quotes tagged with 'murder'
Author: R. J. Rummel, Source: Death by Government
The more power a government has the more it can act arbitrarily according to the whims and desires of the elite, and the more it will make war on others and murder its foreign and domestic subjects. The more constrained the power of governments, the more power is diffused, checked, and balanced, the less it will aggress on others and commit democide.
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 248
The greatest acts of the mighty men have been to depopulate nations and to overthrow kingdoms; and whilst they have exalted themselves and become glorious, it has been at the expense of the lives of the innocent, the blood of the oppressed, the moans of the widow, and the tears of the orphan.
There is a growing notion in the world today that it is adding a crime to a crime to take the life of those who deliberately murder—a cruel retaliation which cannot benefit the murdered person and likewise the murderer can reap no benefits therefrom. The real purpose which the Lord gave for the taking of life has long been forgotten. The taking of the life of the murderer was never intended to be a benefit to the murdered person or even a benefit to humanity. It was intended to be a benefit to the murderer himself. There are sins which cannot be forgiven, except by the guilty person paying a price by the shedding of his blood. Capital punishment was to benefit the guilty to obtain a better resurrection when the sin had been one unto death.Author: Joseph Fielding Smith, Source: Answers to Gospel Questions, vol 3., p.104
The whole world is in the midst of a war that seems the worst of all time. This Church is a worldwide church. Its devoted members are in both camps. They are the innocent war instrumentalities of their warring sovereignties. On each side they believe they are fighting for home and country and freedom. On each side, our brethren pray to the same God, in the same name, for victory. Both sides cannot be wholly right; perhaps neither is without wrong. God will work out in His own due time and in His own sovereign way the justice and right of the conflict, but He will not hold the innocent instrumentalities of the war, our brethren in arms, responsible for the conflict. This is a major crisis in the world-life of man. God is at the helm.Author: First Presidency, Source: http://www.lds.org/pa/display/0,17884,4889-1,00.html
A murderer for instance, one that sheds innocent blood, cannot have forgiveness.Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings Of The Prophet Joseph Smith Page 339
Author: Alveda King, Source: http://www.claremont.org/blogs/blogid.4365/blog_detail.asp
How can the "Dream" survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.