[major snippage] >> I can tell you that if you kill someone near to me, I will wait until >> you get out and I will kill you personally, mercifully (I am not a sadist), >> but assuredly, and I will go to my grave knowing that I have not sinned, >> and perhaps even done society a favor. > >"Most criminals think they are restoring an imbalance that the victim has >created by his own actions... In the criminal's view, the victim deserved to >be punished... Criminals tend to see moral issues as cut and driedno >ambiguity for them. They are overly sensitive to perceived injustices and >believe in getting even. Motivated by revenge, a primitive form of justice, >they tend to believe in harsh punishment, even capital punishment." >-by Richard Moran, MHC professor of sociology >http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/comm/csj/051101/moran.shtml > > [/snip] Tara, you make so much sense my toes curl. Ripped from the headlines, '"Abortion doctors commit premeditated, cold-blooded murder 10 or 20 times a day," said the Rev. David Trosch, a Catholic priest from Mobile, Ala. "What Paul Hill did was absolutely justified. It was not murder. It was taking the life of a murderer who intended to commit further murders."' What part of 'Thou shalt not kill' is so confusing for some people? saving all my marshmallows for hot cocoa, -Sean G.