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here you go Dan; For a moment...

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For a moment i though the writer was going to bring a parallel of Moses as a lawyer
and that the 10 Commandment could be look upon as the first (liberal) written law around 1400 B.C (before Christ) or B.C.E (Before common era) I know Hammurabi's Law Code was the earliest known laws in existence; but our laws (in the states) have records of first using the 10 Commandment along other known laws, and maybe along with Hammurabi?s to derive our laws. (btw this is a nice read the Samurai?s law I respect the forward thinking here)

Or history writes that maybe around 4000 B. C; the Cain and Abel incident happen at time of/with no written law.

Instead he went back to selective history that the 10 Commandments is all about religion and not as a historical document of the birth of the laws that we all live by.

But even Wikipeda says The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives that feature prominently in Judaism and Christianity. In part Wikipeda is right. The first four Commandments are not related to law/justice but is religious. The rest is; the basic ideas of the laws that many society have used since they were first distributed. Therefore as a piece of history (imo) the Commandments should stay. Just my nickel; adjusted 3 cents for inflation

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Menes of Egypt

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is thought to have installed a system of legislation over the newly unified Egypt circa 3000 BCE.

While the 10 Commandments of the Hebrew bible are historically interesting, their influence on current law is easily overestimated. Only three of the 10 are currently recognized in jurisprudence and those are cannot be uniquely sourced to the Hebrew bible.

I suppose if someone wanted to post just those three commandments on a card somewhere that would be an interesting topic of conversation.

Dan

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Menes of Egypt interesting

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I will have to add the Menes to my list..
Egypt is one of the things on my list to read about in this reference to.
Pyramid of Giza
Isaiah 19:19
In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. (the reference in history)

But,
Right now I am doing a little reading about the Inca after reading the (factious book Inca Gold by Clive Cussler with dirk pitt; this is Cussler version of bond, james bond)

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There you go. He has more in common with liberal,

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religious types than with (presumably) hard line atheists. That's probably true. It doesn't say much for the liberal, religious types though.

As far as his comments on other religious types, consider the source. Jesus said that if we lose our 'saltiness' in our function as salt to the world, we (Christians) are worthless.

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New medical evidence for you KP. Salt is bad for you.

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It contributes to all sorts of difficulties including Heart Trouble (lack of empathy) High Blood Pressure (a choleric and adversarial attitude), and Kidney problems (p!$$ing perfectly pleasant moral concerned people off). But that's just my opinion backed up by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrologists.

Rob Wink

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New theological evidence for you Rob. If you are not salt,

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you have lost your purpose and are fit only to be discarded.

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(NT) (NT) Lots wife would agree with you

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