Friday, May 15, 2015


The sentence of Dzhokar Tsarnaev conflicts me greatly.

I am firmly against the death penalty. I don't the idea of my government killing people--in war or by lethal injection.

But this case was so violent and terrorist driven that I am conflicted.

Part of the conflict is the descriptions of how seemingly inscrutable, indifferent and disinterested he was during the trial. No regret, apparently, has entered his heart.

(The only crimes I would have no problem supporting the death penalty--and might be willing to impose it myself--are against the helpless: animals and children.

So, given that, the bombing at the Marathon was against people who were helpless to know they were in danger....)

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.