Originally Posted by toms
there are definatley parts in the bible and the qur'an that are very intollerant and violent, and wouldn't be seen as acceptable to a lot of people today. But if they are your holy texts is it ok to revise them because they are no longer acceptable, or do you have to stick to them no matter what???
I don't claim to be an expert or anything, but I think you have to obey the law of the land even if it conflicts with scripture. Case in point is how no uprising against Rome was supported even though it was barbaric and the tax collectors were out of control. To put things in a modern perspective a young man was found with drugs on him and put to death. When asked about this a church leader said 'he broke their laws', basically it didn't matter if killing, or murder, is something that is spoken against, the laws and penalties of the country taje presidence.