“This is the most painful thing I’ve ever done but… it’s for the Lord and it’s my penance,” – Rommel David
Yesterday as I walk home, I passed into a group of male, blindfolded, bloodied on their back, resting their bodies in their chests beside the road, beaten with rubber sandals in sticks. And not far is another man carrying a cross and on his way to another chapel, four kilometers away from where I am. At home, I just surf around the net and read news which caught my attention regarding the return of death sentence in Japan.
After reading the news I started to write this article because of the connection between death penalty and Lent. According to the bible accounts, Jesus was given a death verdict by crucifixion but before that, he was tortured, beaten to a pulp and humiliated. And the story goes as we all know as his way to save the world from sins through his sacrifice of blood.
Now let’s go back to the present time. If you may ask me if our country should bring back the Death Penalty, I will surely said yes. Actually our country really need death penalty, and that should be a harsh one. It should be televised nationwide and should be done everyday until all the convicted of death diminished their count. By that way, every one will know how serious this government is in solving crime and administering justice.
In terms to those people who emulate the suffering of Jesus or Yesuah bin Yosef in real name, I will tell them this, stop that hypocrisy! Stop the fanaticism! Many of them do that for one reason to atone their sins. Every time they did it they felt they are cleansed. But sad to say, after they did that suffering thing they turn back to their old ways of what they really are. I know a bunch of them and some of them are my neighbors. And the Catholic authorities always said that they don’t support what those fanatics are doing yet they just sit around and do nothing. Why they don’t condemn it if they really want to stop fanaticism from his people?! They are the authority, they know the rules, they should talk to them if they really want to save lives. They need to make a stand! They are against the death penalty yet they are tolerant on those people who punishes their bodies just to emulate Christ! If I were them, I will stop that none-sense punishment but I will support death penalty because they fail as a moral institution to guide some of their people not to do bad things that create injuries, trauma, anguish and death. Or better yet, as I said before, stop meddling to the states affair. If the this country want to bring back Death Penalty let it be! It’s one of the governments way to protect its people on those violent people who the church or any religion failed to give guidance. So stop meddling!
Do your part as a religion to save and protect souls and let the State do their job saving people!
- Getting Closer to a Death Penalty-Free World (bodhirose.wordpress.com)
- Japan gets back into death penalty business with three hangings (sentencing.typepad.com)
- Singapore: The Death Penalty – A Hidden Toll of Executions (3p1alloymok.wordpress.com)