Variations of thought on the Ten Commandments
I have been thinking for quite a long time, which has been a nuisance for a lot of folks.
Moses came back off the mountain with some rules to govern his tribe. The tribe may have been a little unruly, so perhaps some rules were in order. If he had said that these rules had come from his thoughts. They would have thrown them out and called him an imposter. So he had thought long and hard and came to being alone with God. Which is a simple task in this world of ours if your intention is to be where you are for the good of mankind.
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The Ten Commandments are rules to govern mankind. How did they ever get mixed up with religion is beyond me or maybe religion is a way to control the bad habits of mankind.
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Should the Ten Commandments be part of our Constitution? Indirectly I think they are mostly there already.
Or maybe we could legally put them there.
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There is one argument that jumps to the forefront immediately.
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I am the Lord thy God, ... Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
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These statements can be seen as a reference to religion and then thrown out of public buildings because of that.
How in this world of ours do we get around this and make these statements fundamentally sound law? Sound law?
How in this world of ours do we get around this and make these statements fundamentally sound law.
That this part of this planet can understand and obey as simple law?
The key is to interpret these statements as law.
And if you inspect these statements carefully you will see that they are fundamentally sound.
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Had Moses come down off the mountain with an Easter Basket with colorful eggs with the Ten Commandments written on ten different eggs, would we still hold him and them in high regard?
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Could you post these rules as "law of the land" in public places?
 per legum terrae
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The Ten Commandments

I am the Lord thy God, ... Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house.

Old Testament, Exodus 20,1-17.
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The intention here is to inform you that these rules are laws intended to keep the peace and to inform the young human mind/community that they should follow some kind of order.
 badaba
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