Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The idea that cooler temps are coming - while true - hasn't exactly arrived yet.  Highs still in the low 100's for the rest of this week.  It'll be October before the highs are in the 80's, of which I can stand pretty well because that usually means the lows are low enough at night to shut off AC and open the windows.  A task I will gladly do in exchange for a much lower electric bill.

It is interesting that an obese inmate, slated to be executed for shooting and killing a hotel clerk some 30 years ago, is now stating that he is too obese to be executed because it would cause a ""torturous and lingering death."  I have mixed feelings on the death penalty.  I sort of think that should be God's purview and no-one else's, yet there are people that have been executed that I thought nothing of - they "deserved" it and that was that.  The biggest problem I have with it, though, is if the system is wrong and the person being executed didn't actually commit the murders or whatever that got that person onto death row.  You occasionally read about individuals who have spent 20 or more years in prison for something that they find out that person didn't do, whether from DNA testing or a "witness" that comes out and says they lied.

What do you do with a witness that lies under oath, in a courtroom and is responsible for putting a person away for life or even death row?  

Well, whatever.  I was just reading that article and came to the conclusion that I'll leave those kinds of judgments in the hands of the Lord, that contrary to popularity vote, God is a merciful God and those that come to Him through Christ, asking for forgiveness of sin and truly repenting of it - find that mercy and that forgiveness.  

G'day.

ben

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