Compassion or Strength (Chesed v. Gevurah) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Robert Light
    • 07.01.07 | 01:40 (IST)

    Is "Compassion" defined as sparing a bloodthirsty, brutal murderer? Or is it more "Compassionate" to take his life after due process? This is the age old debate... Compassion v. Strength (Chesed v. Gevurah)... is it more compassionate to express the strictness of putting a brutal mass murderer to death? I think history will show that the most "compassionate" thing to do was to hang Saddam as a common criminal he was. He clearly deserved it and it sends a very clear message to other brutal dictators that such acts are beyond the pale of humanity...and for the sake of humanity such people must be killed.

    from the article: History and Hussein's hanging
    First published 00:00 04.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.01.07
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