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by collette mcfarland 
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I'm really befuddled. How is it murder isn't always punished? Why do some parents get off murdering their kids while others spend time in jail? What makes one life more valuable? The children aren't even missed. Oh, to be so unimportant that they came to earth and left it and no one paid any attention. Didn't even get a funeral, they are just thrown in the trash. Oh, some are found in garbage bins and then the parents are hunted down like animals and prosecuted, but most are dumped and no one cares, no one looks, they are never discovered. The bodies are just dumped in a landfill, never to be sought after, never given a christian burial, any kind of humane burial.

How old does a child have to be to be considered worthy of justice? When some lady rolled her car into a lake and drowned her children she was arrested, tried and convicted. Why? They were her kids, didn't she have the option to do what she wanted too. Some lady takes her kids to the bathroom and drowns them. So. They're her kids. She paid the bills to feed them, clothe them, and house them. Can't she decide she's tired of it and change her mind? Should she put an add in the paper, kids free to a good home. Yet women go to the doctor daily and decide on murder with a professional counseling them. Apparently it's only legal when the child is under a few months old, when it's frail body can be shredded and rendered unrecognizable, sucked into a suction machine and disposed of as biological waste. In other words, it's only legal before they actually take a breath. But let that same baby exit the womb and take a gulp of air then be thrown in a trash bag and concealed under beer bottles, potatoe peels ,newspapers, dog food cans, meat bones, egg shells... and it becomes murder, (if the evidence is found, how many escaped discovery?).

What's the difference? Same mother. Same child. Same reasons: Oh, I can't afford a kid now, I'm not married, I don't have a decent job, I can't date with kids, I can't go to school with kids, the timing is off. Yet because the child has been seen, has breathed, has attended school, has friends, has other relatives this child is given justice! Why can't these mothers take the kids they brought into the world and kill them legally? They are the legal gaurdians. Anybody have a good answer?

Why is it when a women is pregnant and in a Obstetricians office she is with child and eating for two. Why does the Obstetrician claim he has two patients? Yet the same woman can go into a "clinic" and suddenly be just a woman with a little "problem", an unwanted growth. No longer two patients in one, but one patient with one voice.

And is there really justice? Those that waited till after birth to dispose of their children get life. Did their victims get life? I feel that the mother that drowned her kids in their car seats should experience the same fear they went through. She should be strapped in a car with her eyes taped open, slowly rolled down hill, slowly feel the water level rise in the car and drowned. A life sentence, bah.

God didn't recommend a humane death. Does stoning sound humane? Not being stoned, like most of society is now but being the center of attention with hundreds of stones hurled at you till you fall to the ground crumpled and dead, does that sound humane?

The Didache, the first bible commentary, guide book, catechism, or whatever you want to call it refuted "murdering" children before or after birth. That was the teaching of the early church fathers. You know, the ones closest in time to the presence of Jesus himself. Those inspired by God in the flesh. Those that walked with the light of the world. They actually used the word "Murder". Remarkable.

Praise be to God that he has the capacity for more forgiveness than I do. However he still teaches that we must pay the consequences for our sins. For some, life in prison may be perfectly adequate. Without that time they may not come to repentence. For some,those not condemned to prison because their murder was legal and performed in a sterile environment, a life of regret can lead to repentence and heightened awareness of the results of a quick decision. Crusaders against injustices they are guilty of themselves are better able to reach people. I hope the deaths of those pitiful unborns have saved others. Blood sacrifices crying for justice.

a copy of the Didache chapter on murder:
Chapter 2. The Second Commandment: Grave Sin Forbidden. And the second commandment of the Teaching; You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. You shall not covet the things of your neighbor, you shall not swear, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not speak evil, you shall bear no grudge. You shall not be double-minded nor double-tongued, for to be double-tongued is a snare of death. Your speech shall not be false, nor empty, but fulfilled by deed. You shall not be covetous, nor rapacious, nor a hypocrite, nor evil disposed, nor haughty. You shall not take evil counsel against your neighbor. You shall not hate any man; but some you shall reprove, and concerning some you shall pray, and some you shall love more than your own life.

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