Sunday, November 21, 2010

Disagreement with the church again

The claim that violence cannot be resolved with more violence is false because of its implicitly universal scope.

To the contrary, the sort of state "violence" the bishops refer to can help resolve some types of actual violence. In particular instances it can solve the immediate problem.

The judicial and penitentiary systems should be improved, for sure, but so should health care, diet, education, and a whole host of other things.

Improving the judicial system should begin with strengthening administration of the death penalty. Foregoing the death penalty while improving the judicial and penitentiary systems makes as much sense as foregoing GM foods while trying to improve food production.

in reference to: Church in Guatemala calls on Congress to abolish death penalty :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) (view on Google Sidewiki)