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Explain what differing Christian attitudes might be to Capital Punishment.

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Explain what differing Christian attitudes might be to Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment is the castigation of a convicted criminal by execution. In 18th Century Britain over two hundred offences carried the death penalty, including such crimes as petty theft and forgery. Over time, the range of crimes punishable by execution reduced considerably. In 1965 the death penalty was abolished for all forms of murder: leaving treason and arson in the Royal Dockyards as the only capital crimes. ...read more.

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A Christian Attitude on any subject is an attitude that Jesus Christ may have shared. But in the Bible the outlooks are so varied that there cannot possibly be one true Christian Attitude for anything: there are many, and it is up to each person to decide which view appeals to them, their principles, and what they believe is right. I intend to look at many of the differing perspectives and attitudes on the subject of Capital Punishment in the Christian world of today and in the past. ...read more.

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In the book of Matthew in the New Testament, Jesus says: "If your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away! It is mush better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell." When looked at on a large scale, this excerpt declares that if one member of a community commits a crime, he should be destroyed before he disgraces the rest of the community also. The princple of it ...read more.

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