Marvin Olasky: Better Off Dead?: Capital Punishment Versus (A Horrifying) Life Without Parole
Not much in politics upset Chuck Colson as he approached his 80th birthday late in 2011, but on his Breakpoint broadcast of Sept.
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#1 Oct 18, 2013
Olasky Dead Wrong #1:
LIFE: MUCH PREFERRED OVER EXECUTION:
99.7% of murderers tells us "Give me life, not execution
Prison life/death row way too comfortable
OF COURSE THE DEATH PENALTY DETERS: A review of the debate
#2 Oct 18, 2013
Olasky Dead Wrong #2
1) Olasky knows that the two eyewitness requirement, if it exists at all (2), is for Jews only, as he details, elsewhere.
Would God mandate a two eyewitness requirement, when 99% of crimes don't have two eyewitnesses and it would so mandate no justice in those cases, when God knows that evidence gathering will become much more accurate in the future, with DNA and fingerprints being more accurate than eyewitnesses?
2) Is There a Biblical Requirement for Two Eyewitnesses for Criminal Prosecution?http://prodpinnc.b logspot.com/2013/06/is-there-b iblical-requirement-for-two.ht ml
3) Much evidence collection that we have today, is more accurate and reliable than is eyewitiness identification, such as fingerprints, DNA, videotape, etc., as Olasky also knows
#3 Oct 18, 2013
Chuck Colson or Olasky confused?
There is no evidence that Gov. Perry does not take the death penalty seriously or that he tales it lightly or casually.
Perry was responding, specifically, to a question regarding innocents being executed.
Perry said that he didn't need to struggle with that. Why? Because he was certain of their guilt.
The opposite of him not taking it seriously.
#4 Oct 18, 2013
Charles Colson finds Olasky Dead Wrong:
Charles Colson on Genesis 9:6 and the requirement for executions.
"It is because humans are created in the image of God that capital punishment for premeditated murder was a perpetual obligation. The full range of biblical data weighs in its favor. This is the one crime in the Bible for which no restitution was possible (Numbers 35:31,33)."
NOTE Numbers 35:31: "You shall not accept indemnity in place of the life of a murderer who deserves the death penalty; he must be put to death.", a text Olasky, somehow, omitted.
"The Noahic covenant recorded in Genesis 9 ("Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed. "Gen 9:6) antedates Israel and the Mosaic code; it transcends Old Testament Law, per se, and mirrors ethical legislation that is binding for all cultures and eras."
"The sanctity of human life is rooted in the universal creation ethic and thus retains its force in society. The Christian community is called upon to articulate standards of biblical justice, even when this may be unpopular."
"Capital justice is part of that non-negotiable standard. Society should execute capital offenders to balance the scales of moral judgement." From "Capital Punishment: A Personal Statement", by Charles W. Colson., a former opponent, was a spiritual advisor and friend to numerous death row inmates and the Founder of Prison Fellowship, the largest Christian ministry serving incarcerated prisoners.
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