Why Shouldn't These Cases Be Pursued?greenspun.com : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread
There are some people who say that Rev. Edgar Killen, the man indicted in Mississippi for the deaths of Goodwin, Schwerner and Chaney should not be tried, since it happened so long ago.
I find that interesting, the United States government still goes through the process of deporting 80 and 90 year old men who they find to have served as Nazis in the death camps.
Should we pursue, justice for the families of those who were murdered because they were in support of civil rights for blacks? Or should we forget about it? More importantly do you or I have a the right (theologically) to forgive someone for a crime committed against someone else?
-- Anonymous, January 08, 2005
There is no statue of limitations for murder. Tha's why such cases are rarely "closed". QED
-- Anonymous, January 09, 2005
I find it amazing that quite a few Christians are willing to exonerate individuals who have committed crimes many years ago from punishment. I know that God is always ready to forgive us of our sins if we confess them. However, we retain the scars of our sins as a reminder of the injury they caused us and others.
I believe that this individual should have to own up to his crime against God and humanity for the murders of these human beings. Is there any scripture to say that one who sins and confesses that sin to God is freed from all consequences of that sin such as punishment?
-- Anonymous, January 12, 2005