Re: OT: sponge burning!
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On 02/28/07 06:56, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 04:29:29PM -0600, cothrige wrote:
>> * Ron Johnson (email@example.com) wrote:
>>> I was just having this discussion the other day. Legal killing is
>>> *not* murder.
>> I would certainly say that lawful killing is not murder, but might not
>> agree with the specific choice of legal. Legal would imply the laws
>> of the land, whereas lawful would be more broad. What is legal in
>> this country, i.e. certain killing, may not be lawful if one accepts
>> a higher law. Many, myself included, would believe that many killings
>> which are in fact completely legal are still in opposition to the
>> Divine law. That is why abortion is murder, even though it is legal.
>> That is my take on it.
> I believe the distinction between "legal" and "lawful" is this:
> legal -- pertaining to law
> lawful -- according to law
> thus a self-defence killing may be lawful, but it in not legal.
Huh? Maybe in Europe, but even you all aren't that crazy.
> A law-court may be legal, but if the judge and jury are crooked it
> will not be operating lawfully.
That's an excellent example.
> -- hendrik
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