(This is an archived page, from Edition 2 of the Patterns of Power book. The current versions is at https://www.patternsofpower.org/patterns/moral/pluralism/contradictions/).
People may have to resolve apparent conflicts between their traditions and whatever is regarded as socially-acceptable behaviour by the society they are in. An accommodation is always possible, given goodwill, in one of three ways – as described in the following three sub-sections:
· There is some latitude within religious texts (126.96.36.199);
· A permission is not an instruction to do something (188.8.131.52), so people can legitimately refrain from offending others;
· People can take personal responsibility for conflict resolution (184.108.40.206), overruling what is said to them by others.
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