Whoever destroys a single life is considered by Scripture to have destroyed the whole world, and whoever saves a single life is considered by Scripture to have saved the whole world.
Parma Italy, mid-13th century codex of the Mishnah
News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:
Take, for example, those who oppose the wholesale killing of puppies. The anti-puppy-killing crowd is loud and obnoxious, self-righteously declaring themselves to be “pro-life.”
Yet their love for the puppies only goes so far.
See, they want to defend puppies from being killed when they’re very young, but do you see them offering to adopt every dog on the entire planet?
I didn’t think so. These pro-puppy activists are only in support of dogs when people are killing them, but once they grow up, they’re all on their own. What are we supposed to do with all these dogs if not heinously kill them? I don’t see you pro-puppy people offering to take on more than one or two of them!
Go here to read the rest. The wicked will ever destroy more innocent lives than the righteous can save, which is not an argument for the wicked but rather a condemnation of them.