Saving Cain: Theological Musing on Death Penalty

by Nestor Ravilas

Rumor has it that the intensified fight of the current administration against criminality would lead to the restoration of capital punishment. Debates on the efficacy of death penalty in curbing crimes immediately spark so as to pave the way for its revival. Some from Evangelical backyard were prompt enough to offer theological and biblical foundation for its acceptability. This does not surprise me at all since death penalty is not only a legal issue, but a moral one as well. Thus, religious pundits feel the need to swarm the public space and offer their best opinion to morally guide both the public and our law makers.

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