NPS 76

To save from the altars of Pandal
Now the holy Prophet Travancus taught as follows: Accursed are the altars of the priests of Pandal! And to save anyone among the human beings or the sacred animals from those altars, anything is lawful for you, save making such an offering yourself. Lie not; but if by lying you may save from those altars, it is my command that you lie! Cheat not; but if by cheating you may save from those altars, it is my command that you cheat! Steal not; but if by stealing you may save from those altars, it is my command that you steal! When you give your word, keep it; but if by breaking your word you may save from those altars, it is my command that you so break it! Utter not falsehoods; but if by uttering falsehoods you may save from those altars, it is my command that you so break it! But if anyone say unto you, by offering you may save from offering: truly that is the word of Pandal, and whoever heeds that word has Pandal as their lord.

And the holy Travancus spoke as follows, saying: Permit not anyone to commit any deed of grave evil in your house, neither preach such evils, neither celebrate them. And if any seek to purchase of you goods, or seek your services or assistance, whether paid or unpaid, in any such a deed, grant them not what they seek. And they asked him, What are the deeds of grave evil of which you speak? And he said: They are the wicked bloody sacrifices, whether of human beings or sacred animals; the vile blasphemy of fraudulent justice; the hunting or killing or injuring of any animal for sport, be it sacred or unsacred; the eating of the flesh or the wearing of the skins of the sacred animals, or the killing of them for such reasons; the vile crime of circumcision; crimes against love; and pre-sexual marriages. Now they asked, If they wish to celebrate a marriage, must we enquire if it is pre-sexual? He answered them: If they teach not that sin as a compulsion, assume it has not been committed, even if they do not prohibit it, and inquire of them not; but if they teach the compulsion of that sin, or if those like unto them so do, then they inquire of them whether it be such a marriage. And if one is among a people for whom such vile sin is not the norm, then one may assume it is not their habit, unless in any particular case one knows otherwise; but if one is among a people who habitually sin in this way, one must inquire.


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