Comment: I would say the emotional state has a lot to do with whether or

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I would say the emotional state has a lot to do with whether or

not violence is being done. Like that situation (on the DP recently) where the police officer is trying his best to stop the man who's holding a knife up to a toddler while threatening to kill the child. The police tried talking kindly and reasoning. He took no personal pleasure in killing the man--He was doing what had to be done to save the life of an innocent child. And he will probably second-guess himself for the rest of his life.

However, if he'd have been angry and said something like "die, you m-------r", and laughed while the guy died, I would think he just liked committing violence.

When I correct my child, it's not for my sake--so I can have an easier life, etc. It is for their sake--I want them to be safe and loving and understand crime and consequences--so they won't end up hurting other people and themselves.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html