Thursday, December 01, 2005

Man Who May Be 1000th Executed Sees Family

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1363633

I just saw an article about this guy who may be the 1000th person executed. The whole idea saddens me really. I feel that the death penalty is not the right way to go. There have been numerous studies done that show that the death penalty doesn't deter would be killers.

In Biblcal times, the lord sanctioned capitol punishment (sometimes for seemingly lame things). I feel that capitol punishment is fine when it is sanctioned by the Lord, and is performed by the church. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that is what we will find in the Bible.

I think that while the Government is still ran by men not being directed by the lord, we should quit performing capitol punishment. There has been too much innocent blood shed to continue the practice in my opinion.

2 comments:

RCH said...

I agree with you completely. I don't trust our government (or any government, for that matter) to carry out this type of punishment justly or perfectly. And more than that, I think capital punishment is degrading and demoralizing to us as a society -- far more damaging to us, "the good guys," than it ever could be to a hardened criminal whose conscience has already long since stopped working.

-pooskit :-)

Ian said...

Pooskit, I just now realized who you were. Nice to see you over here.

Do you blog as well?