[Replying to post 243 by Jagella
I think your basic mistake here is that you appear to be defining yourself as you presently are and conflating it with being the exact same person you THINK you would be in another time and space.
If I am mistaken, then there's no way we can know unless you have a time machine we can use to transport me back to Israel as it was centuries prior to the current era. So I am forced to assume that I would still oppose the killing of an innocent man even if I lived in Israel's theocracy.
What is it that 'forces' you to assume anything? You can't time-travel back to test your theory, so what about your theory can convince the reader that your theory is correct and that you are not mistaken?
The best you could do is to HOPE you would be the same person. but the reality is you live in a time where the social system is already set up and that is what helped shape you to think of your self as the person you think of as your self NOW.
Today there is no single "social system," and I think the same goes for Israel when their scriptures were being written. As you should know, I tend to "buck the system" preferring my own way of thought. So I have good reason to believe that I would be among the many dissidents in Israel.
Yet you are still conflating 'today' with 'ancient history'.
to be acknowledged that 'good' or 'evil' regarding ancient customs as the case might or might not be, you in the present are equipped BY the actions of past generations to be who think you are - the 'system bucker' and 'your own way of thought' is actually a product of that process. It is the same with each of us.
Otherwise you are arguing more for the case of being BORN that way, which then opens up the door to the idea of Objective Morality perhaps being real - or Subjective Morality being something one is born with, and somehow also something one can lose sight of.
Your argument is more along the lines that you were the one who time-traveled back to that past event as the person you are today with all those lovely attributes you wrote of, and defied the laws of that tribe and paid the price for your outstanding valor in the face of adversity, by being killed for your beliefs rather than accept the tribal regulations, but of course, that is fantasy.
Let me use your time machine, and then we can know what is or is not "fantasy." Until then, all you can do is fantasize that I'm wrong!
On the contrary - part of my argument is that it is YOUR 'time machine' as presented in the wording of the OP, which is the fantasy. You appear unable at present to understand that.