Talk:Capital punishment

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While I am confident that the early and authentic tradition of our Church is opposed to capital punishment, I am sad to say that there is more than one position on this issue today. Moreover, I do object to editorials posing as encyclopedia articles. --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 07:10, February 27, 2007 (PST)
 
While I am confident that the early and authentic tradition of our Church is opposed to capital punishment, I am sad to say that there is more than one position on this issue today. Moreover, I do object to editorials posing as encyclopedia articles. --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 07:10, February 27, 2007 (PST)
  
:Honestly, my personal opinion on this issue has vacillated over time, and I'm now open to persuasion either way, so I'm not objecting to the content. Kind of makes you wish we still had ecumenical councils, doesn't it? My main objection is just that it seems strange for the intro and conclusion sections to say that there's no single Church position and the middle to assert a very definite position. Maybe I'll clean up the new section and try to make it cohere better. [[User:Gabriela|Gabriela]] 20:36, February 27, 2007 (PST)
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:I'm not protesting the content of the article itself, though I do think there are a couple weak points (e.g., isn't it obvious that to strike someone a ''mortal'' blow means to kill them?). But I'm honestly not sure what to think about capital punishment.
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:However, this is clearly a submitted article and should be put under that heading, not in the middle of another article of an entirely different style. It seems very strange for the intro and end sections to say that there's no single Church position and the middle to assert a very definite position. As such, it would be nice to know who the author is and put it under the links at the bottom, where it more properly belongs. [[User:Gabriela|Gabriela]] 20:36, February 27, 2007 (PST)

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Anyone else think the new section is too much of an editorial and that it doesn't fit with the rest of the article's contention that there's no definite Orthodox view? Gabriela 06:56, February 27, 2007 (PST)

While I am confident that the early and authentic tradition of our Church is opposed to capital punishment, I am sad to say that there is more than one position on this issue today. Moreover, I do object to editorials posing as encyclopedia articles. --Fr Lev 07:10, February 27, 2007 (PST)

I'm not protesting the content of the article itself, though I do think there are a couple weak points (e.g., isn't it obvious that to strike someone a mortal blow means to kill them?). But I'm honestly not sure what to think about capital punishment.
However, this is clearly a submitted article and should be put under that heading, not in the middle of another article of an entirely different style. It seems very strange for the intro and end sections to say that there's no single Church position and the middle to assert a very definite position. As such, it would be nice to know who the author is and put it under the links at the bottom, where it more properly belongs. Gabriela 20:36, February 27, 2007 (PST)
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