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christian attitudes FOR capital punishment
human beings were all made by god, so if you kill one, you should be killed // st.paul teaches to obey state authority // jesus said if you curse your mother or father you must be put to death // a life for a life is fair retribution
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christian attitudes AGAINST capital punishment
jesus taught forgiveness not retribution // only god can give and take away life // times have changed and there are different ways to deal with offenders // the 6th commandment is "do not kill"
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muslim attitudes FOR capital punishment
the quran says it can be given for certain crimes // shariah law says it can be given for certain crimes // mohammed said he agreed with it // mohammed himself sentenced people to death
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muslim attitudes AGAINST capital punishment
scholars of Sharia'ah do not agree on when or how the death penalty should be applied// the Qu'ran only said it could be considered, it does not always have to be used// there are strict rules, however rarely met so therefore should not be used
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non religious reasons FOR capital punishment
if people know committing murder will lead to their execution, they won't do it// if murderers are executed they are no longer a threat to society// only punishment to fit the crime of taking a life is to take the murderers life
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non religious reasons AGAINST capital punishment
courts do convict innocent people, and nothing can be done if someone is already executed// stats show that countries without death penalty have lower murder rate// murderers do not expect to be caught so may murder again
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Why does society need laws? (2)
so people are protected from violence// so people know what to expect from eachother and know how to behave
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Why is there a connection between law and justice? (2)
If the law does not help people will take the law into their own hands// if the law is unjust people will feel it is right to break the law
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Theories of punishment
don't rely on random people// deterence// reform// retribution// protection
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What are the Christian attitudes to punishment?
(1)reformation only because you should'nt judge others// (2) deterence, protection and reformation because of the teachings of St Paul
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Why some Christians believe in protection, deterance and reformation.
St Paul said magistrates should uphold the law// without a police force and punishment society would collapse// the church has made statements that punishment should deter and protect// Jesus punished when he threw them out the temple
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Why some Christians believe the only purpose of punishment is reformation:
Jesus said not to judge// Christianity goal is to save people and change their life// the church sees itself as a way to bring new life to criminals// the church had said punishment should reform criminals
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Muslim beliefs in punishment (2)
Whipping and amputation allows the offenders to stay with his family and he won't reoffend// Shariah law makes sure punishment is only given to the guilty.
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Non-religious arguments FOR capital punishment:
If people know committing murder will lead to death then they will not do it/ if executed they are no longer a threat to society/the only punishment that fits the crime is death for the murderer/ a murderer can't be forgiven and death is ultimate los
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Non religious arguments AGAINST capital punishment:
court could convict an innocent person//countries that have dp don't have lower murder rate/ don't think they will be caught so don't think about punish/ people try to commit suicide in prison so must be worse than death
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Christian attitudes AGAINST capital punishment:
Jesus came to save sinners, but you can't reform a dead person// Jesus said an eye for an eye is wrong for Christians// Christians teach that all like is sacred// prison worse than death
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Christian attitudes FOR capital punishment:
The OT gives the death penalty for various crimes// the Cof E have not cancelled their statements that the dp can be used// Christians thinkers have said that reform. is less import. than protection of society// life for life is fair retribution
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Muslim attitudes FOR capital punishment:
Quran says it can be given// Shariah's law says it can be given for certain crimes// Mohammed made statements agreeing with it// Mohammed sentenced people to death when he was ruler of Madinah
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