WorkshopFour – 4.1
Exodus21 and 22 provide the biblical views about torts. Most of theresponses to personal injury and property laws are still appropriate.An example is a case where a person causes physical injury to anotherleading to permanent damage. Such an individual was required tocompensate the victim for some amount that was determined by a judge(Exodus 21, 19). However, most of the other responses appear far tooextreme. An example is the penalty of death for wrongs such asbeating one’s parents (Exodus 21, 15) and worshipping of other gods(Exodus 22, 20). Overall, the biblical response that relied on thephrase “an eye for an eye” is not the appropriate reaction inthese modern times.
Incontemporary times, the correct remedies for wrongs should involvethe legal path. This process involves the grieving party taking theirsuit to court where a judge would determine the ruling based onvarious testimonies and evidence. Both the accused and the accuserhave to be given time to explain their sides for a favorable rulingon their part. The judge can then decide the verdict after he or shehas been convinced beyond reasonable doubt that one party has beenwronged, or the other is innocent (Legal Terminology, 2016).
Graceis not always the correct response to injustices in modern times.Even though some Christians might practice this principle, theAmerican Constitution allows freedom of worship. Thus, the wrongedperson may not be viable to follow through with this practiceespecially if they are from a different religion. The legal responseis, therefore, the only functioning method of handling wrongful actson individuals (MacKenzie & Phillips, 2014).
Abusiness can devise an appropriate remedy for wronging a customer byensuring that every complaint is keenly heard and analyzed. Adedicated legal team can manage this sector of the business.Consumers should be compensated according to the impact the wrong hadon them. If a customer can prove that the error on the company’spart caused substantial damages to the consumer, then the client canbe overcompensated. If evidence of damages is unavailable, thecustomer can only be restituted (MacKenzie & Phillips, 2014).
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TheBible (Book of Exodus).