did you know that murder is actually illegal in many states (particularly in the Bible Belt).
Really, murder is less illegal in states outside the bible belt?
I realise that Christians like to claim that a lot of worthwhile laws are based on their religion but I'm
fairly sure you'll find that theft and murder are (at least ostensibly) illegal everywhere whether Christians had any say in it or not.
It may have something to do that people are universally opposed to being murdered and having their stuff nicked.
I'm also fairly sure that God ordered up a fair bit of genocide, rape and pillage in the old testament so I really doubt the religious basis for those particular laws.