Thursday, December 30, 2010

Should We Execute Michael Vick?

from:  The Daily Caller

Tucker Carlson, editor in chief of The Daily Caller, is making headlines after offering his opinion Tuesday night that Michael Vick should have been executed after being convicted of torturing and killing dogs.

Carlson made the comments while hosting Hannity on the FOX News Channel. “Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way, and I think personally he should have been executed for that.”

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Kent comments:

It is wonderful to love your pets.  It is also wrong to torture animals.  But Tucker Carlson must be crazy.

Many, many people in the world today, especially Christians (and I think Carlson claims to be one) often need to take a deep breath and repeat to themselves, “Animals are animals, and people are people.”  While that bit of truism is almost unworthy of statement, many people need it just for emphasis.

Animals do not bear the image of God.  So even if someone killed all the dogs in the world, he would not be worthy of death, to use a Biblical phrase.  It would be a tragedy, but it would not be murder.  It could not, in terms of Christian theology, be murder.

Again, just because so many seem so easily to forget:  animals are not people.  Write that down and post it on your refrigerator.  Contemplate the ramifications of that statement as you reach for some leftover pot roast.

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