RetributionThe death penalty in the USA 1 reply 72 views
lifespark 1 year
Executing a perpetrator neither abates nor negates a crime. The sole necessity of an execution is to meet the need for retaliation, which in itself is neither necessary nor morally just. A nation that alleges that it is morally superior must not conduct itself in the very same way as a criminal, but rather follow both a legal and a moral code. The “eye for an eye” passage from the biblical Old Testament has been misinterpreted time and again. It is not a call for retribution, but for proportionality in order to limit excessive punishment. It also dates back to times rife with blood vengeance. The New Testament refutes vengeance and calls for forgiveness, restoration, and reconciliation.