From: Wade Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 12 Dec 2002 - 21:17:37 GMT
On Thursday, December 12, 2002, at 03:53 PM, Douglas Brooker wrote:
> The same can happen with respect to court judgements and legislation.
> In effect, the primary texts become secondary, superseded by a more
> collective text of prevailing opinion and thinking. There's a folk
> saying attributed to the American bar, that when really pressed, as a
> last resort, judges have actually been known the read the statute they
> are supposed to be applying. This is a bit tongue-in-cheek, and far
> from true, but makes a point.
And the same thing applies to religious texts- the bible and the
torah and the koran are not so much utilized as original texts,
but the ages of interpretation, active and passive, are the
things being enforced.
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