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The death penalty also known as capital punishment is a legal process of punishment for crime The Church views capital punishment as wrong and not necessary It also believes that it is acceptable in only certain situations which according to the pope is when society has no other means of defending itself The Gospel of Life number 56 Even though the death penalty is believed by many to be inhuman and wrong the Bible seems to support it in Genesis 96 Whosoever shall shed mans blood his blood shall be shed for man was made to the image of God God gave the Israelites who escaped from Egypt a code of law describing the death penalty When one human being kills another in cold blood they are performing an act that does not naturally occur in nature This kind of act is punishable by man and anyone who makes the decision to commit this kind of a crime also makes the decision to accept the punishment that they deserve God did not make humans in his image and likeness to go and hurt others who were created for the same purpose to love each other and God and spread Gods message to others The death penalty gets rid of criminals who have no respect for human life It also protects society from the danger of having that criminal around Someone who might not support the death penalty may say that life in prison without parole could be considered a solution But are there really that many prisons to hold so many people in them If so then isnt there also the possibility that they may escape and perform the same crime over again The death penalty is known universally as a way of punishment for those who commit severe crimes Anyone who willingly performs a severe crime must know that they may face the death penalty If they decided to go ahead and perform the
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