Possible Grounds For Execution In The Old Testament… How Many Death Penalties Are There? What Is A Literalist?

Possible Grounds For Execution In The Old Testament… How Many Death Penalties Are There? What Is A Literalist?

EXECUTIONS ARE BASED ON OLD TESTAMENT

Do you know how many sins there are in the Bible that are attached to the death penalty? Don’t feel bad.. not many people know that one. This article goes into why America still has a death penalty when no other civilized, democrat country has one. This article also itemizes the sins in the Old Testament Bible where the punishment is death. Finally, it goes into defining a literalist, first one way, then another. Count how many death penalties there are, as you go through this article.

Some people say that they believe in executions or ‘capital punishment’.

Do you support the death penalty and executions?

If so, why? If not, why not?

Think about it for a minute, before reading on…

LITERALIST SCOTT ESK SAYS ALL GAYS DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY

In the video below, Scott Esk says that all gays should be stoned to death. Why? Because that is what the Old Testament says, and he claims that the death penalty is justified, as he is a literalist. Do you agree with Scott? If gays are going to be executed if Scott becomes President of the USA, then to make it fair to everyone, maybe everyone else that is breaking one of the Old Testament laws that are attached to the death penalty, should also be brought around and executed as well, correct? How would our legal system look, if the US justice system actually followed the Old Testament literally, as many literalist believers like Scott Esk desire?

If someone really wants to follow the Old Testament laws around capital punishment literally, there is going to be a LOT of capital punishment in the form of stonings and burnings, because that is the only ‘approved’ Old Testament way of killing someone…

This article dives and explores just how many things warranted the death penalty in the Old Testament, and potentially still do today. Believe it or not, there are still witches being burned, hung or tortured, around the world today. Do you agree with burning witches, just because they are witches? What if someone is accused of being a witch, but they aren’t one? Can they be tortured until they confess?

Do you believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible? Are you ready to do everything exactly as the Old Testament commands? At the end of this article, there is a surprise ending, so be sure to get to the end, and don’t stop in the middle. There may be more than one kind of literalist… For more on witch burnings, click here….

SCOTT ESK SAYS DEATH PENALTY FOR GAYS WOULD BE CORRECT

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What follows are all of the ‘sins’ that are punishable by death in the Old Testament Bible.. Multiple (Islam, Jewish, Christian) religions are based on this Holy Book, so the focus of this article is interfaith and is in no way to be construed as focused on just one religion.

Just out of curiosity, see if you can escape with not being guilty of any of the death penalty ‘sins’ below. Use your whole life and all of your actions and thoughts from the beginning of your life, to where you are now. Compare your life and thoughts to the sins below, which require the death penalty to be carried out. Remember, if you violate even ONE of the following ‘laws’, you are to be put to death by stoning.

Another question to ponder is; would you consider putting in office anyone who believes in these ‘laws’ and literally making them happen, just the way that they are laid out? Think about these two things as you read through the following ‘sins’ which are punishable by death. Then by all means, vote for someone like Scott who will work to put these laws into place in the state or the US Congress/Senate, or President, if you agree with him, or don’t vote for him, if you disagree with his literalist viewpoint and definition.  

EXECUTIONS AROUND BIBLICAL MORAL LAWS

Uttering God’s Name In Curse Leviticus 24:16 – “And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.” Anyone saying the word ‘God or Yahweh’ as a curse or in a negative way must be stoned, even if you are talking about another religions God. Have you ever cursed with the name of God either in a sentence or as part of a curse word, even as a child or infant? Either way, termination via stoning. That takes out a large part of the population, even those who are saying they ‘don’t believe in God’. Saying God D#* it, even accidentally, is a death sentence. 
Adultery (Leviticus 20:10-12,  Wikipedia; “The traditional definition is “sexual intercourse with anyone who is not your spouse(s)” (thus making all premarital sex, regardless of the genders of those involved, adultery….. A married man having sex with an unmarried woman back in those days not qualify as adultery according to the Old Testament, which might surprise a lot of Christian married women. This was because a wife was considered the property of her husband, not the other way around.

(King Solomon reportedly had 700 wives and 400 concubines, and the Old Testament treated him as one of the wisest, best men who every lived. Adultery is also listed in the Big Ten Commandments. Jesus mentions it over twenty times in the New Testament. He even talks about “adultery of the mind.” 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.[6] and some Christians interpret that as meaning that a man can’t even look at his own wife that way.[7]“) http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Adultery

The newer interpretation of adultery is if a man or woman strays even once in their thoughts, then it is death to you, man or woman. Is this the reason why Catholic priests cannot marry? But does this make any logical sense when the wisest King Solomon had 700 wives and 400 concubines? Do you think that the way to make this adultery thing work is to pass a law and allow any man to just marry every woman and/or have concubines, in order to avoid the adultery sin?

Self Proclaimed Conservative Christians Who Have Committed Adultery

If you did not make it past the FIRST sin, which requires stoning someone to death, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of true believers and passionate advocates of the literal interpretation of the Bible, including the Old Testament, who did not make it past this death penalty sin either.. 
Theoretically, anyone who believes everything in the Bible is absolutely true and should be carried out exactly the way it says it should be, deserves to be put to death for violating ‘God’s law’ at this point, correct? Here is a list of the people who one might consider for being stoned to death for committing adultery… Wouldn’t they be the first in line if laws were passed to enforce all of these sins, with the death penalty?

Garner Ted Armstrong, televangelist[8]
Jim Bakker, televangelist[9][10]
Paul Barnes,  minister who railed against homosexuals[11]
Graham Capill, former leader of the Christian Heritage Party. Serving a 9 year sentence for assault on 2 girls under 15.[12]
Senator Larry Craig (R-ID)[13]
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives (R)[14]
Marvin Gorman, minister[15]
Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York[16]
Ted Haggard, homophobic minister [17]
Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio show host[18]
Senator John McCain (R-AZ), presidential aspirant[19]
Bill O’Reilly, conservative commentator[20]
Ronald Reagan, conservative, president and idol worshiped by many[21]
Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of conservative crusades[22]
Jimmy Swaggart, televangelist[23]
Senator David Vitter (R-LA)[24]
Dinesh D’Souza, Christian apologist [25]

Source; http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Adultery

Let’s continue with some more of ‘Gods sins’, which deserve the death penalty and execution via a vengeful and punishing God.. 

