4.4.4 Resolving Apparent Contradictions
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 (22.214.171.124);
- A permission is not an instruction to do something (126.96.36.199), so people can simply refrain from actions which offend;
- People can take personal responsibility for conflict resolution (188.8.131.52), by ignoring advice or by choosing a different adviser.