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The Bible - Not the word of God?

In the "good" book it says, and this is a modern day rendering you understand,

"One should not screw over one's kin but it's fine to screw over everyone else."
(Deuteronomy 23:19+20 - below)

How does that mesh with the Bible’s version of the "Golden rule" found in Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31;
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

If one lives by both of these 'GOD'-given rules, it suggests you should screw over everyone bar kin and expect them to do the same to you!"
Disregarding the fact that these 'words of wisdom' bare a remarkable resemblance to the basic common sense of "buyer beware", how much peace can there be in the world if everyone is screwing everyone over and, expecting to be screwed over right back?
That's not conducive to trust and love; it can only lead to a suspicious, distrusting society!
How can that be the work of what is purported to be loving god?

Further it seems to me that those members of the religion who hold most dear to the Deutoronomy instruction, would likely become both the most distrusting, suspicious and most distrusted members of that religion, segregating them philosophically from those who believe it's more honourable to deal fairly with all.
How is that the way of peace?

The same 'good' book depicts the beginnings of humankind on this earth, you know, the Adam and eve thing, now if all human life came from these two beings, surely all humans are kin!
So how is one supposed to achieve the Deuteronomy instruction in the first place?

By this definition there are no unrelated people, all are kin, nobody therefore is eligible to be fleeced under the terms set out in deut'
So why make the statement?

The answer is a god wouldn't bother and the further implication presents itself automatically; a man wrote that particular entry in the 'good book'.
I wonder whom he was wangling a legal way to screw over, and whether his scripture gerrymandering worked in his favour, I guess its presence in the volume suggests he got away with it?
As final parting shot. Does anyone see more than a resemblance between quite a lot of Deuteronomy and the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition from Star Trek

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Deuteronomy 23:19+20
"Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it."
Usury = The act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest


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