Monday, October 08, 2007

Solomon on quotas

It is not good to be partial to the wicked
or to deprive the righteous of justice (Proverbs 18:5)
One injustice is not balanced out by another. If Person A has been hurt by unjust treatment, I do not balance the scales by subjecting Person Z to injustice — even if Z shares some category (i.e. skin color) with the perpetrator of the injustice.

No, injustice is remedied by justice.

We really shouldn't need the Bible to tell us that. But there it is.


Daniel said...

That reminds me of when women become impregnated after having been raped and because they hate what was done to them they feel justified in killing their unborn child ~ as though this second act of violence could ever undo the first?

DJP said...

That's right. You really don't help the victim by turning him/her into a perp.