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Old June 5th, 2011, 02:53 AM  
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Default Re: Religion

Originally Posted by Korashk View Post
Okay then, what have you heard?
Something which I can only presume was inaccurate or highly opinionated.

Originally Posted by Korashk View Post
Because the original hebrew of that commandment contains this: רָצַח, which is translated as ratsach, which is commonly used to describe the act of murder. I'm no linguist, but I'm inclined to take the word of those who are in this regard.
A fair point, but it doesn't mean that its reference to murder is confirmed since some true meaning can always be lost in translation. As such, the lines between "murder" (which is subjective anyway) and "kill" will probably get quite blurry.

Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
Perhaps the entire argument [the death penalty] can be summarised in just a sentence.

We kill people who kill people to show others that killing is wrong.
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