Lying about virginity. Applies to girls who are still in their fathers’ homes, who lie about their virginity, and are presented to their husband as a virgin. The accused is guilty until proved innocent. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21) (There are still countries and US states where brides are ‘inspected’ before marriage to make sure that they really are virgins. But men get a free pass on this one, as this is only for women. Men sleeping around before marriage is ok with God, it seems. God just hates lying non virgin women enough to kill them, but loves men who do the same thing.)
The daughter of a priest practicing prostitution (death by fire, even if the state you live in says prostitution is legal, as many states and countries do.) (Leviticus 21:9) (Of course sleeping around before marriage back then was seen as prostitution, but only for the girls, not for the guys. The guys could sleep around all they wanted, and have as many wives and concubines as they wanted (King Solomon) and that was and still is ok with God.. Is this fair? Why is it ok for the boys, but not ok for the girls?) Hmmmmmm… Maybe this has something to do with the church being a patriarchy and men setting up double standards? Then again, maybe not..  Maybe God really does think this way, and what is ok for boys, is not ok for girls. What do you think?
Rape of a virgin who is engaged. If she is not engaged you only have to marry her and give her father 50 shekels. No mention is made of the girl’s opinion, and no punishment is specified for raping a single non-virgin female, so that is ok, even if the man who rapes an unmarried virgin is married to someone else. (Deuteronomy 22:25) 50 Shekels is equal to about $14 US dollars. 
Being the victim of rape; if one is an engaged female virgin and the rape occurs in a city. (If it takes place in a field, the rape victim is spared because nobody would have heard her screams.) (Deuteronomy 22:23-27) (Presumably, virgins who scream for help inside a city will always be rescued, thus sparing these rape victims the death penalty.) “Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbor’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.”

Men are not addressed at all, so raping a man if you are a woman is ok with God it seems, and men having sex before marriage even if they are engaged to be married, that is still ok. But why would God want to kill a victim of rape? It seems that in Islam they also have this same law, because they also follow the Old Testament. They consider a daughter being raped, to be a dishonor for the family, and they hate this enough to kill their own daughters when and if it happens. Should the US go back to the literal interpretation of this and start stoning all rape victims to death? If you agree, start voting in any politicians who are literalists, like the one above.  

Men practicing bestiality. (Both man and animal die). (Leviticus 20:15) [4]
Women practicing bestiality (Both woman and animal die). (Leviticus 20:16) [4]
Having sex with your father’s wife, as distinct from “your mother”, as it was common practice for men at the time to have several wives and/or concubines, and/or slaves. (both die) (Leviticus 20:20) (So much for the popular myth about marriage being for just one man and one woman. For anyone believing in the literal truth of every word of the Bible, it is ok with God for all men to have multiple wives, and/or concubines, and/or slaves. When did the church get permission from God to change what is clearly written in the Bible, by the way? And if you are a woman, are you ok with this, if you marry a literalist husband and he wants to marry other women, have concubines and slaves?
Having sex with your daughter-in-law. (Leviticus 20:30) (even in your thoughts..)
Incest. (Leviticus 20:17) [5] (even in your thoughts..)
Sex with a man in the same manner as sex with women.(for men only): Generally interpreted as male homosexuality. The girls seem to get a free… errrr …ride on this one. If lesbians do the same thing, it is ok. (Leviticus 18:22)

And if a male priest does this same thing by force, with a male or female child, it is ok, because the Bible says only men on men doing this with each other by choice is a crime punishable by death. Even if they are in love and married, and they have kids, it is really bad, and worthy of death. Hmmm, does this even make sense at all? What do you think? What do Jews and Islamists think of this? Is this REALLY how God thinks? Is this really how God wants everyone to act ‘literally’?

Lewis Black, a Jew, explains his views on homosexuality.

Did you know Dick Cheney’s daughter is a lesbian, and that Cheney is ok with homosexuals and lesbians? 

Marrying a woman and her daughter. They are all to be burnt to death (Leviticus 20:14)
A couple of these crimes according to the Old Testament, demand that the “sinners” be burned to death rather than stoned — which was the more usual form of capital punishment. One can wonder why these crimes in particular merit this especially horrible fate, usually only reserved for witches..

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/witch-hunt-witch-trials-and-witch.html

Of course, the way capital punishment is done in the US is wrong if we are going by the Old Testament and God’s way of doing things. If the Bible is the standard for how the US should actually perform and carry out the death penalty, then all executions should be in the public square, and the death sentence should be carried out by stoning, or by burning that person alive, not by ‘lethal injection’ or hanging, or anything else polite and sanitary, out of the view of the public. These executions should be televised and live, on all channels, especially since God is in favor of it, right? 
This vengeful and easy to anger God will not be pleased, and there must be some punishment somewhere, for doing capital punishment and executions the ‘wrong’ way, wouldn’t you agree? There are examples all through the Holy book of people being punished WITH DEATH, because they did not do it EXACTLY the way God commanded it, correct?  “In Exodus, God commands Moses to strike a rock, and promises to make water flow in the desert for the people. Later on, God tells Moses to speak to a rock, promising to make water flow in the desert again. However, Moses strikes the rock again instead of speaking to it. Because of just this one thing, God tells Moses that he will no longer be permitted bring the people into the Promised Land.”
What kind of punishment is God going to strike all of the literalists down with, if they do not follow the EXACT punishments for all of the law breakers in the Old Testament, in the exactly correct and literal manner?  Moses was punished severely for a very minor infraction; performing a miracle one way instead of another. If Moses never got to the Promised Land for violating one little thing, what will happen to all of the true believers who are not actually and literally living by the very laws, that they claim to follow literally and specifically to the letter? 

