Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Recently a book has been brought to my attention. The title is: The Biblical Truth About America's Death Penalty By Dale S. Recinella. See it here on Amazon.com.

This is an intersting book and I do say that I wish to read it and see what Racinella has to say.

One of the most interesting points I saw in the book was the correlation between the Bible Belt and executions. Almost 90% of executions from 1999 through 2003 have taken place in the Bible Belt. And ALL of the 2 juvenile executions since 1976 have taken place in the Bible Belt as well.

**Spoiler Alert** - Here is the last paragraph of the book:
"People of biblical faith must abolish the American death penalty, and we must do so in our time. Moratorium is a way of stopping the practcie while others of biblical faith become more educated to the biblical truth, a truth that demands nothing less than abolition." Dale Recinella

Hmm... makes me want to read the book. He does a lot of quoting Scripture and from different translations.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

“If bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority should limit itself to such means, because they better correspond to concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.” (CCC 2267)

Here is a letter the Bishop of Charleston wrote last year regarding an execution. Click Here for letter



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