Questions tagged [murder]

The killing of another person without justification

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Is Evangelium Vitæ §58 the first magisterial document to call abortion murder?

John Paul II, Evangelium Vitæ §58 (25 March 1995): The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder Is this the first magisterial ...
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Arius' death was it miraculous or was he poisoned?

Arius' death was it miraculous or was he poisoned? Arius died in 336, at Constantinople of some gory intestinal disorder. Some believe that his death corresponded to the prayers of the Patriarch of ...
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Why was King David spared of the death-for-death rule of Exodus 21?

We read in Ex 21: 12-14 (NRSVCE): Whoever strikes a person mortally shall be put to death. If it was not premeditated, but came about by an act of God, then I will appoint for you a place to which ...
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1 Samuel 15:3 killing of children

How did God command the killing of children and woman when the commandments command us not to kill. I understand that God has right to kill who He pleases but why did he command the Israelites (humans)...
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According to the Catholic Church, is assassinating politicians ever justifiable under the Natural Law?

I'm listening to a podcast from Relevant Radio talking about how many people in the USA think it's OK to assassinate politicians. Wondering what that Natural Law (as interpreted by the Catholic ...
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According to Catholicism, is it sinful to physically harm abortion doctors to prevent them from performing abortions?

Question: Is it sinful to physically attack a doctor who performs abortions and break his fingers so that he can not perform an abortion? If yes, why? If no, why? Does it depend on the circumstances? ...
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Who was the first person on record who was killed by a Christian or group of Christians for religious disagreements?

I am trying to learn when did things start to go wrong in Christianity and when did it start to change from a peaceful, loving religious group into a movement that engaged in war and physical ...
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(LDS) What kind of payment can a murderer make to receive a pardon?

Related to this other question about whether murder is unforgivable according to the LDS Church. One of the answers to the question says that: Murder is a very serious sin, and while it can't be ...
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What is the evidence that Thomas Aquinas was assassinated?

Reading the Wikipedia article on Thomas Aquinas, I stumbled on something rather peculiar. Apparently he fell ill and died at the age of 49 on his way to the Second Council of Lyon, where he had been ...
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How did Cain kill Abel?

Genesis 4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out in the field.”* When they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. * [4:8] Let us go out in the field: to avoid ...
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Thou shall not kill? [duplicate]

God says thou shall not kill as one of the Ten Commandments but he actually instructs his chosen people to kill numerous times throughout the Old Testament. Then there is tons of killing, persecution, ...
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Does the LDS Church teach that murder is unforgivable?

Doctrine and Covenants 42:18 appears to teach that anyone who kills cannot ever be forgiven. Does "killing" refer only to murder or to any killing, be it in self defense or as part of a way? ...
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Why does Paul not include murderers (or liars) in First Corinthians 6?

1 Corinthians 6:9–10 (KJV) 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers ...
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What is the significance of Lamech's boast?

Lamech said to his wives,  “Adah and Zillah, listen to me;   wives of Lamech, hear my words.  I have killed a man for wounding me,   a young man for injuring me.  If Cain is avenged seven ...
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From where did Cain get his wife? [closed]

I want to know that where did Cain Son of Adam and Eve get his wife? As there was nobody except Adam and Eve after he killed Abel.
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Does the Catholic Church consider abortion to be murder?

As a Catholic, I know that I am accountable to a higher law than human/positive law. The natural moral law is the guiding force behind the formation of my conscience and if human laws are not in ...
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Can you be a Christian and serve in the Military? [duplicate]

Can you serve in a military service and not violate the will of God?
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Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it? [closed]

The Bible pretty clearly says not to murder (Exodus 20:13). But if we examine Numbers 25 or 1Kings 18:40, we see God (or more accurately, his prophets) telling us to kill people. Indeed, entire ...
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