Describe the teachings and beliefs about death and what may happen after of Islam: Based on our experiences with death and dying we may define death as the termination of life's functions, meaning the heart, the nervous system, etc .It could also mean the discontinuation of human life, which takes place when the soul is taken from the body. In terms of human interaction, death means that the deceased discontinues his relationship with the material world and it's elements, including other humans. As far as its psychological influence, death means that the deceased has accepted the last moments of his worldly life. This is however only a factual interpretation of death's significance. Islam although perceives death in a much deeper manner, with many reasons supporting the idea that it should be remembered. From the Islamic perspective, death signifies the end of a persons chance to perform good deeds. It also means a transformation from one form or period of existence to another and from one state to another. In this sense, death is the first state of life after death, which Muslims do believe in. Therefore this life is only a temporary one, and when it terminates, the chance to do good deeds also comes to an end, a most vital aspect due to the fact that the after life which is a life of either reward or punishment, reflects what humans have done during their temporal life.
How does Peter Medak gain the viewers sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film 'Let Him Have It!'? Peter Medak chose to make a film about the case of Derek Bentley because he wanted to get across his views on capital punishment, as he thought it was wrong and wanted other people to see why he felt this way. His film is based on a case that really happened in the 1950's where Derek Bentley was accused of murder and hung. He chose to use this case as he felt that Derek was wrongly accused and did not deserve the sentence given to him. Derek Bentley was a boy with a low I.Q who became mixed up with the wrong crowd and got into trouble with the law in his youth. He was then sent away to Borstal, a place where young offenders were sent. As he became older he did not leave the house and lived with his parents who he was very close to. Derek began to venture out though after his sister encouraged him to go buy a record. This is when he got involved with Christopher Craig's "gang". As Derek was easily led he did exactly what they said and became involved with all of their crimes. The story is so controversial since there are many people with different views and opinions on the death penalty and whether it was right or wrong for Derek to be hung. Also it is very biased as Peter Medak is showing the whole story from his point of view and is trying to persuade others into thinking the
As they say: 'There are pros and cons of capital punishment, but the list of pros is rather short'. Capital punishment was the worst punishment that ever faced this country. It is useless, and ineffectual. If it were to be re-introduced, issues of human rights that would effect us all would rise up, and cause difficulties. Furthermore, the human rights of those executed are violated when capital punishment is carried out, and the killing violates God's will. Imagine that. Why would we want to re-introduce something that is of no benefit whatsoever to us, that also jeopardises our way of life? Furthermore, what gives the government the right to 'play God', and allow or prohibit people to live as they please. Life was given to us by God, and life can be taken away from us by God, or other religious equivalents. What gives the government the right to choose who lives and who dies? Even the idea of it is very disturbing to anyone who values human life. Life is sacred. Two wrongs don't make a right, so what gives us the right to go against God's will and kill? Killing is something that should never be done. Besides, imprisonment for life is the alternative. There is no chance that the convicts would kill again, for they would be in prison all their lives. So what harm would it do to imprison them, rather than killing them. In addition, how can we say that killing is wrong if we
The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and complicated issue.
The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and complicated issue. Adversaries of capital punishment point to the Marshalls and the Millgards, while proponents point to the Dahmers and Gacys. Society must be kept safe from the monstrous barbaric acts of these individuals and other killers, by taking away their lives to function and perform in our society. At the same time, we must insure that innocent people such as Marshall and Millgard are never convicted or sentenced to death for a crime that they did not commit. Many contend that the use of capital punishment as a form of deterrence does not work, as there are no fewer murders on a per- capita basis in countries or states that do have it, then those that do not. In order for capital punishment to work as a deterrence, certain events must be present in the criminal\'s mind prior to committing the offence. The criminal must be aware that others have been punished in the past for the offence that he or she is planning, and that what happened to another individual who committed this offence, can also happen to me. But individuals who commit any types of crime ranging from auto theft to 1st-Degree Murder, never take into account the consequences of their actions. Deterrence to crime, is rooted in the individuals
Capital punishment - One of the most controversial debates that rages constantly in this country is the argument over whether capital punishment should be outlawed.
Capital punishment essay One of the most controversial debates that rages constantly in this country is the argument over whether capital punishment should be outlawed. There are two basics arguments within the debate over capital punishment: First is the question of whether capital punishment is moral, or more simply put, whether it is right. And second is the question of whether capital punishment is constitutional. Although the death penalty has come far into the forefront recently, the constitutionality of the death penalty is not a new question. The death penalty has never been outlawed nationally per se, but for a period in the mid 1970's the Supreme Court changed the rules about capital punishment so that it was nearly impossible for a state to put a prisoner to death under any circumstances. The problems that death penalty opponents have with capital punishment can be found in the Bill of Rights, or more specifically, the fifth and eight amendments. The fifth amendment gives every citizen of the United States the right to "due process of law", meaning full access to courts and proper representation, etc. Many believe that a great number of inmates on death row have not been given due process, and that no one should be put to death if they have not been given their right to it. The eighth amendment bars the government from doling out any "cruel or unusual
Capital punishment is the infliction of death by an authorized public authority as punishment for a crime.
