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Is the "eye for and eye" argument a valid one?


I recently asked a question about the death penalty and got a lot of "eye for an eye" responses, which is from the old testament (or the Hebrew bible,depending upon your religion) The old testament also requires no work on the sabbath, allows women to sleep with their fathers and promotes a god who tortured a man (Job) for his own glory. Is this argument still a relevant one? Or, should we consider the more modern "A eye for an eye leaves us all blind?" (Ghandi, I believe)

 

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