i heard an interesting discussion about the death penalty while i was driving to church yesterday morning. the most interesting thing was that it was taking place between my 11 & 9 year old daughters. it began with meg asking, "mom, do you know who adolf hitler was? is he still alive?" and kyra responding to the latter by saying, "he killed himself so he wouldn't get killed by the government." (logic not being hitler's strong suit, apparently.) it went on and on, and in an effort to change the subject i interjected and told the girls that it was a big issue, and it would take more than a couple minutes in the car to figure it all out and decide if you were for it or against it.
meg paused only one or two seconds before saying, "i think i'm against it."
"oh really? why?"
"because when they killed God (Jesus) and he came back, he didn't kill them."
she's got a point.