Monday 20 February 2017

No stoning for eating shellfish

Published 14/04/2010 | 05:00

SEAMUS O'Callaghan (Letters, April 13) is right when he tells us that stoning is not prescribed for the eating of shellfish.

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The correct punishment, of course, is that the perpetrator of this heinous crime should be consumed by fire from the Lord (Leviticus 10:1).

However, anyone who defends Leviticus must be confirming that, in principle, they accept the penalty of fiery consumption for the eating of shellfish -- albeit by an angry deity.

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