Gnostic Bishop wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:52 am
He punished the merchants at the temple so if punishing is always wrong, then Jesus was wrong.
Wait... he overturned the tables where they were having their activities, he didn't kill them !
He was acting in anger, the anger was legitimate and it didn't go so far as to harm them.
There's a big difference between this and the guy in the old testament having children butchered because he wanted their omentum (the fat surrounding the entrails).
I would put a murderer in the best jail conditions I could afford, but he would still be in jail.
I'm not entirely sure of what you mean by "fantasy gods" (maybe the Valar ?
Anyway, yes, I'd put a murderer in jail.
But instead of forcing them to work I'd force them to go along a particular path: a path through which they would eventually understand what their nature is, who they are, whether or not they want to make people suffer.
And that would be just the beginning of something bigger.
Evil cannot be cancelled, it needs to be relocated.
Eventually these guys, the bad guys, need to be free in a place where they can express their true nature without hindrance.
Far from those who want to live in peace, of course.