Monday, 4 January 2016

A conundrum

I realise that my puzzlement may well be down to my failure to understanding, but I have for many years wrestled with the apparent contradiction between the Old Testament's 'eye for an eye' and the exhortation in the New Testament to turn the other cheek.  I do tend towards the New Testament idea rather than the Old.  For instance, I find myself unable to agree with capital punishment, although that might be more because I accept the possibility of miscarriages of justice.  And anyway, are there really people who are so completely evil that they are incapable of ever repenting?

Yet I could not help but, not rejoice, but feel relief when I heard of the death of Mohammed Emwazi, dubbed Jihadi John by the media.

And now it seems that there is a 'new' Jihadi John.

There will, I fear, be many more deaths before this evil that is known as ISIL is purged from the world.

1 comment:

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Oh, if only all the answers were yes or no.