posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 06:14 PM
The old testament is valid and so is the new... - they come from exactly the same God.
If you can believe in the judicial system's workings and it's condemnation of practices and it's upholding of various other practices, the bible
should be regarded as no different in that it is a book that establishes law and that law is defensible.
The new testament tells us to have tolerance towards those that hate, so on and so forth, so we are not asked to shed any blood any more. But, a
people, at one point in time, used to behave the way their deity prescribed - and it is that deity's workings that we bear witness to - as a deity
that is over and above all laws of the world.
This deity is argued as inexistent to those who would follow it, so that those who would usurp control of the world should do so without impediment
and establish practices that are quoted as being "fair".
This deity's rules are established by reason - it justifies those that follow it's reasoning.
But, even today's legal system has a deity - it is called money - the ultimate owners of which are human and unfair arrangements are made. Such
arrangements cannot hold up to scrutiny for long - as it does not serve the people for whom it has been established - proof of the pudding is in the
tasting and soon everyone on the planet will know the final outcome - IMHO.