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To Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan

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in response to reader comment: of course no one should steal for any reason - so why hasn't the Bible recommended crucifixion for cattle rustlers?

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Oct 23, 2008 at 07:35

Re the Bible and penalties for cattle-thieving, Exodus 22:1 states that the thief needs to pay five oxen for one ox, and four sheep for one sheep. Whereas the Qu'ran is punitive, the Bible is restorative.

As for Obama, who almost certainly has the election sewn up (alas), I truly fear that some crazy will use his murtad status to attempt an assassination.

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