The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God is the ultimate act of blasphemy
There are 1 comment on the San Francisco Bay View story from Jun 27, 2014, titled The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God is the ultimate act of blasphemy. In it, San Francisco Bay View reports that:
The Death Penalty is one of many signs of a society that is morally deterA iorating, especially a society that proclaims an affinity with God and the Holy Scriptures.
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#1 Jul 1, 2014
What a bizarre and inaccurate article.
New Testament Death Penalty Support Overwhelming
For more than 2000 years, there has been Catholic/Christian New Testament support for the death penalty, from Popes, Saints, Doctors and Fathers of the Church, church leadership, biblical scholars and theologians that, in breadth and depth, overwhelms any teachings to the contrary, particularly those wrongly dependent upon secular concerns such as defense of society and the poor standards of criminal justice systems in protecting the innocent.
The Death Penalty: Mercy, Expiation, Redemption & Salvation
Jesus and the Death Penalty
"All interpretations, contrary to the biblical support of capital punishment, are false. Interpreters ought to listen to the Bible’s own agenda, rather than to squeeze from it implications for their own agenda. As the ancient rabbis taught,“Do not seek to be more righteous than your Creator.”(Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7.33.). Part of Synopsis of Professor Lloyd R. Bailey’s book Capital Punishment: What the Bible Says, Abingdon Press, 1987.
Saint (& Pope) Pius V, "The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder." "The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent" (1566).
Pope Pius XII: "When it is a question of the execution of a man condemned to death it is then reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his fault, he has dispossessed himself of the right to live." 9/14/52.
"Moral/ethical Death Penalty Support: Modern Catholic Scholars"
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