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All after-the-fact correction of deliberate moral evil not sins of ignorance is punishment i. In most punishments or 'corrections' in modern societies, the discomfort, suffering, or privation element is the primary focus or intent of the act e.
In the former, we ASK for correction to our moral views—before we violate a moral. Habitual offenders still spend the night in jail, even though no one in the Police station really believes it will make a difference.
The continued enjoyment of these are also misleading—they are NOT that important, powerful, blessed, etc. But this is a morally legitimate goal in itself.
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. But he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the Lord God of Israel. They went after false idols and became false; they followed the nations that were around them, The reconciliation between agamemnon and achilles whom the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.
But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed. But what will you do at the end of it? Jeremiah 22 with the preceding Jeremiah 21! There are no human hearts as anti-suffering, anti-punishment, eager-to-save, and loving as God, nor are there human hearts more patient than God.
And even then, He promised a restoration of the nation and protection for those who surrendered in obedience to His instructions once the core of that beyond-hope generation was finished. None of us would allow our loved ones and community to be abused by the treacherous for so long—because of some good-hearted, punishment-abhorring hope of redemption we had the treacherous themselves.
In some cases, individuals or groups were both so destructive and so incorrigible that excision from the community was the only merciful thing to do for the community and maybe even for the perp, at that point. That is, leniency with them was simply used as a weapon by the treacherous to do more treachery.
One implied the other, in the context of a community-valued moral law. There are numerous constraints on what can be expected in this system. While in the beginning of their career of evil, there would have been God-given contrary influences inside e.
There is a Point of No Return in their personal choice, and therefore a personal Point of No Redemption since they can no longer desire or ask for it from God. One of the largest categories of constraint applies to ALL moral agents, including God: I am supposed to help you as far as I can, but not to the point of sinning myself e.
And so on… This applies in a big way to Moral Authority e. One commitment acts as a moral boundary condition to the other. There are moral constraints of Fairness, Truth, recognition of the value of others, ethical integrity, social fidelity.
The literature of the western world is replete with chronicles of poorly-understood failures and ever-striving attempts. Most of these speculations are probably well-meaning fantasies--I have them too, but I don't use them to support a belief that I am morally and emotionally superior to God!
I know what they are expressions of compassion from a heart made in God's image and I know what they are not coherent, verifiable, well thought-out, bullet-proof alternative designs for the Universe. It also affirms that people are subject to external influences especially early in their choice history and therefore corrigible.
The nature of evil, however, reduces this corrigibility gradually but steadily, and some individuals may become incorrigible before death. Theologically, we understand that at death people become morally incorrigible i.
To me, there is a huge theological problem here: This is almost at the contradictory level: Nothing else comes close to the incandescence, historical concreteness and immersion, and revelatory explicitness of this act.
The match is too close. You are stuck with this: There is much more to be said on this subject, and there are many works on Philosophical and Theological ethics which discuss theories of punishment, etc.
I don't think the terms of the discussion in some of those utilitarianism versus retributivism, assertive retrib versus protective retrib, etc.
If punishment IS a 'moral imperative' a la Kant --and I believe it is but so is love For additional perspective, the reader could consider the discussion in Legal theory contexts. There are many websites that discuss the application of the these two main theories and their variants to Western legal problems.For many of the first few arcs of Volume 2 of X-Force, X is constantly warning Wolverine that Angel is a liability they can't trust because of his Super-Powered Evil grupobittia.comr Logan downplays her concerns, and insists Warren is under control.
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