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Author: feleck Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 442556  
Subject: Re: About My Beliefs... Date: 8/27/2004 12:45 PM
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But if I need to validate the teachings of the Bible against another standard what good is it? Why not simply use that other standard?

Oh that is simple, if you need to validate some of the teaching of Bible against another standard, and some against a third standard, and some stand by their own - than you can use it as a basis for establishing an ethical framework.

Have you ever looked at local and state legal codes? There are some might strange laws on the books.
http://www.dumblaws.com/laws.php?site=laws&cid=184

However, I wouldn't claim that just because it is illegal for a man to go out wearing mismatched pants and jacket(Carmel, NY), and that law has to be validated against another standard(common sense) and thus is not enforced means that ALL laws are of no value. Or the fact that I don't know of anyone in the state of New York being fined 25$ for looking at a women in 'that way'.

Instead one can work to refine the laws. If your really ambitious, you work to revoke obsolete, stupid laws.

Yet I rarely here of anyone campaigning to have dumb laws revoked. It's just too much time and trouble, and most people would rather have silly laws than expend the effort to change them.

That being the case, I can see why very few people campaign to revise the Bible. Though it does happen from time to time, with varying degrees of success. Jews made 2 revisions to the Torah, resulting in the competing theologies encompassed in the Christian Bible and the Jewish Talmud. And than a number of Christians have revised their Bible, leading to sects such as the Mormons. And even some outsiders used these books as a basis to make revisions, such as the establishment of Islam.
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