On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:04 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 5/2/2013 11:47 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote:
>
> Western puritanism also rejects murder.
>
> Not at all. It just regulates when murder is acceptable and when it's
> not. Other cultures (for example, buddhists) reject murder much more
> strongly.
>
>
> You're confusing homicide and murder.  Murder IS the kind of homicide that's
> unacceptable.

And when it's acceptable or not is a social norm with many cultural
variations. Some American states accept homicide as a form of
punishment for crimes, while others do not. Fundamentalist muslim
cultures think that homicide is acceptable for female adulterers. They
say it's homicide, we say it's murder.

> Brent
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