To Scott Roeder (The God-Fearing Man Who Allegedly Killed The Abortion Doctor) & Your So-Called Friends Who Didn’t Stop You,
You clearly lost your mind and your religion for a few hours a few Sundays ago. Or, there’s a better chance that you never had it. I’m going to spell this out for you very simply: “Murder” does not beget murder in God’s eyes. An eye for an eye is a policy best suited for Oedipus, and Oedipus alone.
Get that? No? I’ll repeat it: In God’s eyes, a doctor performing legal abortions shouldn’t have been subject to the punishment of death per your beliefs. Just like a wife refusing her husband the bedroom “cookie” isn’t cause for him to cheat. Or because a bum doesn’t have food or money to get, he doesn’t have the right to steal.
Oh, we can cheat, steal and kill if we so desire. But there are consequences and repercussions. Don’t think so?
I’ll drop a few names: Kwame, Edwards, Spitzer, Miranda’s Steve from SATC, Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock, Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, The Italian Job gang, The Bank Job gang, Dahmer, Jim Jones, bin Laden, Saddam, Hitler, Bush (to the rest of the world, not me), people who follow through with abortions (according to you and your friends), etc. (including you, allegedly).
This list could go on forever. But I’ll stop it here because you get my point, I think.
I’m fickle when it comes to abortion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer. But the laws of our land have made abortion a legal option. I go back and forth every day on the issue in my head because it seems so circumstantial. You see it from a distance, and think “that’s what procreation is for/about, to have the child.” But when it gets close to you, you ask “well, how are we going to do this? It’s not feasible.”
Trust, there are plenty of conservatives and pro-life champions who have slipped in the backdoors of abortion clinics since Roe vs. Wade first went down. I’m not calling them hypocrites.
Remember, I don’t judge people. I’m just saying that when faced with a real-life decision, all people are capable of falling short of your expectations. Didn’t Sarah Palin’s daughter fall short?
So why didn’t you find them, then chide and ridicule them for engaging in premarital sex? Oh, you thought you’d cut off the head of an abortion giant. What a statement. Trade your life so that others might live, right? Wrong. You’re not Ben Thomas of Seven Pounds Jesus or God.
You’re an alleged murderer. A one-man judge, jury and executioner. And that’s just what a murderer is, someone who seals the fate of another person though he/she hasn’t been granted such authority.
That’s vastly different from abortion. The laws of this land make it a way to opt out of what some people consider a potential lifelong mistake. Dr. George Tiller didn’t break any laws. He infringed upon your wayward moral code. So you got self-righteous, took things into your own hands and played God.
Instead of looking like a champion to pro-life proponents the people who actually matter, you look like a Taliban suicide bomber. Yes, you just threw your life away when you had choices.
If you detest abortion so much, you could have moved to Afghanistan. I’m almost certain that abortion is illegal there. You’d have fit right in…. or you could have seriously lost your religion. *shrugs*
But no. You’re here, in America. And I pray that the jury that convicts you and the judge who sentences you spares your life — like the ones you feel as though you’ve saved. I just hope that judge leaves you in a 3×3 cell with bread and water for the next 60-plus years. You should be forced to meditate on your actions.
You may be talking a tough game about “more violence coming soon.” But if they put you in solitude for several years and shut you up, you’d break. Again, what you think is “murder” doesn’t beget murder. If you disagree, go read your commandments.