GCSE Religious Studies - Capital Punishment

Christain and Hindu views on Capital Punishment

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  • Created on: 30-05-12 16:31

Capital Punishment - Christain Views

Most Christians don’t believe in capital punishment as this is killing. Christianity teaches that human life is sacred & only God has the right to give and take life so only he can decide when someone should die. One of the Ten Commandments is thou shall not kill so capital punishment breaks this commandment so it is wrong.

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Capital Punishment - Hindu Views

Hindu’s believe in ahimsa which is non violence so they believe that killing is wrong so capital punishment is too. They believe that if they killed another person they would receive bad karma.The criminal will also receive bad karma from the crime he has committed so he will be punished through this.

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Rhys B-M


good quick guide of hindu and christian views

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