Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Friday, April 10, 2015

No death penalty for Tsarnaev!

The Death Penalty is un-American.  Especially, if you believe the United States is a Christian nation.  

There doesn’t appear to be a more obvious way of exposing the falseness of the Boston Bomber’s religious belief system than his own plea of ‘innocence’ in hopes of avoiding martyrdom.  

What part about “thou shalt not kill” or the authoritative teachings of Jesus regarding the power of forgiveness is not understood by the majority of American Christian’s calling for Tsarnaev’s death?

Rehabilitation, not death would seem to be a true Christian offering.  A life imprisonment in isolation of any human contact -- other than practicing Christian guards would be a fitting closure to his life on God’s green earth.   He could also be allowed one copy of every version of the Bible that has ever been written -- along with any other Christian publications offered by the survivors of the bombing.

The death sentence has proven not to be an effective deterrent to Muslims or non-Muslims alike.  And it’s useless as revenge for taking more than one human life.   There is no fairness or ‘justice’ in that.

Lastly, there is always the chance that this young man in his solitude and reflection may someday come to regret his violent and murderous actions.  Perhaps all of his exposure to Christian writings, the kindness of his guards, or the power of forgiveness of those he has injured would inspire him-- to forgive all Americans for allowing our tax dollars to fund a foreign policy that allowed an unrelenting murder of tens of thousands of innocent Muslims --  so we would not have to forgo our ungodly addiction to burning fossil fuels that are destroying God’s green and blue creation.