That's not really a good example. All those two commandments are saying is not to use God's name arrogantly and not to worship other gods over Him.
Originally Posted by Lirtossanya
And as far as questioning belief, the Bible has more example of people questioning God directly and suffering no penalty than it does (if it has any) of people being punished for questioning. For instance:
The angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. 12 When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.”
13 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”
14 The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
16 The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”
17 Gideon replied, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me. 18 Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.”
And the LORD said, “I will wait until you return.”
The bolded portions are where Gideon is directly questioning God. He asks firstly why God would abandon them and even doubts that God's with them to begin with. THen questions God about how he can save Israel. Then, still not satisfied, and not even convinced that he's NOT just crazy, he wants some proof from God that he's actually talking to God.
Genesis 18 is packed to the absolute brimmy-brim with questioning. First, Abraham's wife laughs at the idea that she'll have a kid. Then, we have Abraham questioning God's moral authority over Sodom and Gomorrah (Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?). He even goes so far as to talk God from sparing Sodom if He can find 50 righteous people allllll the way down to 10.
Habakkuk also questions God. Particularly, he questions Him about not answering prayers and the existence, and success of, evil people in the world.
THen we've got Job..who's brought to his absolute knees for what appears to absolutely no reason other than to test his faith to prove a point.
Or, perhaps the most poignant of anyone questioning God:
From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[c] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
Yeah, that's Jesus, who KNEW he was going to die a painful death and that this was part of the plan, assuming God's abandoned him and asking WHY He's done so. There's no last minute repentance there. Those are the dying words of the man. His last, actually. His last words are a direct questioning of God.
And there's more. Moses' entire story is a series of people questioning God. "Are you sure I should lead?" "Are we there yet?" "Talk water out of a rock?" "Really? For hitting a freakin rock I can't get in the Promised Land?" "Yeah sure, he can part a river but he won't even stop and ask for directions. 40 years in the desert and I was six days from retirement. Some savior."
Their are several instances in the bible that denounce homosexuality and other groups. For example:
Yeah! Take THAT you uppity homasexickles! And women! Get. BACK. IN. THE KITCHEN! But seriously.
Originally Posted by Lirtossanya
I'll tell you why!
“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40 for whoever is not against us is for us. 41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.
Mark 9: 38-41
So Jesus is basically referencing religious tolerance. The individual is using God/Jesus to cast out demons, but he's not a disciple or follower. And Jesus responds, "That's cool, bro. Let the man work."
If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
If people aren't welcoming to you, don't hurt them or curse them. Accept it and leave.
Matthew has the infamous, "Judge not lest ye be judged" scripture, which is probably the most explicit statement of tolerence in the entirety of the Bible. And here's the thing about the Bible's push there on tolerance: It's not a "let everyone do whatever and don't judge them ever" tolerance. Tolerance, in the context that Jesus refers to it is pretty much, when you see something disagreeable or immoral try to help the person act right or encourage them to do right. But don't hate, mock, or deride them for it, and don't think ill of them.
Remember that you're criticising Christianity here, and Levitical Laws are OT...they predate Christianity. That's some Hebrew litigation right there. Stark contrast to pretty much everything Jesus says (which forms the basis for Christianity).