An open question:
Can an ethical statement be 'true'? Is it simply 'true' that 'thou shalt not kill' in the same way that 'the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second' is true?
I believe not...
The approximation of the constant speed of light in a vaccume...
is not subject to equivications subjective reasoning or ammendment...
without drastic immediate consequence... yes the mechanics of your physical sciences and most other things would simply collapse upon themselves...
all of which is "true' of the law of moses...
I kill... therefore had someone written my story in advance, from that [[[third party]]] perspective, and told/read it aloud it would have said
" thou shalt kill "
of course I'd be all
"...oh no! Lordy-lord... not me I wouldn't hurt the littlest flea.. I'd just let that flea eat an eat an eat... can I tend the rabbits God~?"
but from hindsight... after wards I'd be all..
"... my goodness, had I not read/heard it before it happened I would not have believed it possible... however, now that I've come through it ~ I remember a shining day when the Lordy-lord spoke to me, and told me everything that would happen. Gracious me...!"
errr... perhaps an ethical statement can merely be a consistent truth... however the level of consistency required would make it approach the status of an immutable law... tht's my point
if it's immutable... we consider that as near impossible as describeable in the limits of our languages..