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Thou Shalt Not Kill

Thou Shalt Not Kill

We think in a court of law . . .
Where the death sentence is being carried out
Use of the Holy Bible should never be allowed
For this breaks one of the Almighty Lord God’s 
Moral imperatives in the Ten Commandments 
Whereby, He declared: “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”

Our verdict on this subject is . . .
This action is certainly not a man-given right
To do such an immoral thing.

The very executors . . . 
Of such a heinous sentence 
Are no better than the 
Monsters they kill,
But kill them they do.

We as human beings . . .
Truly must be better than this.
Or is this trait an indelible aspect of our psyche
And our collective Cosmic DNA?

Perhaps down the line . . .
God himself gives these particular sinners 
A full taste of His Divine Redemption or His Divine Retribution.
His Choice.

The death penalty is not justice at all . . .
It’s just an easy way of getting rid of problems
And sweeping them conveniently under the rug. 

Life is truly sacred . . . 
“Thou Shalt Not Kill”
A timeless Christian virtue.

All of us, as thinking intelligent creatures . . .
Who inhabit this Earth
Should devoutly treasure this divine commandment.

Amen!  Amen!  Amen!

Liam McDaid and Gary Bateman – October 24, 2014 (Free Verse Collaboration)


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  1. Date: 10/25/2014 12:22:00 AM

    Awesome spiritual collaboration Liam old pal..Well done!
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 6:12:00 PM

    An interesting work, it is a great colaboration between two excellent minds, I'm glad to read this tonight, cheri Thanks Also for your comments on my poems also
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 4:05:00 PM

    So true. This darker side of humanity...we must learn to keep under control. Somehow, I fear that we won't.
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 3:32:00 PM

    The most wonderful thing about Democracy is, the Freedom to do as we please. But to do as we please has been taken for granted, and persons, sadly, do as they please. People have different views on such, this must be respected. We vote within a Democracy, laws, and they have to be respected also. Within any Democracy, there are many minds now, all thinking differently, and we'll never ever have the happy medium of agreement..... James.
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 2:26:00 PM

    and... another AMEN ! Excellent portrayal of what has become a very cheap aspect of our lives.... life itself !!! YES!!! Liam... Let's get it out there and start saying it like it is.. !! Xx~Xx
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 1:15:00 PM

    God also calls his people to follow the laws of the land. I personally am not in favour because of the possibility of executing an innocent person in error. If not for the death penalty we would not now be redeemed for Christ would not have been crucified. That is the ultimate example of all things being used for good. His plans are beyound our understanding.
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 12:35:00 PM

    Well said Liam and Gary. Murder is murder and should never be looked at as being justified.
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 11:49:00 AM

    You know this was a very beautiful piece graced with your deepest thoughts. To tell you the truth I'm not sure where I stand on capital punishment. It does say Thou shalt not kill and yet it also says Do unto your neighbors as they would do unto you. But perhaps it is not our place to carry out earthly judgement... and leave that up to God. I'm not sure where I stand...
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 9:56:00 AM

    I love this philosophical write, Liam. You've expressed it well and you make very valid points. Great job. ~RJ
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 9:03:00 AM

    Beautiful prayer lian, “It’s just an easy way of getting rid of problems And sweeping them conveniently under the rug” , very good insight, less expanse for the state. Bless you and stay firm :) eve