To them: Hmmm… is that so? Are you absolutely sure that you are the one who gets to decide that? If not, let’s hope and pray that when your time comes, the real guy is not quite so picky about you! [Matthew 7:1]
The negative penalties of the Old Testament case laws were not harsh but just, not a threat to society but rather the necessary judicial foundation of civic freedom… the Old Testament was harsh on criminals because it was soft on victims.