I have to say, reading your post isn't easy but I'll try my best to respond:
Why do you say that you will do your best to not disrespect their religion? Forgive me, it just sounds like you might sometimes offend someone because of their religion. And also, what made you believe in God (no-one has ever been a theist all their life) and what makes you continue to believe in God?
Originally Posted by Donkey
Perhaps the entire argument [the death penalty] can be summarised in just a sentence.
We kill people who kill people to show others that killing is wrong.