Sunday 4 December 2016

A la carte Bible leads to hypocrisy

Published 07/01/2011 | 05:00

Richard Ryan said that the Catholic Church would do well to follow the ideals of the Bible in order to prevent further scandals of child abuse (Letters, January 5). I do not feel that this would be a wise move.

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After all, in Numbers 17-18, following the Hebrews' victory over an enemy tribe, God commands them to: "Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by sleeping with him.

"But all the women, children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

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