Whose Laws Should We Abide By?

For thousands of years, man has made his own laws, but corruption and war followed closely behind. Leaders have taken advantage of their authority, and the greedy have eaten up the lands that belonged not to them. Ask yourselves, would these events have ever happened if the Creator's Laws were in effect for every soul?

Leviticus 18:4-5

[4] Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.

[5] Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:39-40

[39] Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

[40] Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Deuteronomy 12:28

[28] Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.

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  • There is no physical proof that God, or even Jesus as a human has ever existed. Religion may serve a purpose in some aspects of society but to base any law around a story of pure fiction is one of the very reason we are in the situation we are in today globaly! If you have been blinded by a religion of any kind it is never too late to open your eyes to what is real in this world.

  • I object because There is no physical proof that God, or even Jesus as a human has ever existed. Religion may serve a purpose in some aspects of society but to base any law around a story of pure fiction is one of the very reason we are in the situation we are in today globaly! If you have been blinded by a religion of any kind it is never too late to open your eyes to what is real in this world

  • Are man's laws not an interpretation of various religious texts?

  • People of the World believe in many different "creators".

  • Humans Yes...God No !!!

  • I object because this is bias to the west, amongst other serious problems.

  • @jgdakelowna (Canada), Is there not a sun, is there not a moon, are there not stars, are there not waters, is there not land, are there not herbs and trees, are there not animals, is there not air, is there not light, is there not a man? All these things prove that there is a God. But we are talking about his laws, not his existence. Do you believe his laws would be good for the people? No religion included?

    @Anonymous, Man's laws are laws man has made out of his own consideration. There is but one Creator, every other one is an invention of a man's mind.

    @GD000001063 (Canada), To pick any law over another would be bias.

    @AustinGMackell (Australia), Lol.
    Psalms 14:1
    The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

    2 Esdras 8:57-61
    [57] Moreover they have trodden down his righteous,
    [58] And said in their heart, that there is no God; yea, and that knowing they must die.
    [59] For as the things aforesaid shalt receive you, so thirst and pain are prepared for them: for it was not his will that men should come to nought:
    [60] But they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them.
    [61] And therefore is my judgment now at hand

  • I like what this guy said: jgdakelowna (Canada) There is no physical proof that God, or even Jesus as a human has ever existed. Religion may serve a purpose in some aspects of society but to base any law around a story of pure fiction is one of the very reason we are in the situation we are in today globaly! If you have been blinded by a religion of any kind it is never too late to open your eyes to what is real in this world.

  • Is there a way to like what someone says in response to an idea? I want to say "hi" to the other users of this site. My fellow human beings! Even if we disagree.

  • Is there a way to like what someone says in response to an idea? Some times the original idea is crazy but the response is awesome and deserves a like (in my opinion.)

  • @hopefulgirl (Canada) (Canada), Is there not a sun, is there not a moon, are there not stars, are there not waters, is there not land, are there not herbs and trees, are there not animals, is there not air, is there not light, is there not a man? All these things prove that there is a God. But we are talking about his laws, not his existence. Do you believe his laws would be good for the people? No religion included?

  • OK, Gracious, I strongly believe people should be allowed to believe in whatever they want, but this isn't really the right place to display your religious beliefs and to try and force them over the world. I hate to be so harsh on you, but if a muslim said the same thing about his God, you and other fanatics like you would be the first in the cueue to say he's an islamist fanatic and a potential terrorist. I hope I made my point. Just to add that there isn't a right God or a wrong God. There isn't one true religion. Most of them are actualy based on the same legends and stories, but were modified to serve the purposes of different rulers. Religions have always been a massive weapon to manipulate the masses.

  • man was given the responsibility and domain of the earth, we dont need to look outward for laws and structure, it is within each and every one of us we just need to dig deep through self exploration and we will discover the "god" and amazing potential in each and everyone of us

  • I love how quickly the word God can derail a conversation! And while I quite enjoy watching two blank walls argue with each other I really don't see how the existence or otherwise of such an ill defined word is reason enough to trivialize what is actually a very profound question: Whose laws should we abide by?

    It's as much of a religious question as it is a secular one. The point made by Gracious is that mankind is corruptible. It's as true for us today as it was in classical times when law was created. And yes it's also true that religious beliefs are manipulated for special interests. While you and I might not like biblical scripture being quoted so obsequiously, it's awfully naive of us to think that the same is not true for secular beliefs.

