quote:Originally posted by Vox:
Actually, I'm no fan of Islam either, but that's in part because it is a religion.
Christian and Jewish law, per the Bible, also decree that the penalty for adultery is stoning.
Fortunately for Christians and Jews, our secular societies have grown past religious law as the law of the land.
I was reading this quote from Vox...
and I realized there is a disconnect between those who consider moral law in the area of adultery to be serious....
and those that deem moral law in this area to be subjective.....
or not as harshly seen (sorry couldn't word that better)
I am sincerely trying to understand why some people feel adultery should not be harshly punished...
Is it the stance on sex? Do you believe sex to be a drive that is uncontrollable?
and therefore when acted upon, even against the covenant of a marriage, should be tolerated?????
Or is it the stance on murder? That regardless of the "crime" no government should be responsible for murdering its citizens...????
I'm sincerely curious..... May we discuss this issue?