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Capital Punishment is no longer practised in our society. Explain what differing Christian attitudes might be to Capital Punishment.
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Capital Punishment is no longer practised in our society.
Explain what differing Christian attitudes might be to Capital Punishment.
Capital punishment is also called the death penalty where a criminal is put to death for their crime depending on the seriousness of the offence committed. A serious enough offence for the death penalty would mainly be rape and murder in most countries. Capital punishment has not been used in Britain since 1970, however it is used in some of the states in America and many other countries around the world. Christians can be for or against this and usually turn to the bible and church for support of their views.
A reason why a Christian might favour Capital Punishment would be for deterrence. This means to deter or put off other criminals from committing the same crime and being punished in this way. Deuteronomy in the Old Testament of the bible, states that on the evidence of two or more witnesses of committing the crime then they should be put to death. The passages says,
'And all the people shall hear, and fear and not act presumptuously again.'
This shows that capital punishment
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