Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

John Lennon's Murderer

We live in a society that has forgotten the meaning of justice. The word has been twisted by contemporary society from meaning administration of deserved punishment to "rehabilitation." A prison is no longer a place of punishment for guilty criminals, but a "correctional" facility.

Take for instance the killer of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman. He comes up for possible parole this year, just months before the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death:

Chapman, 55, is serving a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Lennon outside Lennon's New York City apartment on December 8, 1980. He has served 29 years of his sentence at the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility, where he is held in a building with other prisoners who are not considered to pose a threat to him, according to officials with the state Department of Correctional Services. He has his own prison cell but spends most of his day outside the cell working on housekeeping and in the library, the officials said. For the past 20 years he has been allowed conjugal visits with his wife, Gloria. The visits are part of a state program called "family reunion" that allows inmates to spend up to 44 hours at a time with family members in a special setting. Inmates must meet certain criteria to receive the privilege.[1]

I have always been of the impression that if a man shot another man in the back, he was a coward. Chapman, like Hitler and millions of others throughout history, professed to be a Christian, but proved to be just another hypocrite--a pretender, a Judas, who betrayed the kindness shown to him by Lennon by putting three bullets into his body. The coward murdered him as he was on his way to see his beloved child and wife. So how is this self-confessed murderer whose hands drip with the blood of John Lennon, being punished? He is given regular free food, a warm bed, the security of a steady job in a bad economy, and regular sex . . . all for shooting John Lennon in the back.

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Notes: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/27/new.york.chapman.parole.hearing/index.html?hpt=C1#fbid=YvP-bowHa9M