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11 November 2004 @ 03:30 am
How was I to know?  

I hadn't realized that the apparently common belief that Laws are for Other People has scriptural justification in the Christian Bible:

I agree that the Law is excellent—provided it is legitimately used, with the understanding that law is not intended for upright men but for the lawless and disorderly, the godless and irreligious, the irreverent and profane, men who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, immoral people, men sexually perverted, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, or whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, as set forth in the glorious good news of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted (I Timothy 1:8-11).

Or is there some key fact I'm missing here?

Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
Current Music: The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
gomeza on November 11th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
That sounds like one of those badly-translated-from-the-Hebrew things, where the word "punishment" might be mis-translated as the word "law" or "poisoner" becomes "witch" or the like. A lot of bad things happened to the bible even before King James and his cronies got their hands on it.