Originally posted by wolfgang59
Is a law requiring a woman to be stoned to death immoral?
Here is josepw's opinion.
It wasn't the law that was immoral.
Can your god (as far as you are concerned) make any law and that makes it moral?
It has been a revelation to me in these last 12 months (and to my bitter disappointment and dismay) that many of the Christians here are trapped in the same paradigm as the crazy murdering butchers who are beheading people on the internet.
I say this without any intent to shock and in complete honesty - I think many Christians here have had their moral compass profoundly affected by their religious upbringing. To believe...I mean to REALLY believe that it is ok for their version of god to burn people for eternity for not believing in him is by its definition, infinitely worse than cutting someone's head of for the same crime.
The darkest (and often most powerful) elements of the Islamic engine remain in the Old Testament mindset and very sad to say some Christians here are also. Of course they will all pout and slap their hands on the table in exclamation that they would never approve of stoning someone for adultery - well never mind the splinter, think about the LOG of eternal suffering in burning hell.
Morality? It's a contemporary convenience and an optional add on as long as it doesn't contravene the "medieval" for some here. In my opinion.
At some point I shall find the energy and emotional fortitude to ask sonship about the morality framework on these "other worlds" that he talks about; whether they have a Bible that talks about eternal suffering whether they share our physical, spiritual and moral DNA. But then I take a step back and realise what incredible error and lunacy he speaks.