Wow, man. Wow. I didn't know people like you existed anymore. No, I do not believe in capitol punishment. It is barbaric, absurd, and hypocritical, to say nothing of all the innocent men who have been murdered by the government.<quoted text>
So i guess you dont believe in Capitol punishment?
You should be thankful those laws dont apply to us today here in the USA.
I should be thankful these laws don't exist in the USA? Are you serious? Do I sense a tinge of wistful longing for the "good ol' days," when you and your christian buddies could have just dragged me out into the town square and beat me to death for my blasphemous ways?
Proof? Source? The "deterrent" method of crime prevention has been so thoroughly discredited I am astounded to see even you repeating it here. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised though - this *is* coming from the guy who just suggested that I was "lucky" I am not at risk for a stoning.<quoted text>Anyway........
We may think Gods laws in the Old Testament were cruel, but in reality these laws prevented many crimes. For a time in Israel, when they obeyed Gods law like they were commanded, there were hardly any murders, rapes, kidnappings, thefts, etc.
Proof? Source? Anything beyond this vague bit of nonsense?<quoted text>When they thought they would be soft on crime and criminals many of the above crimes took place in Israel. So who has the better idea?
Again, the deterrent theory of crime prevention is false. If deterrent was a viable method of convincing criminals to stop commiting crimes, don't you think the drug war would have ended decades ago? There are certain countries where the penalty for trafficking drugs is death - by your logic, all drugs should have vanished from their country after the first execution. I can provide hard proof against "deterrence" if you wish.<quoted text>
To stone someone it would have to be done in public, and this was part of the instructions. Since stoning was public, and carried out right away after the trial, it worked as a great """deterrent """".
Which is something i think this country needs today,( not stoning ) so dont get bent out of shape timmy, a swift and justice punishment/execution, instead of housing criminals for life...
You truly reveal your morally repugnant nature with this one, honestly. You advocate for swift, public executions. Ignoring the outright barbarism inherent in the practice of public execution itself, your proposed "deterrent" effect does not exist.
You consider this a valid method of punishment for failing to keep the sabbath? Really? Why?<quoted text>There is one case where God had told the Jews to keep the Sabbath and a man was found in direct violation of Gods commands. This man was stoned.(Numbers 15:32-36)
Legitimate? Really? So, a man stole, and not only was he stoned in public, but his entire family made to die with him as well? The filthy christian notion of substitutional atonement rears it's head: your religion has actually brainwashed you into believing that someone can justifiably be made to pay for the actions of another. Absurd. I honestly don't even know how to respond to this.<quoted text>Another legitimate case in the Old Testament was when Achan stole from Jericho when they had been told full well what would happen if they did. His family was also stoned with him, because they evidently knew about it and didnt say anything. All the ones in his family involved in the crime must have all been old enough to know what they were doing.(Joshua 7)
Ohh, and when you say "believe" are you implying that "i agree" or would like to see that happen?
No, I don't "agree" with stoning. If you knew how to read, or were a moral person, you would never have entertained the notion of stoning as legitimate.