Wednesday 13 December 2017

No stoning for eating shellfish

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

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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