Have you abandoned this thread? You still haven't answered my questions.Are you going to continue to ignore my questions on a new thread now?
Count my replies and ask again if I've abandoned the thread!
You've ignored my rebuttals to each of your replies. If anybody has abandoned the discussion it isn't old Ter.
Please answer the questions in bold in the logic below:
If a theif stands before a judge and his relative stands up on his behalf and asks the Judge for mercy stating that he will pay the offended party 10 times the amount stolen if he will release the thief into his custody.... the Judge is NOW faced with TWO POSSIBLE REMEDIES.
(1) He can accept the payment. In that case, the offended party pockets the cash and ALL go home satisfied.
(2) He can reject the offer & pass prison sentence. In this case only the offended party goes home somewhat satisfied.
In either case, Justice is served no? It is the Judges' call.
Now, Terry's rebuttal (as yet unanswered)
Definitions of judicial discretion:
You see, it begins and ends with THE LAW because JUSTICE under law is getting what you deserve and not getting what you don't deserve.
GRACE is getting what you don't deserve and it destroys the basis of Justice.
God invented the Law as an extension of HIS VALUES. To nullify His Values is to destroy the very basis of His righteous (see the word "right"?)dealings with man in PUNISHING him for his actions and holding him accountable.
GRACE means: you are not accountable.
All the humans punished by God according to His Law vs all the humans held not accountable=Contradiction. Error. Inconsistency. Illogic.
Either God is righteous BECAUSE His standard is unchanging or He is a chimera of the imagination willed into being by the imagination of men who shape His character according to their own values.
Which is it, Perry?
Here is the typical Perry non-response:
This is just gibberish.
Terry, these are all just red herrings. I have answered all your questions. I have asked you several times to answer my questions with a plain yes or no opinion. And you refuse to do so. This is cowardly. Here they are again. Please stop running from me and answer the questions in bold below....from you personally.... not what someone has told you to think.