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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Day Eleven

She refuses to die.

Despite the best efforts of Judge Greer, Michael Schiavo, the Pinellas Park police department, the state of Florida, and the United States of America.

"She's exercising her right to die."

"She did not wish to exist like this."

Looks to me like she's fulfilling her intention to live as long as she possibly can - despite their best efforts to kill her.

You go, girl.

Can't Be Trying To Make Sense of It All ...

Colorado's highest court has ruled that one cannot seek guidance from the Bible when sitting in judgment of others. The court prefers that we continue to use its muddled, capricious, arbitrary, and conflicting precepts instead.
Colorado Court Bars Execution Because Jurors Consulted Bible
By KIRK JOHNSON, New York Times

DENVER, March 28 - In a sharply divided ruling, Colorado's highest court on Monday upheld a lower court's decision throwing out the sentence of a man who was given the death penalty after jurors consulted the Bible in reaching a verdict. The Bible, the court said, constituted an improper outside influence and a reliance on what the court called a "higher authority."

"The judicial system works very hard to emphasize the rarified, solemn and sequestered nature of jury deliberations," the majority said in a 3-to-2 decision by a panel of the Colorado Supreme Court. "Jurors must deliberate in that atmosphere without the aid or distraction of extraneous texts." (link)
Let's see. The Bible says:
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy." Matthew 5:7
And:
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. "Matthew 6:14-15
And:
"Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him,O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses." Matthew 18:32-35
And:
"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: "Luke 6:37
As I write this, the American judicial system is starving an innocent woman to death; her crime being that she cannot verbalize her wishes to the court. The preciding judge says he is protecting her rights.

I think I'd rather have the Bible readers sit in judgment when I'm in trouble.