EXECUTIONS AROUND RELIGIOUS LAWS 

Worshiping idols (Exodus 22:20, Leviticus 20:1-5, Deuteronomy 17:2-7) (money, power, sex, fame, nuclear power, different churches other than the right one which you don’t belong to, gurus, mystics, faith healers, psychologists, famous people, consultants, movie stars, politicians like Reagan, Clinton and all of the other hundreds of idols that people worship these days are all crimes punishable by death.. All rich people like the Koch Brothers who idolize money? Death! Anyone who is smart is idolizing books.. Death! Anyone going to college or going to the wrong church… death! Anyone watching movies with all of those idol movie stars… Death! Anyone who has a picture or small statue of any saint guru, holy person including Mother Mary or Jesus Christ himself on the walls…. Death by stoning.. that is an idol, don’t you know.. Didn’t they teach you this in Bible school?) More information about how many idols there are in the entertainment industry here;  http://youtu.be/szwvjyiGBSk

Blasphemy (Leviticus 24:14-16,23). (anyone disagreeing with your church dogma and beliefs about which Saint to follow; Jewish, Islam or Christian? It’s easy, just put all of these blasphemers and unbelievers who deny your God, to death by stoning.. This is an easy way to keep things harmonious and peaceful in your church, because there will be no others to disagree. That is how things were done in the Old Testament; just kill anyone who disagrees with your interpretation. Maybe we have evolved a bit since those times?)
Breaking the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14, Numbers 15:32-36). Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death(According to Jewish laws, working or doing anything on Sunday, including driving, answering cellphone, watching TV, turning on lights, etc, means death by stoning.) (Different religions observe the Sabbath on different days, so someone deserves stoning there too, for picking the wrong day, right? Maybe those religions can stone each other for this one, both at the same time?)
Practicing magic (Exodus 22:18). (Anyone who reads about magic, practices magic like sawing people in half, making things disappear, card tricks, or anyone who buys a love potion, touches a voodoo doll, or casts a spell, even just for fun as a kid…. Even if you are just watching a TV show about witches or a movie, or visiting Vegas and watching a magic show, you are guilty…  Death to all by stoning!)
Being a medium or spiritualist. (Stoning) (Leviticus 20:27). (A Spiritualist is anyone who believes that Heaven is within, or that relatives can be contacted or that they can contact relatives or loved ones after they pass over.. Mediums can say things intuitively. Anyone using their intuition or having a ‘gut feeling’ about anything or anyone, needs to be put to death, because that is ‘mediumship’. Anyone having a near death experience and coming back, even if they talked with relatives or with God himself on the other side, death to them by stoning. Anyone talking with any one like this or reading their book also deserves to be put to death by stoning. And if you have paranormal abilities naturally given to you by God, like having the ability to bend spoons with your mind, death to you too. Of course there are crooked palm readers and soothsayers, but there is a bad apple in every bunch, right?)

Anita Moorjani’s Near Death Experience And Healing Of Terminal Cancer, Miracles Can And Do Happen, Daily; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/anita-moorjanis-near-death-experience.html

Trying to convert people to another religion. (Deuteronomy 13:1-11, Deuteronomy 18:20). (This includes anyone talking to any other person in another religion or going to the church down the street, or a neighbor who does not have the same religion, and they invite you to visit their church. It includes anyone in another separate form of Christianity, who goes to the ‘wrong’ church, and who talks about a different interpretation of the Bible. Death by stoning for all.. There is no freedom of religion for you. Don’t you dare change churches due to evolution in your beliefs, even if a priest is molesting your kid. Ignore all changes within. And don’t you dare fall in love and marry outside of your religion, or death to you by stoning… And by this definition, anyone having anything to do with interfaith gatherings, even other types of Christian churches, is to be put to death.)
Apostasy – If most people in a town come to believe in a different god. (Kill everybody, including animals, and burn the town down.. if they don’t go to your church or if they quit the church due to the priest molesting or having sex with their kids for example, death by stoning for them.) (Deuteronomy 13:12-15)[6] (Strangely enough, a priest forcing kids in the congregation to have sex with him, or molesting them, seems to be ok with God and with many churches, Most priests who do this are not punished at all within the church, (They just get moved around if caught) and the Old Testament seems to be ok with it too, at least in this section of the OT).

Catholic Church ‘systematically’ protected abusive priests, U.N. says
http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2014/02/catholic-church-systematically-protected-abusive-priests-u-n-says/

2014 – Pope Francis Says 2% Of Catholic Priests Are Pedophiles, Which Means 8,000 Priests Worldwide Are Sexually Abusing Children
Giving one of your children to Molech. Probably refers to human sacrifice, which is not now as commonly practiced. (Leviticus 20:2) (And if Molech is interpreted as being any godless person and the college honchos or professors you send your kids to does not attend the right church, watch out, death penalty.. )Moloch according to Wikipedia; “is listed among the chief of Satan‘s angels in Book I, and is given a speech at the parliament of Hell in Book 2:43 – 105, where he argues for immediate warfare against God. He later becomes revered as a pagan god on Earth.” So anyone who is working as an environmentalist or loves Nature and roasts marshmallows with those kids at a camp fire, where one of them get burned accidentally, it could mean death by stoning if one uses that particular interpretation. Strangely enough though, one person who does offer his son to be burned as a sacrifice to God, is also seen as being very faithful to God in the Bible.. Again, does this make sense to you?)

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love–Isaac–and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
http://biblehub.com/genesis/22-2.htm

Sacrifice Zones, Nuclear Power and the Sacrificial Victims System Is Spreading Globally As Part Of Predatory Capitalism
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/09/sacrifice-zones-nuclear-power-and.html

Non-priests going near the tabernacle when it is being moved. (Numbers 1:51) (The death penalty for you if you happen to drive by or get near while the church, it’s equipment and/or holy icons move is happening. And you can guess what happens if you are around during Christmas and they are moving the manger outside the church.)
Being a false prophet. (Deuteronomy 13:5, Deuteronomy 18:20, Zechariah 13:2-3) (In other words, if your religious leaders makes a prediction or prophecy of ANY kind, that turns out not to happen exactly as it was spoken on the exact day it was predicted, it means the death penalty by stoning from the congregation for that religious leader, no matter what church that person belongs to.. Anyone hear of any religious leader or prophet predictions that did not come true? Death, death death for that person, by stoning.. You might want to show this one to any religious leader who keeps setting dates and then they go by and nothing happens.)

