are supporters of Saddam's execution are true Christians?

jesus preached show another cheek. instead of forgiving the crimes of saddam, why americans who are predominantly christians rejoicing? does not this action anti-christian?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    His death is a shame. Had he been imprisoned for life, he may have had the chance to confess his sins and be forgiven. Murder is never rational by the hands of mortal man.

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  • angel
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Jesus does not say to turn the other cheek to a murderer. Have you taken a poll to state accurately that its mostly Christians rejoicing or are you just guessing. Christians may not be sorry that Saddam is gone but we regret that a human being could sink so low and depraved in the first place. I think there are some Muslim who are not sorry to see him gone. Christians grieve for the thousands of Saddam victims. You probably never had someone tortured or brutally murdered in your family, He cut off the heads of women and tortured both men and women. I don't feel sorry that he is gone. The world can breath a bit easier today, unless the bleeding hearts start their , "oh poor Saddam". actions

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  • 1 decade ago

    God's rules call for the execution of people like Saddam, so yes, Christians should support the justice that was done when Saddam was hanged. The turn the other cheek thing was for insults, not murder, and no rational person would say that Jesus told us to ignore it when people are murdered by someone who did such things as feed people through shredding machines feet first.

    Are you a muslim with terrorist sympathies?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, supporting the execution of any muderer is not anti-Christian. On the contrary, it is God's Law--not man's. God's Word mandates "Whoever sheds man's blood,

    By man his blood shall be shed,

    For in the image of God

    He made man" (Genesis 9:6)

    Jesus's teaching to turn the other cheek does not nullify His Law to execute murderers. Forgiveness does not mean you excuse a man of his crime/sin. This does not mean, however, that people should rejoice at the execution of a murderer. The Bible says, "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,

    And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles" (Proverbs 24:17). We should thank God when He brings about justice. Until then, we should pray for those who commit evil, that they would turn from their wicked ways and be saved. For with Christ--there is always hope.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am rejoicing in the fact that a murderer, an evil of society, a monster LIKE SADDAM is no longer going to roam this earth.

    Maybe if he would have had more respect towards other peoples lifes he wouldn't be in this situation.

    God created earth for peace loving people.

    There is no room in this planet for people who want to control other and create suffering and torture.

    I hope God comes soon so he can destroy all those like Saddam

    and so this planet will be paradise.

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  • Gary B
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Because even a cursory reading of the Bible shows that God has both mercy and justice. Mercy without justice is not honoring to God. By turning our backs on the sins of Saddam, we would not be reflecting God's justice.

    Besides, most true Christians I know are not "rejoicing." We are happy to see Saddam getting the justice he deserves. But we're not having execution parties or dancing in the streets.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It sounds contrary to SOME interpretations of scripture.

    Did Jesus complain that his own execution, or those of the theives beside him were unlawful? I don't recall anywhere in the Bible where it says that capital punishment was wholly illegal. He did defend Mary, who was about to be executed by a mob, rather than after having been justly tried, but he said nothing about capital punishment when performed legally, after a just trial.

    The Catholic Church speaks out against Capital punishment NOW, but performed such on their own, fairly recently (historically speaking). Read the Malleus Malificarum and you'll see a somewhat earlier Catholic position on Capital Punishment.

    So, it's divided. There is no reason to think that because a person believes (or doesn't believe) in capital punishment, that they must (or mustn't) be a Christian, thoug it does seem to be a common Christian preoccupation to presume one stance valid and the other heretical.

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  • Eds
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Each and every person must make choices. Some are according to faith and some are not. We read the "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD". I know that I sin each and every day even though I try my best not to satan is there to push me into things that I try NOT to DO. GOD also said that we are to obey the laws of our government and that our leaders are placed there by HIM. We have the option of free will which makes it most difficult at times to see what GOD wants us to do. It is a constant struggle to remain faithful to OUR FATHER, but in the end is a reward that will be worth it! Have a great day.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The only rejoicing I saw coming out of the US was a bit of footage from Dearborn, Michigan which aired on Anderson Cooper 360 last night. Muslims....Iraqis, Iranians, etc......dancing and shouting in the streets.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who told you that we were rejoicing?

    There is a big difference between calling your self a christian and being a follower of Jesus.

    Anyone who is happy about what happened is not a follower of the teachings of Jesus.

    Love and blessings Don

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Personally I think the people who are "rejoicing" are nauseating. Those who are making light of or finding joy in the death of Saddam Hussein are just as monstrous as he was, IMHO.

    Yes, I believe the sentence carried out was justice for his crimes. No, it's not a reason to "celebrate" or "rejoice".

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