Posted by: 12stepgolf | August 20, 2009

Does it Ever Seem, the More We Surrender to Evil…..

the worse things get?

I am watching the motorcade in Glasgow, Scotland.  The Pan Am 103 bomber Megrahi is being transported to the  airport for his return home.  I am very saddened that another governmental body has surrendered.

When I forgive someone it doesn’t mean I have to excuse their behavior or minimize it.  This recklessness of letting him go is not forgiveness nor compassion.  I do not have to kiss the forgiven’s behind.  This is no more than a political move that has the smell of stupidity reeking from it.

Compassion?  Mercy?  I don’t think so.

What was the rational behind this release?  He doesn’t even have an ankle bracelet to keep track of his comings and goings.  We were not even told if he repented, or had any revelation of what he had done as being wrong.  Had he even asked anybody to forgive him?

This is just another example of the upside down world we live in.

Here is the phrase everyone uses to justify and excuse a felon’s behavior.  This has been turned inside out to justify some of the most ridiculous exhibitions of what some want to call compassion:

“but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well” (Matthew 5:39).

This is not about compassion and getting beat up, and allowing a perpetrator to do whatever they want and for anyone to become a pacifist.  The phrase is all about religious persecution, not murder.

Did Jesus turn the other cheek when at his trail a high priest struck him?  He did not.  He asked “if I have said something wrong, confirm what is wrong, but if I spoke correctly, why strike me”?

The whole phrase must be put into context.  In ancient near eastern cultures a common insult was to slap someone across their face with the back of their hand (the glove slap for a dual in more modern times).  Jesus wasn’t telling us to allow ourselves to be beaten, but rather resist the temptation to retaliate against insults.

Try Matthew 18:15-17:  “If your brother sinx against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you.  If he listens to you have won your brother over, but if he will not listen, take one or two others along so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.”

There is also a commandment that has been misused:  Thou shalt not murder, which is the true commandment.  This has been misunderstood to say, Thou shalt not kill, leaving the door wide open for the European Union to abolish the death penalty.

There is something wrong over there and these bureaucrats never take into consideration the will of the people.  They sit in their ivory towers thinking they know what is best for everyone else.  Euro-think, bad ideas.  The sad part is there are so many in the USA who Euro-think and want their craziness imported here.


Responses

  1. I totally agree with your view on the release of the Lockerbie bomber. I just posted my own views on this topic on my blog. I am disgusted with this situation and at the mere fact that a terrorist is being shown compassion but I guess some people just have a warped view on life. Compassion and mercy for a terrorist but what about having compassion for all those family members that lost loved ones due to this terrorist’s radical views. Sometimes I think that I’m the crazy one.lol. Great writing by the way.

  2. Thanks loads. I know what you mean by feeling like the crazy one. I remember the way my mom would just get so upset with the news and she would tell them like it really should be. She is gone now and I guess I have just picked up where she left off.
    You didn’t leave your blog’s name I want to visit it.


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