Saturday, September 30, 2006

Dead man walking

Yesterday at I met Sister Helen Prejean at the Sonoma County Bar luncheon, the author of
Dead Man Walkingand quite the crusty speaker. I've always wondered about the death penalty and the absurd state of affairs that allows this bizarre ritual to take place. Why exactly you would take the life of a human being as a warning to others not to take the lives of human beings seems contradictory. Kind of like "porn stars for virginity" or "Republicans against fear-mongering". How about "Jihadists for tolerance"?

It's a good opportunity to pause and think. How many catholics are for the death penalty but anti-abortion?


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