Someone needs to give this reporter a dictionary so he can look up the difference between “killing” and “murder”

March 21st, 2007

In an essay about the new movie 300, best viagra ailment Newsweek reporter Evan Thomas wrote:

The bad guys in “300” also include corrupt Spartan politicians who refuse to send more troops to the battle. Some right-wing bloggers have likened them to liberal Democrats voting against the surge in Iraq. Moviegoers may be a little confused by other cultural echoes in the film. The Spartan heroes seem to be in love with what one of them calls “a beautiful death.” Just like, viagra generic er, Islamic suicide bombers.

Yes…just like suicide bombers…if you ignore the fact that suicide bombers mostly kill innnocent civilians. There is a moral difference between wanton slaughter of children and shopkeepers and killing an enemy in battle. It concerns me that someone who writes for Newsweek isn’t able to see that…although, unfortunately, it doesn’t surpise me.

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  • 1. Jim Spice  |  March 21st, 2007 at 11:05 am

    There is a moral difference….

    But legality, not morality, is not the difference between killing and murder. I’ve often thought this when people say abortion or capitol punishment is murder. No, they are both legal killing, though it is certainly arguable that they should not be. Though we may consider stoning deaths in response to infidelity to be grossly unjust, under the sharia law of the land, it is perfectly legal. This is the risk when religous beliefs begin to dictate law.

  • 2. Jim Spice  |  March 21st, 2007 at 11:06 am

    But legality, not morality, is not the difference

    That second “not” should not be there.

  • 3. Administrator  |  March 21st, 2007 at 11:14 am

    I’m confused, Jim. Are you saying there is no such thing as “morality” only law?

    Or are you saying that no killing can be “moral?”

    Could you clarify? Use small words, I’m not too smart. ;)

  • 4. Jim Spice  |  March 21st, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Or are you saying that no killing can be “moral?”

    There is moral killing. There is even moral illegal killing. Assassinating Saddam Hussein would have been illegal according to international law, but I think as opposed to all-out war it would have been the right thing to do.

    The problem is, there is not one definition of “moral”.

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