Before I answer first you answer my questions to sakic in #313.
I have no problem with the corporal punishment of delinquent youths by schools or states as long as a judicial process is followed in determining the need for such punishment in which the youths have the opportunity to defend themselves. Such punishments should be proportionate to the crime. We aren't talking about that; we are talking about capital punishment for minor offences (instructed by the Bible) and slaveholding (endorsed by the Bible). Are you supporting these practices? If not why not?