Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thou Canst Not

I guess the principle problem is best summarized by a Commandment such as "Thou Shalt Not Kill." Looks and sounds fairly straightforward, easy to remember, makes perfect sense, clear as crystal until a debate emerges about what God the Creator meant by "Kill." One argument is that in this context God meant "Do Murder." Or "Thou shalt not kill illegally."

Deciding what kind of killing is and is not legal, is then down to those who are related to the right people, who have studied in the right places of learning and who have decided they have God the Creator on their side and have persuaded others to agree with them. And then there are people who reckon that trying to work out why we people do the things we do is a totally pointless exercise that just goes nowhere. However, "Under No Circumstances Canst Thou Burn Other People Alive," does make a sort of God-Like sense to me. But maybe I'm just getting old.

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