Capital punishment is the infliction of death by an authorized public authority as punishment for a crime. In most jurisdictions where it remains, its use is limited to those who have been convicted of murder, although in some countries where its use is more frequent it is imposed as a penalty for other offences such as armed robbery (in certain African countries), large-scale embezzlement of state property (the former Soviet Union), rape and gang-fighting (China), and drug-trafficking (Thailand). A UN survey in 1990 revealed that forty-three countries had abolished the death penalty entirely, seventeen had retained it but only for exceptional crimes such as treason, twenty-four had retained it but not used it for at least ten years, and ninety-seven were still using it. The abolitionist countries were widely scattered, including, for example, the Philippines and Namibia, but were mostly to be found in Europe and Latin America. Although the number of abolitionist states had doubled since the previous survey in 1967, the UN found unwavering official support for capital punishment in many countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Islamic law (the sharia) imposes capital punishment for certain offences, and capital punishment is enforced in those countries where the sharia forms the legal code, and in many countries where the sharia is drawn on as the basis for the legal
R.E Coursework Describe and explain the Christian concept of love and forgiveness with reference to the film "Dead Man Walking" What do Christians mean by "love"? Love has many meanings in English. It can mean an intense feeling of affection, an emotion or emotional state. In ordinary use, it usually refers to impersonal love such as the Christian belief that people should be accepted as they are, no matter what their race, religion or colour and that everyone should be equally respected. Christians believe that love is unconditional in that we cannot just stop loving others, regardless of what they have done. They think that we should give to others less fortunate than ourselves and not give up on the thing or person we love no matter what the circumstances are. The term "love" in English covers many things, including erotic love, love between parent and child, brotherly love, etc. Christian love can be modelled on love between parent and child and brotherly love. We are told to love everyone, particularly enemies. However this does not mean that we will like everyone. Love is not primarily an emotion, although it often involves the emotions, and is supported by them. It is primarily a commitment to care about someone. What do Christians mean by "forgiveness"? Forgiveness of sins is one of the key marks of Christianity. Christ died to seal our forgiveness by God and
Is the death penalty the best protection from a murderer? Is justice for the victim achieved through the death penalty?
Name: Do Huu Minh Khoa Instructor: Miss Hamidah Question: Is the death penalty the best protection from a murderer? Is justice for the victim achieved through the death penalty? As the 21st century begins, Americans are bombarded with the growing report of murders, violent crimes, especially the recent attacks of terrorists all over the country. The society has created many punishments to discourage such crimes and damages, furthermore, to ask the murderers to pay back what they have done. Since the society has the highest interest in preventing murder, it should use the strongest and most severe punishment available to deter murder, and that is no other than the death penalty, which has existed for thousands of years. The death penalty is considered as the legal infliction of death for violating criminal law, the right of taking a human's life is a serious problem, so the issue has continually created tension and debates in today society. Whenever the word "death penalty" comes up, extremists from both sides start yelling out their arguments. One side says deterrence, the other side says there is a potential of executing the innocents, one says justice, retribution and punishment, the other says execution is murder. Crime is an evident part of society, and everyone is aware that something must be done about it. But does the death penalty achieve its objectives and maintain
Capital Punishment Crime is an unsociable act against the laws of society that offends everything it upholds. This can range from shoplifting an item from a shop to something as extreme as murder. All crimes are divided into two groups against: Property i.e. theft and vandalism People i.e. rape, assault and murder There are many reasons to why people commit crimes, it could be that they are very poor and need to commit crimes to survive or it may be that they don't understand the difference between right and wrong because they are mentally ill. In this day and age the most related reason to crime is drugs. Addicts need more and more drugs to keep their cravings down and to keep them going. To keep the addicts going they have to buy more and more drugs. If they have no money of their own to buy the drugs the only option they have open is to steal and commit fraud. Peer Pressure is also another reason for crime. There are mobs that think its funny and tough to beat people up, others put graffiti on public property. Some people get a thrill or a rush from committing petty crimes. Others do it for revenge; if they feel hard done by they make take it out on the people they feel oppress them. Most of all the people I have listed commit crimes to feel good and powerful. There are many methods of punishment, but it isn't always about chastising them. Punishment can be used as
Task: An Investigation of the way Capital Punishment is presented in "Dead Man Walking" and "Let Him Have It". Introduction For our GCSE Coursework we have been watching two films, "Dead Man Walking" and "Let Him Have It". They were both based on true stories. 'Dead Man Walking' was about a man called Matthew Poncelet who supposedly raped and killed a girl. After six years had gone by, he was given the death penalty by lethal injection. 'Let Him Have It' was about a young man, Derek Bentley, who has mental disabilities and suffers from epilepsy. After spending years at home, he goes out and gets dragged into the antics of a sixteen year old Christopher Craig. After the murder of a police officer, Derek gets to death by hanging. I feel that both Matthew Poncelet and Derek Bentley are in the same, sad situation. Matthew has committed a murder and is given the death penalty, where as Derek, although did receive the death penalty, his case was different because it seemed that all of his life was bad luck due to his mental disabilities. Section 1 At the start of the film, Poncelet acted as if he shouldn't be messed with in prison using a tough voice. During the film, Sister Prejean was trying to help Poncelet hoping that if he pleads for forgiveness, then he might be released from Death Row. During this time, you could tell and see the different types of emotions that