Sure, you have your right to an opinion. Opinions can be wrong, however. I am loathe to offer straight up black and white morality directives, but in this case, you are wrong. There is nothing moral or right about sentencing a man to death for theft. It becomes pure sadism when his entire family is sentenced along with him. Also, insubordination does not warrant death, especially insubordination to a fictional character.<quoted text>
It was more then just "theft" that took place at that giving time. If you would read the story you would see that. Achan was a "soldier" who disobeyed a diret order, and not only stole from the enemy, but he stole from God as well. He was guilty for 2 different accounts of theft,as well as disobeying wat God had commanded them to do. He kept the gold and silver and other stuff for himself, that was suppose to have been taken to the Lord's house. In return cause some of his fellow soldiers to be killed by his actions.
Again, NO i did not say that i support public execution,, you LIAR.. This is what i take issue with dimwitt, you are saying i do, and i dont!!!! I said back in those days it was a deterrent
just like the wiki link said it was, because the evidence to prove someone was guilty of a crime that was punishable by stoning was SET AT SUCH A HIGH STANDARD and was almost impossile to acheive.
OK,,... So tell us what your form of justice should be giving to GUILTY person in my example i gave you?
Read the story, like i said it was more then just "theft" that made it justifiable to give that punishment in those days..
You have your right for your opinion, but thats all it is. Just like mine, and my opinion is that GOD is JUST and FAIR in his way of dealing with Sin and circumstances.
You did advocate for public execution. Do I need to quote you yet again? You mentioned the example of public stoning in ancient times as an effective deterrent, and then you said that "we could use something like that in modern times - a swift execution." I am paraphrasing you slightly, but that is nearly an exact quote, and I can go back for the actual quote if need be. Do you deny that what you said is a clear endorsement of public execution? If that is not what you meant, say so, but there is no other conclusion for me to make based on your original words.
Why are you so keen on getting my opinion on your ridiculous scenario? It has nothing to do with your endorsement of public execution nor with your touching story of a man executed for theft. Anyways, I believe that anyone who could do that to a child should never be able to freely interact in society again. If it was personal, I would try to kill him myself, which is why we do not practice vigilantism anymore. I do not agree with the state punishing barbarism with barbarism. It makes no sense. We should definitely isolate such individuals, but instead of killing them or locking them up and leaving them to rot, we could try to learn from them and use our knowledge to help prevent similar things from occurring in the future.