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Should the Bible be a credible argument for the creation of a law?

Asked by: GeekiTheGreat
  • where we get most of our laws

    For example murder is wrong and illegal. It says that in the bible. Without the bible, we are nothing more than animals who know nothing about anything. Without the bible, there is no law except the nature of man, meaning everything we do is justified. Cheating on your wife or husband is illegal and it says that in the bible. It is also illegal in the US. Again if we are just animals, it would not make sense to have to stay with one mate.

  • Of course the Bible is a credible argument for the creation of a law

    For those who don’t believe, convincing proof is not possible. For those who do believe, convincing proof is not necessary. Suffice it to say that the Bible is the foundation of the entire justice system in this country. If the Bible is not a credible basis for the formulation of law, then our justice system is not credible and we might as well throw it out.

  • Of course the Bible is a credible argument for the creation of a law.

    For those who don’t believe, convincing proof is not possible. For those who do believe, convincing proof is not necessary. Suffice it to say that the Bible is the foundation of the entire justice system in this country. If the Bible is not a credible basis for the formulation of law, then our justice system is not credible and we might as well throw it out.

  • Establishment Clause of the First Amendment

    It's not a credible argument for the creation of a law because Congress may make no law establishing any sort of religious determination because the bible does not represent all peoples of the United States of America. Lots of people are Islamic, Hindu, Wiccan, and even nonreligious. Therefore, you can't just blatantly make a law that establishes religion when half of the country doesn't even believe in the religion.

  • Freedom of religion

    Because the bible isn't important or used by everyone, it should't say what is right or wrong for everyone. The bible does give morals, but not everyone believes in those ideas. We all have different faiths and views. The views of one of the religions should not dictate how laws of the country are made.

  • Too many contradictions

    And what would our laws be? One Christian says homosexuality is a grievous sin, another Christian announces that they support gay marriage in part because of their Christian faith. One Christian is against abortion, another is pro-choice and claims that the Bible is silent on abortion other than requiring a fine being paid to the father (which they will claim is for what ever reason not applicable to our time, pro-life people will also claim it's null and void and that we should be paying more attention to the "thou shalt not kill" clause in the Bible which is itself contradicted many times in the Bible).
    Some Christians are outraged about the way we treat the environment that we are not treating God's gift(the Earth) with enough care, others think having it as a gift means we get to do what ever we feel like with it(these Christians tend not to be putting together that if we stop and actually think rationally there's a number of bad things we're doing to our environment that we won't feel like doing due to long-term consequences), and still others hope that the way we are treating it turns into catastrophe because they see it as the start of the end of days where Jesus will come back.

  • That is unconstitutional.

    The Establishment Clause of the Constitution of the United States prevents the government from endorsing a religion or from creating a state religion. That means that the text of any religion cannot be used to make our laws. No matter what the Christian fundamentalists would like, this nation is a secular democratic republic and not a theocracy.

  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...

    Too many people on this site and in the world use the Christian bible as their supreme argument for things that should be legal and illegal. Right now, Gay marriage is the big thing Christians are throwing this argument at, And I don't believe the bible has any place at all whether something should be legal.

    (My heading is the very first sentence of the first amendment in the U.S. Constitution.)


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