Nicki wrote:I think it could be said that a person's value to God is infinite - so the cost of their crime could never exceed the value of their life.
So the value of a serial killers life, is never exceeded by the combined value of lives of all of his victims?
I don't think it's as mathematically calculable as that.
So what do you mean when you say value? If it isn't how much you love the person or care about them, what does value mean?
Nicki wrote: Things have value apart from people's feelings, don't they? The value of money for example?
The value of money is different; that is objective. $2.00 will always be worth $2.00 no matter how I feel about it. With people, its a bit more subjective and based on how you feel
Nicki wrote:To me if God says something has value it just does.
Makes perfect sense to me with you being theist and all. With me being Atheist and all, does it make sense to you that something has value to me only if I say it does?
Nicki wrote: Not every issue is addressed in black and white in the Bible, but based on the Old Testament I think it can be said that capital punishment is not necessarily wrong.
So though you don't agree with capital punishment, you don't think the Bible condemn it. Fair enough; I can understand that position.
Nicki wrote: Nessa said she wasn't pro capital punishment - as with a lot of things I'm a bit of a fence-sitter. Some people have to be more decisive than me and make decisions about these things, I suppose!
Yeah I do understand theists don't agree on the details of morality.