[quote="Mystophilus, post:13, topic:300294"]
What you are talking about here is not actually renouncing your faith, but lying to the terrorists: your faith will remain intact, and you will then be lying to save someone's life.
So, consider this:
Exo 1:15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
Exo 1:16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
Exo 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Exo 1:18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
Exo 1:19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
Exo 1:20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives
They lie to save others' lives, and God blesses them.
I would also point out that Canon 1323.3 and 5 of your canon law states that "No one is liable to a penalty who, when violating a law or precept ...] acted under physical force [or] acted, within the limits of due moderation, in lawful self-defence or defence of another against an unjust aggressor".
Awesome! :thumbsup: It's great to hear some good sense and a well supported argument for just what I thought was lacking before this entry.