Ezekiel 13:9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. In other words, anyone who utters lies and deception deserves to be killed.

Via Heart of the Rose March 23, 2015  “It was Jerry Falwell who brokered the unlikely political partnership between American fundamentalists and Israeli politicians during the administration of Menachem Begin, founder of the Likud Party. The evangelical end-time prophecy narrative—well captured in books like Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth and The Left Behind series co-authored by Tim LaHaye, one of the founders of the Moral Majority—was central to this alliance. In this interpretation of biblical prophecy, believers are raptured, or suddenly snatched to heaven, prior to the seven years before Jesus’ return, a time when the anti-Christ will rule over the earth in the Great Tribulation. “”Moreover, while fundamentalists look to the scriptures for secret meaning in current events and messages from God, the modern-day apostles and prophets claim to be the bearers of God’s direct ongoing revelation. The results can be bizarre. The leading thinker of the NAR, C. Peter Wagner, stated on NPR in 2011 that the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima was a result of the Japanese emperor having had sex with the sun goddess, that there is “a lot of demonic control” in Congress (and that demons can possess entire cities as well), that it is important to cast spells to protect politicians from witchcraft, and that non-Christian religions “are part of the kingdom of darkness.” All in one hour with Terry Gross.”

In the technology field, the idol worshiping pro nuclear missile and pro nuclear industry leaders all say that radiation is not harmful and that man made radiation is good for people. 

Radium; The Epic Story That Disproves Hormesis And Medical Radiation Theory First Proposed By Madame Curie; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/radium.html

Parents and Children

Striking your parents (Exodus 21:15). (No boxing or judo matches allowed, or death to you. Pillow fight with mom or dad? Death by stoning…..)
Cursing your parents (Exodus 21:17, Leviticus 20:9). (Ever swear within earshot of your parents? Death to you, even if you did not use the word GOD in your cursing!)
Being a stubborn and rebellious son. And being a profligate and a drunkard. (Death by stoning for saying no to your parent, about your choice of bride or staying out late at night drinking if your parents disagree..Anyone getting drunk; death to them by stoning. (Quite a few might have a problem with this one; death to all by stoning)(Deuteronomy 21:18-21)

EXECUTIONS FOR VIOLENT AND LEGAL CRIMES 

Murder. However if a slave is beaten to death the owner is “punished” — not necessarily killed. If the slave survives the beating then there is no punishment. This is part of a wide range of slavery laws in the Old and New Testament. (Genesis 9:6, Exodus 21:12, Numbers 35:16-21) (It is ok to have millions of slaves and beat them whenever you like, as long as they don’t die. God seems to like slavery and punishments as well as torture, as long as those you are punishing don’t die. Making slaves out of all people in conquered nations is the norm and God likes it. Why aren’t literalists doing this so much anymore? Maybe this is what literalists want to bring back into fashion? Any volunteers for being a slave for the literalists?
Kidnapping and selling a man. This is really a law against making an Israelite a slave against his will, as other laws happily allow the “stealing of men” to make slaves. (Exodus 21:16). (It is ok to have slaves of other religions and conquered nations, just don’t make anyone from your own church a slave and you will be ok with God; he likes that.) Which religion makes the others a slave, as Islam, Jews, and Christians all believe in the Old Testament.. which one gets to make slaves of the other two? 
Perjury (in certain cases) (Deuteronomy 19:15-21).Deuteronomy 19:20 explicitly identifies that the purpose of this is deterrence. “The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing (malicious and false testimony by one man against another) be done among you.” Presumably all the other death penalties are assumed to be for deterrence as well. 
Ignoring the verdict of a judge – (or a priest!) (Deuteronomy 17:8-13). (if your priest says to say 10 Hail Mary’s, or to marry someone that he chose for you, or for you to hand over all your possessions to them and you refuse, death to you by stoning. After all we can’t have people disagreeing with priests now, and making up their own minds about things like this, can we?
Not penning up a known dangerous bull, if the bull subsequently kills a man or a woman. Both the animal and the reckless owner of the dangerous bull are to be put to death. (Exodus 21:29) All of those bullfighters in some countries are at risk with this one.. If a bullfighter or any spectators are gored and die, or someone dies during the running of the bulls, death to the persons who raised it.

EXECUTIONS that don’t go anywhere else

Living in a city that fails to surrender to the Israelites. (Kill all the men, make the women and children slaves.) (Deuteronomy 20:12-14) There was a lot of genocide and making of slaves going on in the Old Testament…Maybe we are lucky that the Israelites and their opposing religions (Islam and Christians) don’t do this as much to each other anymore, and all we have left nowadays is this constant low level back and forth rockets, bombings, occupations, wall buildings, invasions and suicide attacks. Is anyone in favor of going back to the good old days of Deuteronomy? But then again, if God favors genocide of all enemies, and making slaves of the rest, wouldn’t God punish people for NOT doing this?

How does this apply to the current violence going on between the Israelis and the Palestines?