    Conform and consume for thine economy shall smite thee and thine childrens deficit lest ye not march in lock step jobless lacky! - sound familiar?

    I much prefer the Taoist philosophy in this regard. Tao can be loosely translated as the 'way', 'path' or 'law', much like the Buddhist concept of Dharma. It means the laws of nature, or simply the way things are. Even if you trace back the Western and Judeo-Christian concepts of law, the root words mean largely the same thing. What I love about the Eastern traditions is that they don't anthropomorphise these concepts. There is no association of divine will, but rather something which is divine in itself.

    Mans laws are an attempt - or at least they were an attempt - to emulate a more perfect reality. And without a narrative or myth to project a more perfect reality how can we aim our laws in any direction? And if you're sitting there thinking 'well science doesn't need any myths or narratives' then you'd be quite right, but humans are not science any more than we are law. I shall leave you with a quote from Professor Farnsworth: 'There's no scientific evidence that life is worth anything'.

  • we should only abide laws sent to us from GOD, and then we should follow every little word.
    and there is only one Answer for that question it is only one, no past editions , no versions, no new versions, no spelling mistakes, no proof mistakes, not even a comma is different throughout ages , years , continents, the TRUTH and the only TRUTH, OUR HOLY BOOK, THE QURAN.

  • I object because religion shouldn't be a factor in trying to bring laws into place.

  • In the Code of Hammurabi, the Babylonian king states that, "Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared Marduk, the chief god of Babylon, to bring about the rule in the land." The Laws of Manu in Dharmic Faiths came from the first man. The Delphic Maxims came from Apollo. The problem with this I am trying to bring up is if we are to speak of religious law, then whose religion, whose god? I have no problem if a person wants to follow the laws of their religion or god of choice, more power to them, however, there should be a rule of Secular Law that all can agree to, irrespective of religion or culture.

  • we already have the best thing out there the constitution. not of today but when it was actuilly followed to th T. it would not infringe on any religion or beliefs. Protects the rights and freedoms of the individual. and makes it a fair process

  • see how we fight over religion right now! thats why we are in this mess friends. you might pray to Ala and that fine i might pray to God Thats fine to but law has to be nothing to do with religion or we will always fight.

  • I object because I am an atheist and I think that it is unfortunate that people follow rules written by primitive shepherds rather than using logic and reason to think for themselves.

  • I object because religion is another control system designed to enslave and divide.

  • I object because religion should not be part of global democracy. There are too many beliefs in this world of ours and many people in those believes will use this community. The POW should not be promoting any one religion or belief nor indoctrination. this is not really the place to discuss your religious indoctrination as the POW will not promote it think about it and you will realize the problems it would cause if he did.

  • I object because religion is the last factor that should come into the implementation of law. Faith is just that, faith, and if some don't agree with this faith they shouldn't have to live their life by the rules of a God they do not believe in. Religion has been a major factor in the presence of conflict that you mentioned in your post. Religion is individual, law has to be universal......it cannot discriminate. Religion should never be a part of any law passed on to the world as a whole, if any such law was to exist. It breaks down the existence of democracy instantly. Thanks for your proposal.
    PEACE

  • I object because there are no gods or kings, only people. We make laws for one another to live by and we enforce them on each other. Even your fictional creator was created by ancient people and their laws are part of that fiction. Should we wish to continue living by laws created over 2000 years ago by illiterates living in one isolated part of the world then yes, absolutely. I however have the idea that people should be free to change and explore new laws based on the Zeitgeist and that we should always be questioning whether a law is still pertinent. Your question is inherently flawed because any laws we abide by are human made. There is no creator, or rather, while there may indeed be an intelligent force behind the universe, this force certainly hasn't left us a rule book and so we must create one ourselves. We in fact are the creator and so the laws we must abide are both those of the creator and of humans.

  • For people to learn what is right and what is wrong, religion isn't needed.

  • The Bible includes mandates for slavery, genocide, and violently implemented theocracy.

  • "Biblical Law" has prescedents destructive to human rights.

  • I object because religion does not have a place in the creation of "guidelines" for the human race, although alot of what it stands for will get implemented, "love" "peace" "family" , basic morals of "humanity" , as to who will create these laws, hopefully we all get a say and not a select few.

  • All things coeeidnrsd, this is a first class post

  • I'm impressed! You've mnaaged the almost impossible.

  • I object because everyone has a religion that they follow the laws of, and it is not necessarily this one

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