Aims & purposes of punishment & Capital punishment.

Topic 4 Authority- Religion and state, Key religious teachings: aims and purposes of punishment, and key religious teachings: capital punishment. Christianity & Hinduism.

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Capital Punishment: Christian #1
Life is sacred, only God should take life away.
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Capital Punishment: Christian #2
Old Testament teaches 'an eye for an eye'
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Capital Punishment: Christian #3
"Thou shalt not kill" 10 commandments
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Capital Punishment: Christian #4
Religious society of friends (Quakers) campaigned against capital punishment (1818+) life sacred, punishments used to reform
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Capital Punishment: Hinduism #1
Taking of someone's life goes against ahimsa (non violence)
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Capital Punishment: Hinduism #2
Used to depend on the caste to which Hindu's belonged.
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Christianity #1
Everyone was created with free choice to accept/ reject God's ways.
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Christianity #2
At the end of life God will be the final judge.
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Christianity #3
To gain justice punishment should b e given and forgiveness sought.
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Christianity #4
If people do sin or commit crimes then justice must follow but Jesus taught importance of forgiveness.
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Hinduism #1
Any sin is against the dharma of self control & religious & social duty.
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Hinduism #2
Gain justice, punishment, forgiveness must be sought
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Aims & Purposes of punishment: Hinduism #3
A wrong act will produce bad karma which will have an effect on the atman's reincarnation/ transmigration.
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