Is it okay for the gov't to take lives of death convicts through death penalty?

Philippines
January 20, 2007 4:06am CST
I really don't believe that death penalty is the best solution to reduce the number of capital crimes in the country. No human person could ever take a life away from another. Even if that other person had taken lives of another people. We must give value to life and show all those who have killed people that we, as a society, advocates the preservation of life. And in that, we're giving convicts a chance to renew themselves and give more value to life which is a gift from God which only God could take away.
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@Jemina (5784)
20 Jan 07
"Tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye" but this is what Jesus said, "But I tell you not to try to get even with a person who has done something to you. When someone slaps your right cheek, turn and let that person slap your other cheek" Matthew 5:38. Should we take it literally? I guess not. To forgive and forget? It's easier said than done. I don't know if I can really forgive if someone killed my dad. I would probably kill that person too or let him rot in jail.