Religion, Crime and Punishment – KEY QUOTES

Key Quotes/Teachings



  • “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” (Jesus)
  • “Forgive them father, they know not what they do.” (Jesus)
  • “Forgive not seven times but seventy times seven” (Jesus)
  • “Hate the sin not the sinner” (St Augustine)
  • “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult” (Peter)
  • “Thou shall not kill” (10 Commandments)
  • “Thou shall not steal” (10 Commandments)
  • “Love thy neighbour as you love yourself” (Jesus)
  • “Do unto others as you would have done to you” (Jesus – The Golden Rule)
  • “Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” (Old Testament)


  • Sanctity of Life  – God gives life only God has the right to take it away
  • All created equal in the eyes of God
  • Mankind are created in the image and likeness of God




  • “Take not life, which God has made sacred” (Qur’an – could be used against murder)
  • “Take not life, which God has made sacred except by way of justice” (Qur’an – could be used to support the death penalty)
  • “As to the thief, male or female, cut off their hands: a punishment by way of an example” (Qur’an 5:41).
  • “If a man or woman is guilty of adultery, flog each of them 100 stripes” (Qur’an)
  • “Wish for your brother as you would wish for yourself.” (Muhammad)
  • “In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.” (Qur’an)
  • “Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allah will forgive you.” (Muhammad)

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