Since this is my personal blog, I am going to use it to make a comment about something that has nothing to do with homeschooling, although it does relate to the sense of justice that we are trying to teach our children.
The Bible teaches the death penalty for certain crimes. “Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed;for in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6). The inspired apostle Paul recognized the validity of this principle when he said, “For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deservingof death, I do not object to dying…” (Acts 25:11).
Zacharias Moussaoui, by his own admission, was duly convicted by a jury, who had examined all the evidence, of being implicated in a dastardly plot that resulted in the murders of over a thousand innocent Americans on September 11, 2001. If any cased cried out for and deserved the death penalty, this one most certainly had to be it! The fact that the sentencing jury could not agree on the death penalty is a symptom of the deep, deep sickness that has infected our society.
I strongly disagree with the jury's decision of life imprisonment. I think it is wrong and sends the wrong signal to our enemies in general and to other would-be terrorists. However, this is America and I must accept the verdict even though I do not agree with it. We must live with it. I just hope that we do not have to die with it.
Wayne S. Walker