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Capital Punishment--The Death Penalty: Pro and Anti
What Fastiggi does not seem to realize is that by conceding that “the Bible provides some passages that support the death penalty,” he has already conceded the main point at issue between us. His other claims about Scripture, even if they were true, are completely irrelevant. For the Church maintains that Scripture cannot teach moral error. It follows that, since (by Fastiggi’s own admission) at least passages in Scripture support the death penalty, it cannot be wrong to resort to capital punishment. End of story.
The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment « Phil for …
But this line of argument is problematic in several ways. First, in the exhortation in question, Pope Benedict was not addressing the subject of capital punishment. As the reader can easily verify by following the link above, the context in which he made the remark in question was a discussion of the idea of religious toleration. What the pope was saying was that the attempt to coerce others into adopting one’s own religious point of view sometimes results in violence and even killing, and that God does not approve of this. The pope was not even addressing the topic of criminal justice, the question of what sorts of punishments are appropriate, etc.
Capital punishment debate in the United States - Wikipedia
Those who are for capital punishment promote that it is a deterrent for crime, provides closure, and is a moral punishment for those who choose to take a human life.
On the Death Sentence - The New York Review of Books
More likely both facts -- and capital punishment too, and probably many other differences, from moon pies to ice hockey -- are simply a product of differing culture and history.