Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger
I guess it is. But let's not forget that that particular law was put in place to protect us from those who cannot tell the difference between right and wrong, it was born of necessity, not morality.
Just out of curiosity, what are you speaking of when you speak of "your law and ours"?
I'm assuming you're Canadian. If not, didn't mean nothing by it. Property law's pretty much the same in both.
By the way, do you have any evidence that property law was put into place to protect us from people that can't tell right from wrong?
Even if religious laws essentially cover the same territory? It's not uncommon to see people discount religious beliefs as useless even though the ultimate goal of most religious rules is not dissimilar to societal law, lliving with mutual respect.
If, as you hold, right and wrong are instinctive, then religious law is no more necessary than common, code, or statutory law.
Religious laws come from the time when the church and the state were pretty much the same thing. Funny part is I never saw nobody imprisoned for failing to be charitable. Seen a lot of 'em imprisoned for making use of somebody else's property, or for using certain substances, or suchlike.