A Conversation for The Death Penalty
Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence Started conversation Oct 30, 2000
I understand that both Al Gore and George "Dubyah" Bush wear bracelets inscribed with "WWJD" ("What Would Jesus Do?"). In Dubyah's case, I presume he has a pastor on hand to tell him, as he appears to be the first presidential candidate in history to openly outsource all his thinking ((c) G Trudeau).
In the case of capital punishment, however, the answer is clear and explicit. Faced with a death warrant, Jesus would emphatically not sign it.
Neugen Amoeba Posted Oct 31, 2000
Me too. Especially on the outsourcing all the thinking part!
FordsTowel Posted Apr 7, 2006
I certainly concur with your assessment of Jesus' views on capital punishment. Fortunately, I don't have a lot of faith in Misters Gore and Bush (Senior or Junior).
I happen to believe that societies have some rights in deciding whether or not they want capital punishment. One thing cannot be denied, anyone who has been executed is unlikely to ever prey upon another defenseless person again.
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