Monday, June 1, 2009

The Killing of Tiller

The killing of George Tiller yesterday was not a good thing. It will be interesting to see whether a misguided person with good views on the abortion issue actually killed him; or if this was done by a pro-abortionist--with the hope of defusing prolife opposition to President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court.

At any rate, let us focus on the issue at hand: Tiller's death. The fact is, that the state of Kansas should have executed Tiller years ago, as soon as he murdered his first little baby. Regrettably, however, that noble deed (of execution) was never performed. Because of this, wrath and damnation hung over Tiller's head for all these years. The state failed in its duty--largely because of the Supreme Court's horrendous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Therefore, someone else acted--to put it in the Biblical vernacular--as the "avenger of blood." This is not a legitimate action. Still, we should not be surprised that it occurred, (again, assuming someone on "our" side did the deed).

You might be thinking, "Aren't you being judgmental of Tiller (the 'Killer')?" My answer: "No." All of us are born with the fallen effects of original sin; and all of us deserve condemnation before a Holy God. But there is a difference between spiritual guilt before the Almighty, and "civil" guilt in a culture. Tiller was certainly guilty "civilly."

Still, however, as I averred earlier, the execution of Tiller ought to have been done at the hands of the state; and not by a private citizen.