Tuesday, September 11, 2007


"Thou shall not steal." Amen. Great rule. Of course, it does need a little elucidation. Just saying "don't steal" really doesn't do it. That's why most legal systems take it a few steps further. And, identifying this as a rule handed down by God just doesn't make sense. What does this rule protect? The answer is private property. Why would God care about our private property? People care about property for many reasons, and few of them are holy, spiritual, divine, or particularly blessed. So kudos on the meaning, but this one isn't really done.

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