thought i would start a pt.2 of this discussion - seems i wanted to say more in response to SMM and brobob i believe... SMM said "And, if breaking them is sin... " it is sin according to 1John 3:4 i like anecdotes - so here's another one: a boy and his father are camping out in the forest - at some point in time they decide to chase after eachother - the boy is in the lead - but ends up tripping over a tree root and a branch inserts itself into the boys neck - piercing the juggular vein - blood is everywhere - the father rushes his son to the emergancy room - the doctor knows immediately what to do and how to go about it. a minute later during the operation - the boy lifts his index finger and says 'hey - i've got a sliver in my finger - it hurts alot! can you take it out! please!' but the doctor pushes aside the little boy's finger and focuses on the bleeding juggular vein. and now because the doctor has focused on the vein - the little boy is now alive and well. we as christians are the little boy - the juggular vein is the state of our soul. we're going to die one day - sooner or later. that is the most important thing. the little sliver - it could represent the little things in life - marriage, broken down car, broken foot etc. or it could represent the law of God that doesn't focus on morals. the juggular vein - also could represent the moral laws. i think God's going to focus more on the state of our soul and whether or not we're righteously moral rather then if we're mixing materials in our clothing. all the ten commandments - that is the moral law. no?