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Clay Bennett

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    TONY PRESSER said, over 2 years ago

    I dislike the whole idea of a death penalty. Still, it is more humane than putting someone in a small cage for years and years. That is far more horrible than death.

  2. ideator

    ideator said, over 2 years ago

    The punishment should fit the crime!

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Interesting. Thanks for the link.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    “Capital punishment was established by God in the bible and is endorsed for certain crimes.”

    So is taking your unruly children into the town to have them stoned to death. Sometimes biblical literacy creates more quandaries than it solves.

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 2 years ago

    Death is not a punishment….it’s a freedom from suffering. “Life” should mean life , with hard labour to earn your keep make compensation to your victims.

  6. trimguy

    trimguy said, over 2 years ago

    Nope. Another fake Christian fallacy.

    “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that anyone who hates his brother will be subject to judgment.” Matthew 5:21-22

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Did Clayton Lockett read that particular commandment?

  8. Wacky Jacky

    Wacky Jacky said, over 2 years ago

    I think the point is that we as a society should strive to be at least morally better than the criminals we are executing.
    No, we shouldn’t be liberal hippies and let murderers go free like some right wing wackos are suggesting.

    That doesn’t mean we should go around and explode people’s veins in the name of ‘justice’.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I like the interpretation from that nice, peaceful bible that if your kid doesn’t turn down the TV on command, you turn him over to the mob in the street to stone him to death.

  10. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This is a Commandment that has been interpreted incorrectedly from Day One. “Kill” actually translates as “Murder”—which gives a completely different meaning to this Commandment, Mr. Bennett.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Actually the correct translation would be “Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder.” Thank you.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago


    So how is it that you think this statement invalidates the “do not murder” thing? It takes the principle a step further.

    In order to reach the point of “murder” – as opposed to accidental death or “war” – one must build a “hate” for the victim. I understand that there are those that do not have the mental capacity for hate or love due to chemical imbalance or other medical reasons. Those people can be “fixed” to some degree.

    But to “murder” someone, one has a reason, has contemplated that reason long enough to build animosity toward the victim and then one plans and executes the plan to end a life. Murder.

    IF you stop the process by not hating then the murder will not occur. Indeed, if all men and women practiced the principled love talked about in the bible, the Quran and other religious works then even war could be eliminated.

    Should we then confront the root cause of murder? Is it not reasonable that IF there is a God that said God would want to “nip it in the bud”?

    Debate it all you want. The fact remains that if all embraced love for their fellowman then the death penalty would be a moot point.

  13. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    It is the capital punishment of Jesus that gives everyone eternal life if they so choose.

  14. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago


    Did you know there was a New Testament?

  15. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago


    Bruce, my only problem with your commentary is your last statement. Some of our fellowmen include more Clayton Lockett types. As much as I am not a fan of Ronald Reagan, both he and Pope John-Paul II stated that evil DOES EXIST in the world. As much as I would like to share the same wish with you, it is too utopian. There are more Locketts out there, in every country. The debate will continue.

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