Originally Posted by Capto
Why should I not be here now? Let me present my case. The Bible didn't come up with the idea of criminality, especially for murder. Look up the Sumerian Code of Ur-Nammu, at least I think that's what it's called. It was written what, 2100 B.C.E.? It's famous for being the oldest code of laws on the planet known as of now.
Just keep in mind that canon law isn't the only law.
I am talking about around 500ad when all western society and stucture had fallen apart and new ones were being formed, where did the people turn to for what was right and wrong then? Because that is where and when common law formed