The community law system has proven extremely hard to write up showing its shear simplicity and effectiveness ! How ever i shall give it a go .
A person being held responsible for committing a deed (good or bad ) is bought before a group of 15 random community members . the system works just as well if the deed doer is known too these individuals.
four groups of three are assigned a category each to make judgment on (specifically if they believe the truth has been expressed )
The deed doers is then encouraged to express there story in as much detail as possible ,with emphasis put too them that the "TRUTH" from there perspective would benefit in theory and practice as that is all a community can ask of any of its citizens .(i realize lies half truths etc are sure to be spoken by some but the practicality of the system manages this aspect)
once the story has been told the groups are then asked to make judgement on there assigned category ( if it is believed to be spoken truthfully ) with the majority holding sway An undecided position is also possible .the community sets the pass thresh hold although i feel a two out of three in each category should be a minimum.
eight , yeses results in the individual progressing onward to the next stage were the final three whom have observed proceedings put forward potential solutions/punishments /extra duty's etc too the individual with the emphasis being placed on pathways to encourage and enhance the individuals growth and participation within the community .
failure to convince the majority that they have been truthful will result in the individual being detained or held back from participating with /in the community and should be seen by the community as a non citizen .When the individual feels or reaches a point that they are able to tell the truth the proceedings can be repeated ,and as the truth will eventually have to be accepted by the community and measures put forward minimizing risk of repeating problematic behaviors before the individual is allowed to participate in it again ,there should little chance of that individual becoming a liability to there community .
My thoughts on religion are outside the norm, Yet have been gained from varied sources and perspectives. I have found I am unable to put my trust/faith in any of the religions Known of by me For the mere fact that all claim to be the recordings of unverifiable mystical “i”dentities or prophets.
The bible in particular has its origins with a group of peoples from a relatively small area of the world (not encompassing what we now know to be ) recording their history and then having it passed on word of mouth, not only once but multiple times across language and social barriers over a time span of thousands of years (initially verbal and later written ) to the point that if i were to take it as a truth ! Or a collection of truths ? I know I would be left searching and disappointed . I have found it so wildly open to interpretation its usefulness to me is practically nil ! .And that is as either a research source or a moral compass ?
Were as lessons ive picked up from Asian deity's (Budda,Krishna) carry a greater weight with me, as the little I know has given guidance to my own self improvement .In saying that I also realize if I were to be living in a community solely buddist the same justifications for skepticism would arise and I would come to the same conclusion and that is all religious teachings are a form of mind control and should be taken on as such . GOD' s handy work is acquired without instructions. while paths to understanding (what ,where .how) they are ? Is gained from within the individual,and in my case I feel they are internally embedded with us all .( Eg Thought ,breathing ) .
I have a few yarns i could pass on to clarify the above if any wish to hear .And even the most ardent dictator of religion would be hard pressed to debunk the simple "truth's " that exist but are untold to maintain the status Quo .I often ponder on the quip " While you talk you teach and learn while listening but nigh on impossible to do both at the same time" !.