Not on purely religious grounds no, but instead the likelihood of re-offending based on various criteria. Someone who showed no remorse and a persistent criminal record should be charged with greater harshness of the law. I don't know why she used religiosity as a factor in her sentencing but the fact the man pleaded guilty, had no previous criminal record and showed remorse deserved recognition.
Should people get a lighter sentence if they are very religious? Watch
- 09-02-2010 03:52
- 09-02-2010 10:23
I think religious people ought to executed for most crimes like murder, treason and arson because they are all keen to meet their maker and I for one would like to help them get there early.
- 09-02-2010 10:26
There should obviously be a law that gives a shorter sentence if you kill or harm a religious person... on the grounds of the suggestions in OP's post.
- 13-02-2010 13:16
No. Just because they're very religious doesn't mean they're less likely to learn their lesson without going to prison. Besides, anyone can claim to be religious - it can't be measured in the same way as insanity so as long as the defendant is pretty persuasive, he can get off easily on those grounds.
It's funny how Cherie clearly says this to somehow defend Tony's actions. She has to say anything to stop her dear husband from going to jail by claiming he's very religious and so should be let off for going to war and being responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people...