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The Lord our God is hardly a stranger to raining down holy vengeance upon those who defy His will. "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (EDIT: I'm an atheist, but there's wisdom in the Bible.)

EDIT: "This guy isn't a hero for making a threat. He's a hero for making a change which would actually help other people." Please don't downvote this person.




Just FYI, the line "vengeance is mine saith the Lord" specifically advocates against vengeance. It means that only God is allowed to exact retribution, not people. The next verse is "Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head."


There's a lot of fucked up shit in the old testament, including stoning your children if they misbehave.


How about the New Testament when Jesus cleaned the temple by over turning the tables of money changers and accusing them of turning the temple into a den of thieves.

Interpret the threat of ruining lives however you like, but at the end of the day the man conducted a factual investigation and turned over the information he collected to proper authorities. Seems proportional to someone threatening to rape his wife in the attempt to collect a non-existent debt. But tell us what a good Christian in your eyes is supposed to do?


Surely you understand I was referring to the actual threat as being hypocritical.

> the man conducted a factual investigation and turned over the information he collected to proper authorities.

And I agree, he is a hero for that, regardless of what religion he fancies.

> Seems proportional to someone threatening to rape his wife in the attempt to collect a non-existent debt.

Well, it's not actually the same guy who threatened his wife, that guy went unpunished. Moreover, it wasn't necessary to ruin Joel Tucker life. If Tucker had enough money to pay back everyone he stole without having to suffer crippling depression that would've been sufficient.


The old testament describes a time when life was very cheap, and the KJV is a beautiful piece of literature. I take them as what they are.


Please don't start a discussion about religion on HN. It's just flamebait.




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