"Thou shalt not murder" is a secular law that has been usurped by religion in order to control the masses.
Offense Mandatory sentencing
Manslaughter: Imprisonment for a term of not more than 30 years.
Second Degree Murder: Imprisonment for life or 30–40 years.
First Degree Murder: Life without parole
Capital Murder: Death penalty or life without parole
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The Fairs Act 1204 is still in force in the Republic of Ireland.
Not strictly a statute or legislation in the modern sense but still partially in force today in the UK through various codifications, including the Statute of Westminster 1275 (3 Edw. I):
The right to trial by jury existed since as early as 1164 when it was ordered by the king (either Stephen of Blois or Henry II a.k.a. Henry Curtmantle) -- then without a Parliament -- that (in Modern English):
Can anyone offer a better definition that would distinguish secular laws from religious ones?
Are Modern Western views of justice really the basis for secularism in law. If not, than what is?
Religious law = "Thou shalt have no other gods before me or I will send you to hell for I am the jealous one and only true god!".
(while every religion makes the same exact claim of their deity, my god is bigger than your god syndrome.)
India has many gods.
This gets to the core of a common misconception about Hinduism. Although there are countless “gods”—whether Shiva or Vishnu or Ganesha or Parvati or Hanuman—they are commonly understood by Hindus to be representations of (the) God, whom or which we cannot fathom. This is why one Hindu can worship Shiva, while another worships Kali or Ganesha. Although each person seems to be worshiping different gods, the person is really only worshiping the one God who is manifest through Shiva or Kali or whomever.
cicerone imposter wrote:
"India has many gods."
Are people upset?
secular law = racists are criminals