With all the hate for the 2 witness rule, why can't anyone explain why it is bad?
Jehovah put that in the Law along with the 9th commandment because he knew that humans both lie to hurt others and make mistakes in their facts, which hurt others.
And that is not limited to the Bible.
In criminal law Blackstone's ratio is the idea that:
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
John Adams also expanded upon the rationale behind Blackstone's Ratio when he stated:
It is of more importance to the
community that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt
should be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world,
that all of them cannot be punished....when innocence itself, is brought
to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim,
'it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself
is no security.' And if such a sentiment as this were to take hold in
the mind of the subject that would be the end of all security whatsoever
As he said, what is the point of being a good person if the accusation of one person can ruin everything?