Can you imagine being lashed 99 (!) times and face death by stoning for adultery? We do know some people for various philosophical beliefs take their marriage vows very seriously. We accept that. It is a question of personal choice.
If I decide to study ancient texts and derive good from them and apply them to my life, who is going to stop me?
Good? What is "goodness"? Who is to say that my truth is your truth? Or what I have chosen for myself is what you have to choose for yourself?
Perhaps we should ask them to stop the world so that we can get off. Is that a kosher thing to do? Getting away from things that causes untold discomfort and suffering? How long till we get to a world of tolerance and we no longer judge people based on what they do with their lower abdomens but for the goodness of their hearts?
Now, do you not agree that this is vastly disproportionate to the alleged "crime"? We are so vile, we are so disgusting as a species, we are so deplorable, we are unfathomably ignorant of the Real Goodness that permeates the Universe.
Why do we not remove the scales from our eyes?