Yes, he lists physical objects that each soldier, including Lt. Jimmy Cross, carry, but each object holds a certain emotional meaning or mental description for its owner. The strongest examples are the photos and letters the Cross holds from Martha, the rain ponchos the army equipped them with mandatorily, and finally special only for the Lt. The photos and letters that Jimmy had in his position were of a young woman back in the United State called Martha.
The fate of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has triggered a national debate over the death penalty in the religious communities. This week, more than 65 American religious leaders asked President Bush not to execute McVeigh and to impose a moratorium on all Federal executions.
Today, we have a special report on the capital punishment debate among people of faith. Although it has now been more than five years since Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City, the demands that he pay for the crime with his life have not subsided — including from the clergy.
I personally support capital punishment because I believe that in our society, it really is the only way to undergird a system of moral accountability. On the day of the blast, his church was the disaster relief center for the families of the victims.
The life or lives that have been taken with premeditation cannot be replaced; by the same token, we as a society cannot honor those lives, cannot reverence them, simply by putting a person away for the rest of their natural life. Reform and Conservative Judaism have long condemned capital punishment, yet Orthodox Jews insist that God commands execution for certain crimes.
And Islam, the fastest growing major religion in the U. Verity Jones is a senior minister of the same denomination as Donald Alexander — only her ministry is in Terre Haute, Indiana, just down the highway from the penitentiary where McVeigh is set to be executed.
And her views on capital punishment are light years away from those of her counterpart in Oklahoma City. The problem with capital punishment is what it says about us. I do believe that Timothy McVeigh needs to be punished.
He needs to be held accountable. As a society, we do need to judge him. As Christians, we judge him.
Life in prison is a pretty awful punishment. We have taken his life there. For years, the debate over capital punishment has focused on whether the death penalty deters others from taking human life. Many criminologists and sociologists say the evidence is inconclusive.
The McVeigh case, however, may have less to do with deterrence than with retribution and it raises a stark question: Whether retribution alone — revenge — is sufficient justification for the death penalty. As a nation, as a society, I believe that it demeans us.
It puts us in a place of perpetuating a cycle of violence. Closure will never be found if vengeance and revenge continues to be the motivation. The debate within the church mirrors the debate within society.
Jesus, of course, then turns that around. The pending execution of Timothy McVeigh has wide public support, especially here in Oklahoma City; but that support has not translated into general support for capital punishment itself.
In fact, half the states that have the death penalty — including Oklahoma — are now considering a moratorium on executions until questions about its fairness can be better addressed.
Factors such as race, poverty, and the quality of legal representation — which is often substandard — figure prominently in whether a defendant is sentenced to die. And as the evidence shows, from time to time, mistakes are made.
We have to recognize how awful that is, that there are miscarriages of justice. The case of Timothy McVeigh is atypical.
He had able lawyers. Yet many of the moral questions about capital punishment still resonate through his case.
You believe that all life is sacred? I do believe that all life is sacred, I do believe that all life is redeemed by Christ. And one life cannot be more sacred than another life? And the life of Timothy McVeigh is as sacred as the life of an innocent, five year old child?
In the eyes of God, I do not believe that one life is more sacred than another life. God works in miraculous ways. For God, all things are possible. And if he somehow could find redemption? If you were to be persuaded that he has found Jesus and sought forgiveness, would you feel the same way?
I would be thankful that he had found a perspective that had broadened and deepened his sense of human community; but given our legal system and our societal structure, I think I would say he must be executed.Critical analysis on "The Wars" by Timothy Findley. Words Apr 1st, 7 Pages The Wars, written by Timothy Findley, is a story about World War I, and consists of many shocking images passed over to the reader.
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Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. O'Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University. In Loving Memory of Timothy Keenan O'Brien who passed away August 13, Analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O 'Brien In the book “The Things They Carried”, O’Brien uses symbolism, to convey depth and meaning into this story about the Vietnam War.
The narrator lists things that the soldiers carry with them, both tangible and intangible. Timothy Leary: Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, – May 31, ) was an American psychologist and writer, known for advocating psychedelic drugs.
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