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Submitted by Edwin (Canada), Jun 18, 2010 at 23:45

I do believe that your assertions are largely correct, however statements like:

One: Love [the LORD thy] God with all thy heart, all thy soul, and all thy mind.

Two: Love thy neighbor as thyself.

Are not law. They are merely suggestions for harmonious living. Law applies to all people, not just those with a superstitious view, and takes over takes over when the conscience of the individual is insufficient to cause them to act towards each other in an equitable and harmonious manner. The purpose of codification of law is that a single standard of acceptable behavior can be demanded of all people. We require certain standards of law, because without them some people will be treated inequitably.

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