The final solution

For this week’s story on The Wild Hunt I asked some Pagans about the death penalty.

sling-1222466_1280While I was looking for the views Pagans hold on execution, I was really curious if those views were informed by religion.  While some of the respondents did try to articulate their opinions in a religious context because I asked it of them, they tended to be clumsy theological exercises.  My sample was small, but my sense is that — for American Pagans, at least — the death penalty is a question of justice and politics, not religion.  That’s not terribly surprising given the overall culture; many Christians in favor of the death penalty don’t appear to struggle with it theologically, either.

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