when God said 'Thy shall not Kill!' he meant it!
Justin. No, that's not quite true. The Ten commandments invented by the priests of the Israelites (and attributed to their tribal god, naturally) applied only within the tribe - NOT to outsiders. THAT was the tribe's justification for the slaughters so relished by the composers of the OT. Regrettably, that distinction still applies today in our Western nations and cultures. It's OK to slaughter those whom our political leaders identify as our tribes' enemies, but not to kill any of our own tribe. That's why political leaders happily bomb Afghan villagers by the score, ripping arms and legs off with abandon, and torturing survivors, while forbidding the same crimes within our communities - and incidentally bending over backwards not to impose "the death penalty" on their (the leaders') own citizens.
I'm glad we agree that racism and tribalism are pretty much the same thing.