Posted by Dinah on June 11, 2006, at 15:53:17
In reply to Is anyone suggesting, posted by Bobby on June 11, 2006, at 10:33:13
I think there is a tendency for people to view the spark of life in a human as something sacred or special, even if they aren't religious. Maybe because every baby when it's born has the potential for good things as well as bad, and it's horrific to see someone make choices to use that potential to hurt others, and it's even sad to see them hurt, however outraged we might be. That maybe the outrage doesn't stop that respect for the spark of life, or the sadness of what has happened to that limitless potential.
I'm just guessing.
Also, people may be concerned with Dr. Bob's injunction about making light of death, even the death of someone who has apparently done terrible things.