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People may have to resolve apparent conflicts between their religious texts, the customs of their forbears, and the laws or standards of socially-acceptable behaviour in the society they are in. An accommodation or a compromise is always possible, given goodwill, in one of three ways – as described in the following sub-sections:
· Religious texts can be interpreted in different ways (18.104.22.168);
· A permission is not an instruction to do something (22.214.171.124), so people can simply refrain from actions which offend;
· People can take personal responsibility for conflict resolution (126.96.36.199), by ignoring advice or by choosing a different adviser.