Doggygirl, forgive me, but now my curiosity is truly aroused. Do you believe that it is the will of God that His congregation stone people to death who disrespect His holy name?Originally posted by Doggygirl
Leviticus 24:16 - "and he who blasphemes the Name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certianly stone him; the stranger as well as he who was born in the land shall be put to death when he blashphemes the Name of the Lord."
This passage goes on (Leviticus 24:20) "Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth:" and concludes (Leviticus 24:23), "And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses."
To me, respecting the name of God is one thing. But calling upon the congregation of the righteous to murder people who feel differently -- that's Al Qaeda territory.