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  • in reply to: The better of the large, than the small #1340
    lizzie
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    If I interpreted it correctly, I disagree with Luke’s statement that Plato’s idea to rid of those harming the city or of part of a city that hinders the whole is not just. As addressed in Abby’s argument about the justice of criminal imprisonment, it is just to remove people who hinder the city because it helps them learn that their actions are unjust and help them become more just which is loving. With consequences, justice will come. Though it is out of fear, many will avoid acting destructively towards the city because they have seen the consequences that those who hinder the city face, and thus, they will learn to act justly and love justice. The same is true for removing a part hindering the whole city.

    in reply to: Bullying #1337
    lizzie
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    In agreement with Kaydy’s argument, I would like to add that we must pursue justice by loving others which is what we owe, and it is unjust when people experience verbal and physical abuse because abusers owe them love. Concerning bullying, injustice also occurs when society encouraged bullied kids to fight back against bullies, leading the bullied to become the bully. “Become the bigger person,” is a well-known phrase that has been used to justify crude words and actions of “standing up” towards bullies. Society tells bullied kids that they are better than those who bully them. Many “encouragements” against bullying involve harshness against bullies, giving some bullied kids a self-righteous view that they are better than bullies and can put the bully “in his place.” This resembles the history of the oppressed rising and becoming oppressors themselves.

    It is not up to sinners to punish other sinners according to their faults because we deserve the exact same punishment, and this applies to both sides of bullying. Thus, the world has answered injustice with injustice, and as Christians, we must pursue and display justice by growing in confidence in God not in ourselves and loving and seeking the best for others no matter what they do to us. We must genuinely care about every person, bullied or bully. Bullying should be strongly discouraged, particularly in the belief that one is greater than another; all are sinful and fall short of the glory of God. Thus, Christians must encourage others to live justly through selfless and sacrificial love, helping others become more like Christ.

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    in reply to: how society shapes the individual's view of justice #1270
    lizzie
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    On a more focused point, society encourages personal happiness and selfish intentions. One lie that they try to place in people’s heads includes that you must have self-confidence. Another that I will not discuss because it has already been covered is the idea that if someone offends you, then you must get back at them, which is basically revenge, and this mildly plays into the ideas of self-confidence because it tells people that you should be the most important and that you do not deserve to be offended. Moreover, these two lies point to the value of self-righteousness, and as a result of the ideas people are fed what is claimed to be justice, injustice occurs through brutality or, conversely, tolerance. One injustice in America that occurs through tolerance includes the legalization of gay marriage. Society is telling us that justice comes when everyone is equal and happy, completely ignoring the wrong, and this results from homosexuals’ attempt to “justify” their wrongs by saying that it is how they find happiness and that they do not deserve to be offended or discriminated against.

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    in reply to: how society shapes the individual's view of justice #1259
    lizzie
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    I agree with Caroline’s disagreement with Luke for the king is not seeking revenge of the servant’s brutality against his fellow servant but is giving him what he deserves. Revenge is a selfish desire, but the king’s wrath upon his servant is in response to harm done upon someone else. This wrong against the fellow servant does no harm to the king, and thus, the king cannot be motivated by revenge. Furthermore, God’s justice against us sinners cannot be revenge because we cannot harm God and are powerless against His greatness, but our sinful nature violates God’s nature of complete holiness. Since God is holy, He cannot dwell in the presence of our sinfulness, and this is the reason that unrepentant (for Christ saves those who realize their faults and accept His grace) sinners are condemned to Hell, not because of revenge.

    in reply to: Censorship and Government #1196
    lizzie
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    I believe that the government should censor certain things and for certain reasons. Censorship should exist only if it is helping man follow the commands of the Lord. If a government leader is enforcing censorship, the citizens should be informed of the benefits and reasons for it. Furthermore, I conversely propose that censorship of pornography or explicit media should not be taken away. Since man is inherently evil, he must learn what is good and what is bad, and giving restrictions until a certain age is simply hypocritical. For, the government is saying, “Suddenly, this is no longer harmful to you.” Therefore, we must trust in the Lord to reveal truth and goodness to government leaders so that we may follow laws that lead us to live justly, righteously, and upright.

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    in reply to: Abortion and Justice #1184
    lizzie
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    Continuing in agreement, I will discuss how people avoid the injustice of abortion by simply ignoring responsibility. Obviously, women who consider abortion did not plan on pregnancy, but they ignore that their actions have led to their situation. They are filled with so much pride and selfishness that they resort to neglecting and killing their own child. This is detrimental to the justice of a society and ultimately disobedient to God because it restricts humans from fulfilling justice which happens when all become who God intended them to be and what He intended them to do. By ending a life before it even begins, women are walking on a path that hates the Kingdom of God. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations,” (Jeremiah 1:5). God had a plan for every child that was aborted. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb,” (Psalm 139:13). Therefore, any who supports abortion goes against the Word of God.

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