- Created by: 12posman
- Created on: 24-11-16 17:45
WHY SOCIETY NEED LAWS
- So people know what is expected
- So people are protected from violence and crime
- So people may enjoys rewards from their efforts.
WHY LAWS NEED TO BE JUST:
- If laws are unjust, people will feel it is right to break them
- If some laws are unjust, some people may think all laws are unjust
- If laws don't give justice, some people may take it upon themselves to inforce justice
Aims of Punishments
DETERRENCE- punishment puts people off from commiting the crime again
For: puts people off, harsh punishment Against: may not deter people
REFORM - punishments should try and change people
For: gives a second chance, teach others Against: people can obuse the privaledge
RETRIBUTION - punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done
For: sense of justice Against: contradicts Christian values and punishments are harsh
- Christians should follow the example of Jesus who treated people in a fair way
- Jesus taught people to be treated fairly and not to be cheated "so in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you"
- Bibles teaches everyone should be treated equally "all one in Christ"
- Christians believe in judgement day
- Qur'an states that there should be justice for all muslims and justice should come to families
- Muhammad showed justice to his enemyies "let hatred of a people incite you to act justly; be just"
- Muslims believe in a judgement day, they will act justly so that Allah acts justly to them
- Two of Allah's names are link with justice "Judge" and "Just"
- 'Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged'
- Jesus said to forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
- Jesus' example of reform: "then neither do i condemn you, now go and sin no more"
- Jesus encouraged people to settle their differences out of court
- God sees everything and will judge on judgement day
- Qur'an lays down a punishment for certain crimes
- Strict punishments are only given as a last resort and family circumstances are taken into account
Capital Punishment: Non Religious
NON RELIGIOUS ARGUMENTS
- act as a deterrent
- ultimate retribution
- helps bring closure
- cheaper than prison
- innocent people wrongly accused
- people who face death penalty may kill to escape
- terrorist executed, may encourage maytrs
- executions = easier sentence
Capital Punishment: Christianity
- bible uses capital punishment
- such a serious crime that death penalty is legal
- christian church used it so it isn't unchristians
- christians must obey capital punishment if it is the law
- jesus band retribution "an eye for an eye"
- jesus came to save sinners
- only god has the right to take a life
- may execute people who are mentally ill and jesus came to save them
Capital Punishment: Islam
- shari'ah law allows capital punishment for some crimes
- prophet muhammad agreed with capital punishement
- "you shalt not kill" - therefore those who do receive the death penalty
- Shari'ah law only suggests it, it isnt compulsory
- muslims can't accept blood money
- judgement day (should they agree with it?)
Muslims with DRUGS and ALCOHOL
- Surah 2:19 'alcohol is a great sin'
- Muhammad said 'alcohol is an intoxicant and all Khamr is Haram'
- All muslims believe their bodies were created by Allah and should be looked after till judgement day
- Hadith says 'Allah has cursed wine'
- Islam is opposed to drugs unless medically prescribed
- Drugs enable people to escape from life and not serve Allah
- Work of Satan
- Stop people from praying (5 times a day)
Christians with DRUGS and ALCOHOL
- wedding at cana - Jesus turned water into wine and they drank wine at the last supper
- St. Paul said wine helps with digestions
- impares judgement
- "your body is the temple if the holy spirit" - dont abuse it
- biblical teachings say to follow the laws of the land
- illegal drugs are damaging for the body
- illegal drugs can break down relationships
- can lead to crime to get money for drugs
- acting in a non christian way