We can’t cherry pick from the Bible to resolve crime | Letter

In response to Ms. Peterson’s letter about resolving crime in Kirkland (Kirkland Reporter, June 23), anyone who thinks the Bible can help reduce crime needs to realize the inherent problem with cherry picking THEIR OWN favorite passages from the Bible. Because inevitably someone is going want us to enforce Leviticus 15:19-33, which tells us how to purify women after that time of the month.

No one is in a position to play God in telling us which passages must be enforced and which must be thrown in the garbage, therefore we should make no effort to use the Bible in solving crime. The best example of cherry picking the Bible and its horrifically outdated laws can be found by Googling “West Wing Bible Lesson.”

Willie Reed,

Kirkland

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