Miko Peled, Israeli Son Of Military General, Talks About What Is REALLY Going On In Israel, Historically All The Way Up To Today

More Possible Grounds For Execution in the Old Testament

The following carry the punishment of being “cut off from his people”. Some people seem to feel that this is the same as the death penalty, but it could also mean being imprisoned for life.
A male who is not circumcised. (Genesis 17:14) (includes many males in the world)
Eating leavened bread during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Exodus 12:15) (includes everyone except practicing Jews, because all bread has yeast in it..)
Manufacturing anointing oil. (Exodus 30:33) (could include anyone mixing perfumes, buying suntan lotion, or using more than one cooking oil)
Engaging in ritual animal sacrifices other than at the temple. (Leviticus 17:1-9)) More information about sacrificing animals…
 http://youtu.be/Ua_aW7hdtXQ   http://youtu.be/eGIupanCT6s     http://youtu.be/h7EbdcFaHs0

Sexual activity with a woman who is menstruating: (Leviticus 20:18)(includes married or single males. This is why in years past, women were sent away from the town whenever they menstruated, in order to avoid ‘temptation’ and then be killed for it. Menstruating women were considered ‘unclean’.)
Consuming blood (This would presumably include anyone eating raw meat, rare meat, black pudding, or blood sausage; death by stoning to all) Also see above. (Leviticus 17:10).
Eating peace offerings while ritually unclean: (Leviticus 7:20) (includes everyone except practicing Jews)
Waiting too long before consuming sacrifices: (Leviticus 19:5-8) (could include everyone who is eating meat, hunters, fishermen, or farmers killing animals)
Going to the temple in an unclean state: (Numbers 19:13) (includes everyone except for practicing Jews who know how to stay purified..)
Of course, this is not a complete list, because there are many examples in the Bible of a vengeful God striking people dead or causing people to die, for all kinds of things.. 
Is anyone left after reading this article, who is not supposed to be put to death by stoning in one of those groups above?

If yes, is anyone left without having committed ANY of the ten Commandment sins, who can cast the first stone against someone who is ‘guilty’ of one or more of these, in the groups above?

LET’S PUT IN PLACE ALL DEATH PENTALTIES TODAY: THIS MEANS THAT THE ACCUSER HAS TO CAST THE FIRST STONE OR LIGHT THE FIRE

Even after reading all of the above, some people would still say that they STILL believe in executions or capital punishment’ as outlined in the Old Testament, via the literal interpretation of the Bible.. Ok, let’s go there.

Few people who believe in capital punishment understand the point that the accuser of the person who is going to get the death penalty, is also required to actually do the execution, either by stoning or burning someone alive. 

How many people are left in the group without sin, (check the ten commandments below) who still favor capital punishment, and are in favor of doing it God’s way, the RIGHT way? Yes?

Raise your hand and bring a big stone or some wood and matches, because you will be the one doing the execution, from beginning to end. The assumption is that you will carry what is left of the sinner that deserved to die, to the grave and bury them too.. Let’s start with those who are saying that the Bible needs to be followed to the letter and all parts are exactly true and must be carried out, EXACTLY the way it describes..

Many people eat meat, but ONLY because they don’t have to kill the animal and butcher it themselves. If they had to do that, they would become vegetarian or vegan, because they can’t kill even an animal, much less a human being. It is easy to SAY you will kill a human, but it is quite another thing when you are looking them in the eyes, up close and personal. Of course, psychopaths or sociopaths have no problem with killing even large numbers of people, and they feel no remorse.

It may pay to make sure you are not following a sociopath or a psychopath who advocates the death penalty for everyone who violates the Old Testament laws… Also ask and find out of they are keeping all of these laws themselves?

How To Spot A Sociopath Or Psychopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-spot-sociopath-10-red-flags-that.html

Start By Executing List Of People Who Are Guilty Of Adultery Above 

If the death penalty is enforced for all sins in the Old Testament, doesn’t this mean that one has to start with executing all of those individuals on the list of people who TEACH this literalist interpretation, and then broke one of the laws, verified and in public? (See list of people above, who broke the adultery law)

These adulterers and false prophets should be the first to suffer due to the breaking of these laws, correct? After all, they are TEACHING these laws. So why not be accountable for what you are teaching? The Old Testament is all about accountability and punishment, so let’s be fair about this.

So to anyone who is still willing to live by this Old Testament law literally and provide a good example for everyone else, please go form a group, and then round up these ‘lawbreakers’ with a posse of literalists, and start with the executions of that group first. Make sure to announce it in the local newspaper and on TV FIRST, so that everyone will be warned that this is GOD who is punishing these evil doers and God will be honored. Maybe, as George Carlin says, this could be a pay per view channel?


https://youtu.be/qDO6HV6xTmI

After all, God needs to set the example that we are not messing around anymore and God means business, right? Remember the story of Moses not following the command of God EXACTLY? Wouldn’t this be just like the Jihadists executing people by stoning in the public square for adultery, etc?  They seem to be doing it ‘right’ when the literalist Christians are actually doing it very ‘wrong’. Hmmm, maybe these fundamental religions like Isis, Al Queda, and Old Testament literalist believers have much more in common than people think?

Where is that posse?

It seems everyone has left the building and gone home… is there anyone left?

I am the Lord thy God [18] [19]
1 1 2 1 1 1 1 Thou shalt have no other gods before me 3[20] 7[21]
2 2 2 1 1 2 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image 4–6[22] 8–10[23]
3 3 3 2 2 2 3 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain 7[24] 11[25]
4 4 4 3 3 3 4 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy 8–11[26] 12–15[27]
5 5 5 4 4 4 5 Honour thy father and thy mother 12[28] 16[29]
6 7 6 5 5 5 6 Thou shalt not kill 13[30] 17[31]
7 6 7 6 6 6 7 Thou shalt not commit adultery 14[32] 18[33]
8 8 8 7 7 7 8 Thou shalt not steal 15[34] 19[35]
9 9 9 8 8 8 9 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour 16[36] 20[37]
10 10 10 10 10 9 10 Thou shalt not covet (neighbor’s house) 17a[38] 21b[39]
10 10 10 9 9 10 10 Thou shalt not covet (neighbor’s wife)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments

What should be the punishment for those who covet their neighbors wife, house, or money? What punishment should there be for stealing, as in bankers charging interest, thus they are all guilty of usury? What should be the penalty for the military industrial complex that is killing millions of people all around the world? What should be the penalty for those who worship money and power ahead of God? What should be the penalty for those who swear and do not honor their mothers or fathers?

