What does Christianity say about the death penalty?
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Correspondingly, what does the church say about death penalty?
Church teaching The Church teaches that the commandment "Thou shalt not murder" permits the death penalty by the civil authority as the administrator of justice in a human society in accordance with the Natural Law.
Also Know, what can you say about death penalty? One side says the death penalty is good because it scares people away from doing things that could get them killed, the other side says there's a potential of executing an innocent man; one says justice, retribution, and punishment; the other side says that execution is murder.
Secondly, how does religion affect death penalty?
Religious moral codes are often based on a body of teachings, such as the Old Testament or the Qur'an. According to the Kitab-i-Aqdas, the central book of the Baha'i faith, certain offenses such as murder and arson are punishable by the death penalty with the option of life imprisonment as an alternative.
How many people have been wrongly executed?
Database of convicted people said to be innocent includes 150 allegedly wrongfully executed.