Capital Punishment

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  • Capital Punishment
    • For the Death Penalty
      • Saves money - not having to look after a prisoner
      • Retribution: punishing them for their crime
      • Deterrence: trying to change the criminal to stop committing crimes
      • Protection: getting rid of a criminal that can no longer harm society
      • In the Bible, God allows the death penalty
    • The Bible Supporting death penalty
      • 'eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth'
      • 'whoever murders shall be killed by someone else'
      • 'Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death'
    • Christian Teachings Against death penalty
      • You should forgive your brother or sister who sins against you
      • 'Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap you on the left cheek too'
      • 'Whoever sheds the blood of man,by man shall his blood be shed'
    • Against the Death Penalty
      • Goes against 'do not murder'
      • Everyone has a right to life even criminals
      • Life in prison is better revenge
      • It is revenge, not justice
      • The lethal injection causes Doctors to go against their morals - The Hippocratic Oath


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