Thursday, February 15, 2018

Let’s sympathize with the victims, first, before lavishing the school shooter with “forgiveness”….

I cannot believe all the bleeding-heart sympathy on the Internet for the shooter who killed 17 innocents at a Florida school yesterday! What is the matter with people? The dead haven't even been buried yet, and there are holier-than-thous out there talking about forgiving the "poor kid who did the deed." Let's sympathize with, and pray for the VICTIMS, first, shall we? Give the victims' families a chance to grieve before attempting to force them to shed tears for the guy who just INTENTIONALLY murdered their loved ones!

It doesn't matter WHAT kind of life this murderer had! Most of us have had hard and tough lives, and we're not going around killing innocents because of it! This is tragic for ALL concerned, including the mentally imbalanced perp; but let's not kick the dead victims and their families in the face by lavishing the perp with sympathy just yet!

Torah doesn't command us to "forgive" someone who has deliberately murdered another. In Torah, when at least two witnesses confirmed that someone killed another intentionally, YHWH's Rules allowed for the families to stone the perp to death. There was no "forgiveness" for someone who committed this kind of abomination! They were they put to death, period. Nobody took into consideration that the perp "had a tough life" or anything else. It didn't matter. What mattered was, he broke one of YHWH's commands by intentionally taking a life.

Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.

Numbers 35:30-31 “If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death.

Exodus 21:12-14: (12) Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death. (13) However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place I will designate. (14) But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.

Leviticus 24:17: If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death.

Leviticus 24:21 Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a man must be put to death.

Romans 13:1-14 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”


  1. Hi Sister Shali,

    Will this fall under the category of "Eye for an Eye".


    1. Yes, it does. In the case of purposely taking a life, Torah commands a death sentence. If an "eye" were poked out, compensation can be made (not necessarily taking out the eye of the perp. But there is no compensation for murder.

  2. I agree that the families should have the respect that is due all for such a tragic way to lose a child or loved one.
    I can see why some would feel the way they do about this young disturbed person, BUT only to a point about him committing such an evil, horrific act.
    Obviously he is mentally deranged but does know right from wrong and in most cases when they display on media their intentions, one can't help but wonder if deep deep down in some twisted way that it was a cry for help.
    The people who knew and seen the signs will carry this for the rest of their lives.


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