“Death penalty: is capital punishment morally justified?” (Diana Espinoza)
There has been and still is a huge debate on the death penalty being morally justified. This article explains that there are many different religious views on the death penalty, some people think that it is plain wrong, and others think it is justified. In the Old Testament we see the idea of “an eye for an eye”. But we also see that God teaches us throughout the Bible to forgive one another. For these people that have committed terrible crimes, should they be given life in jail instead? Should people who have committed crimes such as murder or rape be sentenced to the death penalty? Death penalty sends the message to other criminals that they should not commit crimes, but does it really work?
1. What do you think about the death penalty? Is it morally right or wrong?
2. What types of crimes should lead to the death penalty?
3. What if an innocent person gets the death penalty?