Should a Christian sue a non-christian?

Philippines
July 2, 2008 9:37pm CST
I posted on the discussion on neighbors about the incident when a non-christian neighbor verbally abused my 5 year old daughter. Unfortunately, my child tested positive for post traumatic stress disorder and was prescribed medications to help her cope. I am a Christian, you can only imagine how that double whammy brought tears to my eyes. I decided I need to do something to prevent this person from repeating the same to my child and other children in the neighborhood so I have decided to sue her in court. I was surprised to know that the commission on human rights took up my case as the evidence was really heavy against the neighbor. I don't feel vengeful, as a matter of fact, my whole family can still pray for the salvation of the offender, but I am decided to sue her in court and make her pay for her crime. Do you agree with me?
3 responses
• United States
6 Jul 08
The bible says that you should turn the other check. If i was you I would just pray for this person. I am sorry about your daughter and that shouldn't have happened to her. But, what good would come from taking her to court?
@yvette49 (20)
• United States
3 Jul 08
This is for lotsalove, If your read your bible, didn't they verbally abuse Jesus when He was trying to tell Them about his father god.But intern he prayed for them. Instead of taking this person to court because they are not a christian, You should have been trying to get them some help.By suing this person is going to add more fire to the situtation.That none christian just might have post tramatic stress to and don't even realized it.Think about.
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
That neighbor is 50 years old. 50! my daughter who is now suffering from post traumatic stress disorder because of her is 5.Are you kidding me? I am getting help for my daughter, if you are not informed at all, this is a case of Child Abuse which is a criminal offense in our country and the penalty is very heavy: 6 years in prison at the very least. How can you point your finger at me and judge me? My daughter is the victim here!
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I don't think religion needs to be a factor this in case at all! If another Christian had verbally abused your child to the point where she had post traumatic stress disorder and needed medication, wouldn't you want to do whatever you could to prevent that person from doing it again to your child or to someone else's child? It doesn't matter the age, race, ethnicity, gender, or religion of the offender- what they did was criminally wrong and you need to do whatever you can to prevent them from doing it again.