Hello to everyone! I have no class today so I might as well throw a debate. Good job with the new features. They are amazing.
A lot of us perceive that the Bible is an absolute pro-life collection of books. It's not entirely as pro-life as how priests positively orate it during mass. I will claim right now that there are times God DID and LET things he knew were against life.
He laid laws written from the chapter of Exodus 21 which were roughly made after The Ten Commandments according to the narration of Exodus. A lot of chapters talk about death as punishment but I will be mainly focusing on Exodus 21. Across all Bible versions, the concept within the chapter stays the same that for committing such an act, the wages of the act is death or another punishment. I will only give two version examples. All the acts mentioned in this chapter do not only result to death for the perpetrator but another punishment less lethal.
“Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession."https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus21:16&version=NIV
"A kidnapper, whether he sells his victim or still has him when caught, shall be put to death."
NAV with New Catholic Translation
The commandments were given to the people and even harsher specifications of that ten-rule basis was made. This is a good consequence since we basically take someone away from their current life and sell them, keep them or beat them. Many countries only give prison time for kidnapping and here we have, our own Bible, telling us kidnapping should already result to a capital punishment. I do recognize countries who do impose capital punishment upon kidnapping which are Singapore, USA and many more.
All information contained in this paragraph will be taken from 18 U.S.C. Code § 1201
USA specifically only imposes a capital punishment when the victim during kidnapping is harmed. Kidnapping alone cannot and will not be governed by the capital punishment during any hearing.
The Bible here already declares death as the punishment for kidnapping alone. It took kidnappers crossing state lines and acts of harm to come up with a capital offense for these people when reading the Bible is enough to come with the idea of a death penalty for kidnapping. I will informally state that according to the Bible under Exodus 22:18, we put anyone who has sex with an animal to death. We are now a more considerate generation of people such that we shut off others' ability to judge because it offends others. I'd get a comment that I'm as heartless and mindless as an animal if I would agree on imposing death to people who have sexual relations with animals. That I am quick to kill a sinful child and slow to realize I could've educated that child.
Well, these were God's olden laws. Other religions may only follow the New Testament but these laws or words were still written and still came from God. I wouldn't put to death someone who has intimate relations with animals but send them to organizations that may offer help.
P.S.- I'm still atheist. I just don't like how people use the Bible to oppose death penalty when it can indeed also support death penalty.