Thou shalt not kill thy brother. But who is thy brother, anyway?
When the jewish god, speaks to Moses in the jewish bible, and tells him about the sixth commandment, in which he says: «Thou shalt not kill», we think as Christians: «I shalt not kill», to the letter. We think: «I shalt not kill ANYONE, because EVERYONE is my brother». A black person from Nigeria is my brother. A yellow person from China is my brother. We believe in the universal brotherhood of man, and that ALL men, regardless of creed, race, country or whatever, deserves to live, and not to die at our hands. In more extreme cases, some people won’t kill, even if it is in self defense. Be it man or animal, or man turned into an animal, these kind of extreme pacifists won’t kill.
An example of this behavior were the Cathars. They weren’t allowed to kill (even beasts!) like wolves or snakes, because killing is forbidden (by the jewish god).
But, was it the original spirit of the letter? To not kill anyone? Sounds nice and dandy, but… Continuar leyendo «Thou shalt not kill… But who thou shalt not kill?»