Thought Crime Pre-Criminals Must Be Punished Before They Act, Via First Strikes, Jailing, Job Loss, Assassinations, Suppression And More
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/02/thought-crime-pre-criminals-must-be.html

Maybe the death penalty should be instituted for all thought crimes? 
Why not punish people BEFORE they actually commit a crime?

GEORGE CARLIN ON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS


In the video above, George Carlin has some ideas about the Ten Commandments, and updates them to present day. See what you think of them..

All deaths by executions are based on the Old Testament deadly sins list. But if we are going to base capital punishment on the list above, why aren’t we executing people for all of those ‘sins’? Just picking one at random and letting everyone else serve time in prison or even letting them go do whatever they want does not seem fair, right?

Obviously, AGRP is not condoning or supporting violence or murder, but when it comes to killing someone for murdering someone else, where is the justification, other than revenge? Life in jail for murder seems appropriate, and just. But is killing someone, just to prove that killing someone is a sin against God, really ok? Really?

If killing someone for a crime is just, then all of the crimes above should also have a death penalty attached to them, correct? We have to be fair, and carry out God’s instructions to the letter, remember…

What happens to the nuclear promoters who are responsible for millions of deaths, due to invisible radiation? Don’t they all deserve the death penalty as well?

Dr. Busby; 40 – 60 MILLION Downwinder Deaths Due To Global Open Air Nuclear Weapons Testing Fallout 1945 to 2003
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/40-60-million-deaths-due-to-global-open.html

“LICENSING A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS IN MY VIEW, LICENSING RANDOM PREMEDITATED MURDER. FIRST OF ALL, WHEN YOU LICENSE A PLANT, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING–SO IT’S PREMEDITATED. YOU CAN’T SAY, “I DIDN’T KNOW.” SECOND, THE EVIDENCE ON RADIATION-PRODUCING CANCER IS BEYOND DOUBT…IT IS NOT A QUESTION ANY MORE: RADIATION PRODUCES CANCER, AND THE EVIDENCE IS GOOD ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE LOWEST DOSES.”
~ Dr. JOHN GOFMAN
License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
Dr. Sternglass And Dr. Gofman; Total Numbers Of Infant/Child Deaths From X-Rays, Nuclear Power Plants And Nuclear Bomb Testing
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/09/dr-sternglass-dr-gofman-on-infantchild.html

US RANKS ALONGSIDE COMMUNIST CHINA AND RUSSIA IN EXECUTIONS

Doesn’t it seem a little odd that the US ranks right up there with Iraq, China and Russia when it comes to executions, ahead of all of the other civilized countries in Europe, Africa and Asia for example?

US ranks 5th in Executions; With Iraq, China, Russia; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-ranks-5th-in-executions-ahead-of.html

It is awfully quiet in the room.. It seems that either everyone needs to be put to death by stoning, or maybe, just maybe, no one deserves the death penalty, because this whole death by stoning or burning thing makes no sense at all. Could this be why all civilized countries except for the US, China, Iraq and Russia, have banned the death penalty?

WHY DO AMERICANS SUPPORT TORTURE AND DEATH PENALTY?

The Salem witch trials were all about torture. Anyone who thinks torture works, would be well served to go and watch the documentary movies that explore the roots of torture in the Salem witch trial days. How well did torture work back then? Was it effective in finding witches and getting them to confess to their sins? If not, why not? Once witches were found by accusation and then torture to get a ‘confession’, Old Testament laws were used to punish them with the death penalty. Of course, the accusers got all of the witches money and possessions, and that is one of the benefits of the Capitalist system, transferring wealth from the ‘sinners’ to the literalist ‘believers’.

Salem Witch Hunt, Witch Trials And Witch Burnings
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/witch-hunt-witch-trials-and-witch.html

2012; Torture And Renderings Still Legal In The USA; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/2012-torture-and-renderings-still-legal.html

If torture works, (justified by torturing witches until they confessed), then by all means, why not torture all potential criminals until they confess? If torture is ok for terrorists and it works there according to Dick Cheney and President Bush, why isn’t it also ok to do this to all criminals and undesirables like potential witches?

Is it time to set up witch trials and find not only the terrorists, but also the witches in our communities? Either torture works, or it doesn’t. If torture is legal, then bring back the rack, and all of the other torture equipment and give people degrees in torturing others, out in the open, not in secret CIA prisons. Either torture and the death penalty works and makes sense or it doesn’t and it should be abolished.

Death Penalty: Why Do Americans Support It? via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-do-americans-support-death-penalty.html

Multiple CIA Secret Torture Prisons All Over The World; Not Foreign Governments Doing Torturing, It Was The CIA All The Way
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/multiple-cia-secret-torture-prisons-all.html

NDAA; Anti Constitutional Law Passed To Hold US Citizens Without Charge; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/ndaa-anti-constitutional-law-passed-to.html

Maybe it is time to rethink the death penalty, torture policies and NDAA in the US. If someone is still in favor of execution, let him who is without any sin in their whole life, actually do the deed with stones or wood and matches in the public square and start with the list of people at the top of this article, who deserve the death penalty more than anyone, because they are the ones teaching this as literalists, but then are breaking that same law, which is punishable by death…

See if you can get the town to agree with you on this by announcing the mass torture and then execution of all of these people who deserve the death penalty by stoning or burning in the newspaper and on TV channels. Maybe a political party like the Republicans can announce this as a part of their campaign, with a goal of bringing God back into American government, the way it SHOULD BE… like in the good literalist old days.. and list the sins and death penalties as this article has on their website, plus ask for volunteers to do the executions. Put the Pope back in power and get rid of the ‘evil’ government. What do you think of this idea?  (Check the 10 Commandments above) (sarcasm)

DO LITERALISTS BELIEVE IN SLAVERY, OR NOT? 

Since slavery is ok in the Old Testament, maybe that needs to be brought back too? (sarcasm) What is a literalist anyway? How many literalists believe in slavery and how many don’t?

