To read the full comments please click here. Craig Siviour (csiviour@MailAndNews.com) wrote in part:
In the New Testament idolatory as worship of images is de-emphasised and is seen more to reside in behaviours and attitudes that put self-comfort and self-gratification before God. The Christian is encouraged to renounce such behaviours and therefore to analagously destroy such "idols" as greed, for example. In addition, we have a New Testament record of occult practitioners who became Christians and who were encouraged to and willingly destroyed their ouija aboards and similar detestable occult paraphrenalia.
Yet the OT approval of the destruction of Pagan images is not rescinded.
I consider that it is permissible and Biblical for Christians to destroy pagan images in such a way that the Taliban has done.