And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.Every time someone tells me the Christian God is just and merciful, I look at biblical passages such as this. While it could be argued that almost all of the sundry people listed are sinners, what about the little children? Who in their right mind would say that a young babe was guilty of anything?
~ King James version ~
Tao slays no one.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
To slay means to kill violently with purpose. Tao has no purposes. Tao is the Way, the process of life and the cosmos.
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