Barbarism is not excused because it was "an old book"...
This "old book" has caused death, misery and suffering to countless innocent people... Genocide, slavery, religiously motivated witch hunts... all are shameful reminders of religion's evil and misguided past.
Antiquity is no excuse.
Male chauvinism and arrogant self important clerics of old are no excuse for thousands of years of brutality...
John 10:10 (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I wonder what "thief" Jesus was referring to?
Perhaps the old book? Jesus condemns it why do you condone it?
You are facilitating "the thief" by defending this garbage and anti-Christ.
...and courtrooms are often occupied by hypocritical, apologetic religious people zealous for the carnage of the old law.