God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Friday, March 11, 2011
Jury Out On Religion and the Death Penalty
To take a strictly biblical view of capital punishment, it required a minimum of two eye-witnesses who themselves would face the same penalty as the defendant faced if found to misrepresented the facts in the case. In other words, the Bible demanded a "beyond ANY doubt" standard whereas our system uses a "beyond reasonable doubt" standard.