Do you Destroy a man? Everyone's pointing fingers; are you squeaky clean? What do you let slide? Your brother who deals drugs in a neighborhood, a son who beats his wife in front of the children--you are calling the police,
Or do you intervene, call a family meeting, confront the guy, etc etc.
If you spare a man, if you excuse a woman because of friendship, love, contextual circumstances--fine. But concomitant with that mercy is the responsibility to take custody. YOU are in lieu of the confinement of jail bars.
There must be an end to the behavior. No contact with children, for example. 'While i will not destroy you, it is now my responsibility to make sure you never never even have a chance to fall again.'
So if we abhor the first case of mercy (particularly if given by someone else) when there are traumatized victims involved, we simply Will Not Allow the freedom for the behaviors to continue. There is no logic, love, justice or meaning in that. There must be a deep heavy sense of the weight of Godness--I'll keep your evil quiet, but you gotta be sorry and stop doing it.
Whatever acts of mercy occurred at Penn State-- when
the "rape of a boy"
as the cover-up moved up the chain--
Paterno and others
did not corral and quarantine the filthy mutation of
taking pleasure in the destruction of innocence.
[And if you believe in Soulless Evolution, should you not be advocating for the euthanizing of such mutant globules--these troublemakers? If we are just lovely collections of coordinating atom clusters, why not excise the freak ones? Not "good" or "evil" as evolution would have it, i understand--just whatever the Jew du Jour is-- in Cambodia, the intellectuals; in Germany the Jews and homosexuals, in China's wombs, the females-- the ottoman's Christians, the Taliban's Strong Women (you get the picture).
Just curious. ]
Full Grand Jury Evidence HERE