Comment: That's a lot to process.

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That's a lot to process.

I'll look into it.

At first glance, I want to argue that these cultures could have originally received these moral codes by oral tradition and were simply quicker to pen it down if in fact they predate the scripture. The virtues they made note of could have found their sources in the retelling of them by the descendants of Adam. Something tells me that might be a little too simplistic of a line of reasoning for you. Especially given the fact that I have no historical record, as of yet, outside of the bible to point to. Which, really, is the crux of the debate. Our sources.

At the least, you make an interesting point and are specific in your argument. Thanks for the lead. I really will look into it.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin