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Law is a practical matter

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Submitted by Edwin (Canada), Jun 18, 2010 at 23:19

Law is a practical matter that has to do with how people will conduct themselves with respect to each other and has nothing to do with books of superstition, such as you mention. Law is a sufficiently broad subject, covering a vast range of human endeavors that without clear codification, we are left floundering about. Your suggestion that we should waste our time in getting to know a particular book about superstition in an attempt to understand law, is quite frankly ridiculous. No one would give a book of fairy stories to a law class and say "learn this" to understand law. The same goes with books like the Bible or the Qu'ran, these are books of myth and superstition and can never be part of a codification of law. It may well be that some law is inspired by stories and examples in these books, but they can never replace codification of the law, and can never be presented as a substitute for such codification.

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