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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

To Pardon, Legal Fiction

Why every year do turkeys get pardoned by the President?

What was their crime, what do they need to be pardoned for?

Mercy it appears is not a well understood concept in the Western world. We seem to prefer everything in legal terms even when no legality is involved.

It is little wonder that when we read of Jesus' death at the hands of men that we assume it is some kind of divine legal action upon sin rather then a manifestation of mercy offered by God even while men were executing the innocent One. Forgiveness is mecy granted and it requires no legal manipulation.

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