Global Slave Trade And The Middle Passage; Up To 4 Million Slaves Died Or Were Killed
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/10/global-slave-trade-and-middle-passage.html

Maybe there is less that divides different religions and belief systems than some people like to believe. Maybe this death penalty and punishment by execution for homosexuals, witches and people who sell drugs, (but not priests who molest male children) is not really a division point at all, and it is just being used to distract people from the REAL issues.. . such as modern day slavery. Slavery still exists, but now it has taken on a different form.

Vulture Capitalism: A Love Story – Documentary, Dead Peasant Insurance, Movie Transcript and Review
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/vulture-capitalism-love-story.html

The real issue that could be discussed and debated is; should execution even be legal anymore? Then there is the subject of cost; at 4 Billion Dollars per 13 executions, is it really worth it?

13 EXECUTIONS COST 4 BILLION DOLLARS; IS IT WORTH THE MONEY BEING SPENT?

For those who support the death penalty, is there any price that is too expensive to kill someone? Is it worth killing 18 people for 4 BILLION dollars, just in the name of ‘justice’?

Death Penalty For 13 Executions Cost 4 BILLION Dollars; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/death-penalty-for-13-executions-cost-4.html

No other civilized country living as a democracy still uses executions. America is now in good company with Communist China, Russia and Iraq as a leader in the executions business. 

US ranks 5th in Executions With Iraq, China, And Russia; via A Green Road

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-ranks-5th-in-executions-ahead-of.html

America has put more people in jail per capita than any other civilized nation on Earth. It is now gotten to the point that 20 prisons are built, for every ONE college. What Americans value is punishment and executions as in the Old Testament, but not education, retraining, rehabilitation, forgiveness, and reintegration into society. 

US Incarceration Rate, Prison Mistakes, Prison Reform, Restorative Justice As Alternative, Decarcaration, Restorative Justice
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/prison-mistakes-prison-reform.html

This short sighted belief system of punishing EVERYONE for EVERYTHING, with long mandatory jail sentences, has huge negative consequences. Those being punished are being trained in those prisons, to be even better criminals, because that is the only education they get in there. Then they get released, and prey on society even more, and better. 
The gun laws are so liberal, that even criminals can get guns very easily. Of course, criminals cannot vote, and they cannot get jobs, so what else is left for them to do? 

Absolute Constitutional Gun Freedoms/Rights, Or Slavery To Gun Violence And Deaths? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/absolute-constitutional-gun.html

Bowling For Columbine; Michael Moore; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/bowling-for-columbine-michael-moore.html

30% of all Guns Used In Crime Come From Gun Shows; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/30-of-all-guns-used-in-crime-come-from.html

Police Chief Scott Knight Talks About Gun Violence; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/police-chief-scott-knight-talks-about.html

THE UNIVERSALITY OF ALL RELIGIONS; WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON

Maybe the various religions actually do have a lot more in common in a positive way, and it might be worth getting to know people of other faiths and beliefs and discuss what everyone has in common, now that everyone knows that they will not be put to death for talking with the neighbors who don’t believe exactly as they do. 
The One Universal Law Contained In All Religions And Belief Systems And Four Powers You Can Harness To Perform Miracles
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-one-universal-law-contained-in-all.html

Russell Brand – Origin of All Religions – What All Religions Have In Common, Humanity Has A Bright Future
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/origin-of-all-religions-zeitgeist-what.html

Maybe in the future, people won’t be put to death by stoning if they do reach out in love and talk or even eat or have coffee with people of other beliefs, churches and languages, skin color, dress, dietary customs, etc.. Hopefully, people who talk with believers of other faiths or even with those who have no particular faith and who are spiritual, but not religious, won’t be stoned for talking with them… because their Holy book more than likely has these same laws in it too… 

MANY RELIGIONS HAVE VIRGIN BIRTHS, RESURRECTIONS, AND HEALING MIRACLES


How many religions do you believe have virgin births, resurrection, miracles and more, just like the Bible? Would you care to find out? Which of these is the ‘best’ religion, which will guarantee a person goes to Heaven? 


Bill Maher, George Carlin; Mass Delusion and Need For More Interfaith Communications, Move Away From Projection; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/bill-maher-mass-delusion-and-need-for.html

Maybe religions can be slower to pass judgement, or maybe not judge at all?  Maybe people can refuse to use the death penalty if they are on a jury. Maybe other religions really are not all as bad as the mass media makes them out to be… Who is going to decide which virgin birth, resurrecting savior is the ‘true’ and only one? 
This article is in no way trying to get anyone to leave their chosen church or religion, but it is designed to get someone to think more deeply about what they really DO believe and feel is right in their heart of hearts, rather than just hearing someone in authority, (like Scott Esk) or a priest say something, and then expect everyone else to just blindly agree with him or her without really understanding the much deeper issues involved and what the Holy Book actually says about it. 

Maybe there is a chance that people can get along and promote peace instead of violence, bombing and executions as a solution for everything if they understand that they have much more in common than they have been led to believe. 

International Peace Quotes, Songs And Stories; via A Green Road
Why not think about this issue and make up your own mind about what you believe to be true in your heart around the death penalty and being a literalist. Are you a literalist that will be be judged, and judge others, and then put everyone who deserves it to death, by stoning or burning?

Jesus came and said in the New Testament; love and forgive, so as a literalist, that is the choice that all Christians have. And as the New Testament says; 


Via VanneV July 28, 2014 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged….” Matthew 7:1

IS EXECUTING, MURDERING AND ASSASSINATING US CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL, WITHOUT A TRIAL BY JURY AND A LAWYER?

After all, you are the only one who is going to live with personally being responsible for killing or executing someone either in a war, or via starting with the list of people above. No one else will be living with the consequences, or the PTSD, or the flashbacks, etc… Really, who is going to stone Jimmy Swaggart in the public square, live on TV, until he is dead, and then bury him because he committed one of the death penalty sins? 

Is it really ok to assassinate US citizens without a trial and no jury, with no lawyers or court? Is it really ok to blow up everyone with nuclear missiles and have a finger on a hair trigger at all times? Either Christians live by love and forgiveness, or they live by the Old Testament, judgement and death penalties for everyone sinning.. there is no grey zone, and people cannot have it both ways. 


