So i guess you dont believe in Capitol punishment?<quoted text>So you believe that blasphemers are to be stoned to death? Interesting.
You should be thankful those laws dont apply to us today here in the USA.
We may think Gods laws in the Old Testament were cruel, but in reality these laws prevented many crimes. For a time in Israel, when they obeyed Gods law like they were commanded, there were hardly any murders, rapes, kidnappings, thefts, etc. When they thought they would be soft on crime and criminals many of the above crimes took place in Israel. So who has the better idea?
To stone someone it would have to be done in public, and this was part of the instructions. Since stoning was public, and carried out right away after the trial, it worked as a great """deterrent """".
Which is something i think this country needs today,( not stoning ) so dont get bent out of shape timmy, a swift and justice punishment/execution, instead of housing criminals for life...
There is one case where God had told the Jews to keep the Sabbath and a man was found in direct violation of Gods commands. This man was stoned.(Numbers 15:32-36) Another legitimate case in the Old Testament was when Achan stole from Jericho when they had been told full well what would happen if they did. His family was also stoned with him, because they evidently knew about it and didnt say anything. All the ones in his family involved in the crime must have all been old enough to know what they were doing.(Joshua 7)
Ohh, and when you say "believe" are you implying that "i agree" or would like to see that happen?