A la carte Bible leads to hypocrisy
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.
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."