The Cold War Is Over! Why Are We Still Aiming 5,000 Nuclear Missiles At Russia? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-cold-war-is-over-why-are-we-still.html

20+ Close Calls; Why MAD Total Nuclear Global World War III Almost Happened 20 Times So Far, What Happens AFTER A Global Nuclear War? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/05/13-close-calls-why-mad-total-nuclear.html

The Old Testament Bible says nothing about God needing a jury, a trial, basic Constitutional human rights, or a lawyer. Is it ok to do away with all of these things and put a Catholic or other religion priest in charge of this executions for sins business? That is what ISIS and Al Queda does. Should we go back to the days when the Pope was in charge, and owned everyone and everything?

WHAT IS THE WAR ON TERRORISTS? 

Maybe the never ending war against ‘terrorists’ is little more than a good old fashioned witch hunt, complete with torture? There are still a few people making huge amounts of money due to the pursuit and torture of modern day terrorist witches. 

War is a Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler – Warned That Military Industrial Complex Taking Over Levers Of Power; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/war-is-racket.html

Iraq For Sale Documentary; How The War Profiteers Are Robbing Not Just Americans But Many Foreign Nations
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/03/iraq-for-sale-documentary-how-war.html

Some fundamentalists and extremists are following the Old Testament, literally, in many religions, including Muslims and Christians, but are ignoring or denying the New Testament. Scott Esk is a good example of the many Old Testament only literalists who believe it is ok to kill all gays, just like Christians killed witches in Salem. .

Is it ok to kill US citizens via bombing, from the air, without any charges or a trial, as long as everyone is just assassinating people who violate one of the ‘laws’ above, or someone somewhere has claimed they are a ‘terrorist’? If not, why not?

UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars (full movie, synopsis and movie review); via @AGreenRoad

HOW DOES ONE RECOGNIZE A SOCIOPATH?

How does one decide who is a sociopath or psychopath in in a religion, or in a business, or in a government agency?

How To Spot A Sociopath Or Psychopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-spot-sociopath-10-red-flags-that.html

HOW MUCH OF THE OLD TESTAMENT LITERALIST BELIEF SYSTEM IS BASED ON PROJECTION OR COGNITIVE DISSONANCE? 


What would the international community think of the US if the US did a public, live, mass media all channels coverage stoning to death of someone like Jimmy Swaggart, (a confessed adulterer) without a trial, and with no lawyers involved, while reading the actual Old Testament laws that deserve the death penalty above? Is this a good idea, or is it just an insane projection of fears and sociopathy to execute people? Maybe the unconscious working through of hate or fear is actually projection, which then is justified by the Old Testament and saying that one is a literalist? 

How much of what a person believes is actually driven by deep and unconscious fears and/or anger and while trying to follow Old Testament ‘laws’? 

Projection – How It Is Embedded Inside Of Religion, Military, Media, CIA, Nuclear Industry And More
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/10/projection-and-moral-hazards-of-nuclear.html

A good example of projection in action, via a TV evangelist, is here..

Straying And Preying
https://vimeo.com/46246054

Who will be in charge, if governments are gotten rid of, if courts are eliminated and there is no more rule of law, just Old Testament sins and punishment? 

Cognitive Dissonance And The Nuclear Industry; How Reality Refuses To Intrude; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-nuclear-industry-and-cognitive.html

Heart of the Rose March 22, 2015 Humans are completely smothered with cognitive dissonance like jam on crumpets. “”People harm others when they are convinced that doing so is necessary to advance a noble cause — the cause of the ‘volk’ in Nazi Germany, the cause of science in Milgram,” co-author Stephen David Reicher, a psychologist at St. Andrews University in Scotland, said in an email to The Huffington Post. “The real problem is not that people are unaware that they are doing evil. Rather they think they are doing good.”
What 1960s Psychology Got Wrong About The Human Capacity For Evil 3/13/2015

WHAT IS A LITERALIST? IS IT TIME FOR SOME NEW DEFINITIONS?

Although some Jewish and Christian denominations believe that the Old Testament is the primary and only part of the Bible to follow, give sermons about and live up to, here is another way to look at being a literalist. 
Praising Jesus March 22, 2015  “Literalists hold that the New Testament supercedes the Old Testament wherever there is disagreement. Literalists hold that you love your enemies and your neighbors as yourself. And don’t judge anyone if you don’t want God to judge you. Therefore, for literalists, there are no death penalties for anyone. 
In the New Testament, the spirit of the law takes precedence over all the specific laws in the Old Testament. Therefore, no restrictions on diet, you can work on the Sabbath which is Sunday instead Saturday, no circumcision, etc. Loving people is the only law and no immorality is allowed including killing. Also you have to be a good steward with whatever God give you. This is why literalists have to take care of the poor and to take care of the environment including fighting for no nuclear weapons and no nuclear energy.”
Matthew 5:43-44 “43’ You have heard that it was said, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.” “44’But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.’”
Matthew 7:1-2
“1’Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
“2’For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.…’…”
http://biblehub.com/matthew/7-1.htm

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” Matthew 5:38-42

Maybe the divide between TRUE literalists and those opposed to war and executions is really non existent?

Religious Ethics; Churches, Religious Leaders And Pacifist Faith Organizations Working For Peace, By Abolishing Nuclear Weapons And Nuclear Power Plants
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/christian-ethics-churches-religious.html

SUMMARY


Maybe, just maybe, the human race is slowly evolving and maybe, just maybe, the US and China will catch up to the rest of the world, which does not believe executions are justified in any way. Maybe this is a good time to ban capital crime executions, WMD, DU weapons, nuclear missiles and nuclear power plants in the US and globally…

Maybe peace, harmony, non violent solutions and alternatives to violence actually have more power and benefits than the public is led to believe via mass media shows that glorify only violence, revenge, punishment and death. Maybe there is a ‘middle’ ground that all Americans can agree on. 


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