that's it while ignoring the whole of the Bible. They do this, because it makes it easier to take things out of context to prove their points. But what they really do is show their ignorance.

And if you read the WHOLE of the Bible you find that death, as punishment for a crime, was quite certainly, Christian.

Now, when Jesus came along he did not tell the Jews (Jesus was a Jew remember?) to disregard the Old Testiment. He gave them one NEW commandment. That commandment was to love one another as he had loved them. He did NOT tell people that the Ten Commandments were wrong or that punishing people for crimes was wrong.

So before you open your mouth, learn of what you speak. It helps immensely with Foot In Mouth Disease.

Leave a comment if you like! *Note if you are a left wing, tin hat wearing, pro-Marxist loon that likes to post "anonymously" you will be treated like the kook you are!
Dude....from the 'burgh? Damn. I thought youse guys all lived over in the east.

I want to hear you try to apply your convoluted logic to abortion. Make it sound as hypocritical and irreverent as this little gem.

South Hills, no doubt.
Ah, another scared Lib that doesn't have the balls to put their name on their comments. No matter. You, like all your fellows simply dismiss that which disagrees with your distorted world view. I notice that instead of actually pointing out what is so "convoluted" about it you simply state that it is.

Typical for a lefty. I know it is hard for you to step away from teh "because I say so" logic, but if you are going to come here out of the sandbox and play with the big boys, you may want to try to be a little more specific.

If you can that is. But I doubt it because if you could have been, you would have been.

Class, take note on how liberals argue. There will be a quiz later.
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