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Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Leviticus 24:20┬áis notorious. People complain that, followed through to its logical conclusion, “the whole world will go blind.”

But nobody denies the necessity of a criminal justice system, and this law was intended to limit punishment, not perpetuate it.

If you allow one comparable punishment for a crime, then the felt need for justice is fulfilled. It is appropriate to suffer through a proportional human consequence for sin.

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Categories: law, sin, suffering
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