+316

Okay, America's justice system is not just based off the principles of the Bible. If you look in almost any religion, there are codes of honor similar to the Christian beliefs. So, it would be more technical to say "America's justice system is based LOOSELY off of values that many religions also agree with." Amirite?

87%Yeah You Are13%No Way
Share
3 21
The voters have decided that this post is right! Vote on the post to say if you agree or disagree.

America was one of the first modern countries not to base its laws and human rights codes off some type of religion. it takes the ideas of philosophers of the renassance and the legan xodes of the romans and the napolianic code and created a new system

Do some people actually think it's based off of the Bible.

BreakfastFans avatar BreakfastFan Yeah You Are +2Reply

Sorry, but this post was boring :L

Anonymous 0Reply

Bravo!

Anonymous 0Reply

There's more than one instance in the bible where they stoned someone for something that isn't even considered a crime today.

There's more than one instance in the bible where they stoned someone for something that isn't even considered a crime today.

Actually it DID involve the Bible. George Washington said the country couldn't be ruled without God or the Bible, and there are many similar quotes.

Anonymous -3Reply
@Actually it DID involve the Bible. George Washington said the country couldn't be ruled without God or the Bible...

Just because they made quotes that involved God and believed that doesn't mean it was based on the Bible. Actually, your argument is just crap, because people can believe one thing but do something totally different. Plus, saying something like that has absolutely nothing to do with the Justice System... So it doesn't matter anyway...

Anonymous 0Reply

Yes, the Bible has some ideas that are commonly shared between religions. That doesn't mean that history is changed, as they indeed based the justice system off of the Bible, not other religions.

This user has deactivated their account.
@429815

American justice system was still based off of the Bible! No matter what the Bible originated from, it was still the basis of our justice system.

@Whutsurnaym ...how?

I'm not sure where it says this, but I'm pretty sure the bible says to stone a married man or woman that sleeps with someone else. The bible has a lot of cruel and unusual punishments in it. If our justice system was based on the bible, when a girl got raped the rapist would have to marry her instead of the rapist going to prison like they do today.

@pikabeau I'm not sure where it says this, but I'm pretty sure the bible says to stone a married man or woman that sleeps...

Please read the Bible before you quote it. Yes, the leaders of the church tried to stone the woman, but Jesus defended her.

Please   login   or signup   to leave a comment.