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  • Yes. The death penalty is immoral because itโ€™s the government murdering a criminal. The government are equally as criminal as the person getting the death penalty because they are ending a life which is immoral. There is a reason for prison so as the criminal gets put in a cell because of their actions that lead to serious consequences. Some people fail to see that criminals should be in prison because they want them executed. It takes a lot of anger and hatred to want someone to get the death penalty but their anger issues is a problem and failing to see that murderers belong in prison.
    • Crazychick
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  • No, although it should be abolished. Contrary to another answer, the death penalty is not "murder" "Murder" is defined as taking someone's life illegally - when done by the government, it is not illegal. And while the Bible commands that "Thou shalt not kill", it does make provisions for government laws, just as it does for times of war and protecting others. A generation that accepts LGBTQ, idolizes sex perverts, and supports other socialist ideologies contrary to their already established national policies are the last ones who should be preaching about what's moral and what isn't. The death penalty should be abolished because it gives the criminal the easy way out. People fear death because it's an unknown realm. They picture themselves trapped in a box for the rest of time and it scares them. From someone who has been there, I can safely say that once you're dead, it's a most pleasant experience. It can be compared to that feeling when you make the last payment on your house or car - and all of the pressure is off of your shoulders. There is absolutely nothing to cause discomfort and you care nothing for the people and the world you left behind. This is what the death penalty does for the one who is put to death - it takes him from a world where he has to answer for his actions to a most peaceful environment. Meanwhile, the damage he has done will be felt by the family for the rest of their lives - there will never be peace for them again. A better solution to the death penalty would be a lifetime of hard labor. Only then will the offender bear the weight of his actions.
  • No it isn't. It is societies means of administering justice for the worst sort of violent crimes. Life imprisonment still allows many criminals to function inside and outside of prison to injure or intimidate citizens. If they are convicted and executed, that makes victims and witness lives safer and more secure. IMHO.
  • According to Jesus Christ yes, for man should be holy and pure like his Father, and killing makes you a murderer, he told his disciple to put away his sword. Many disciples including Paul were tortured and died a martyrs death. And the wrath of God is far more frightening and just than our own. This is the battle between mans instinctual nature and his spiritual nature. If you don't believe in God, then there is no moral or immoral, just indifference. Morality becomes something that the majority of people agree on during a certain time. In the UK they use to hang people (crowds use to watch for entertainment), and torture them, and of course the death penalty still exists in the US. But what man has to ask himself is, what does injuring or killing another make you? But of course man understands that if a wife has been subject to years of domestic abuse and kills a man in self defense does that make her a killer, or say a man has his child or wife is subjected to an awful death at the hands of some sicko, how does he suppress his drive to kill the man? Other questions also arise, such as if a killer is a psychopath, or sociopath, how much is he to blame for killing, I worry there will be a time that he will somehow get away with it. After all prison is no longer a punishment in the UK, it is often the most violent criminals that run the drugs inside the prisons, the police will tell you there is no justice system, seen by the short sentences paedophiles get.
  • its justice for murdering innocent people and those people dont deserve to live and need to be GONE from earth early so they cant kill anymore innocent people
  • If you believe in the Old Testament, yes but revenge is the only thing that make relatives of murder victims feel better. ๐Ÿ˜‡
  • They say "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind." IDK. I say it keeps the idiot poking people's eyes out from doing his thing any more than once. But, on the other hand, I don't really trust the justice system to handle people's lives without making lots of awful mistakes. However, that's a problem that needs to be addressed more urgently than the death penalty debate anyway.
  • Consider that Jesus Christ came into the world to suffer the death penalty and also consider the answer of the malefactor which was crucified with him to the other malefactor which railed on Jesus. Luke 23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
  • Not in the Torah. Leviticus 24:17 "Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death." In the New Testament, Christians are to forgive one another, just as Christ forgave us and instead, let the governing authorities deal with the death penalty.
  • How is it that someone who claims that God is "an imaginary friend" that can't be proven is concerned with "morals" - when morals are defined by the same God that he doesn't believe in?
  • Not for terrorists. It's perfect for them.

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