The System Of Court Trials

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“…they are one people, and they have all one language…7Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so they will not understand one another’s speech.” Genesis: (Chapter 11, Verse 6-7). The trial of Orestes is used as the explanation for the formation for the court system. “I establish this tribunal. It shall be untouched by money making, grave but quick to wrath, watchful to protect those who sleep a sentry on the land.” Oresteia: (Eumenides, 704-706). Athena establishes the system of court trials after its success in resolving Orestes case. Just as the religion brings the rise of civilisations, so has it brought the fall of many. By introducing a new religion in to the land of Thebes, Dionysus brings about the destruction of the system of society present there. “I happened to be away… I’ve heard of some strange mischief in the town, stories of women leaning home to frisk in mock ecstasies…” Euripides: (Bacchae, 215-32) Pentheus returns home to find his world upside down as the women are behaving in a way totally new to him and disruptive to the set order of things. The bible tells of the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah by God for their evil deeds. “24Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulphur and fire from the Lord out of heaven” Genesis (Chapter 19, Verse 24). An entire city and civilization was destroyed on the basis of religion and this is a shadow of the purging during Noah’s flood as shown earlier. Leads up to show how religion cannot always be viewed as

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