Moral Relativity

Conservatives used to like to accuse liberals of moral relativism. We bend the rules, they said, and you can't do that.

You don't hear this argument anymore, because the righties have bent and twisted the Constitution and the Bible so out of shape that they've become unrecognizable. But still, it's good to recall how they used to toss this accusation around as a sign of their superior moral understanding.

Here's an example of some right wing fanatics in Israel reinterpreting a 6,000 year old document. the Torah, to suit their current needs (aka engaging in moral relativism):
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--The association of rabbis for the people and land of Israel headed by extremist rabbi Dov Lior issued on Wednesday a religious ruling legitimizing the shelling of Palestinian civilian gatherings by IOF troops at the pretext of responding to the rocket attacks carried out by the Palestinians.

According to this ruling, the Torah permits the shelling and bombing of Palestinian rocket sources even if there are civilians living there and considers that the Israeli army must sometimes respond to the source of fire immediately without giving any advance warning to the Palestinian civilians.
Who knew? Now since the Torah is the same as the first five books of the Old Testament, I'd just like to know in which chapter and verse it says this, because I'd like to look it up myself.

Still waiting.....

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