Ten Commandments

Which of the ten commandments has been most effective at preventing crime? Which one has stopped the most carnage, adultery, lying, and so forth? Do you have a personal experience where in a heat of passion and you were just about to kill someone, and you thought, wait! That’s against the rules?


Author: jimoeba

Alternatives to big box religions and dogmas

15 thoughts on “Ten Commandments”

  1. And then you have to ask which version of the commandments. Personally I have yet to boil a kid in its mother’s milk. Hugs

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      1. Sorry was it not one of the 611 commandments given to Moses? I guess you could say it is not one of the second batch that made the ten commonly referred too , but still it was a commandment I did not need to prevent me from doing it. Which was the point of the post and my comment. Be well. Hugs


        1. Ah yes! Common sense. Looks like he got you there JB. That was 612 but Moses ran out of paper. Although since Moses was imaginary we could have some imaginary paper too.

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    1. The Christian gold or the Christian rule. Or he who has the gold makes the rules? But I regresa. Yes that’s pretty simple and good.

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    2. FYI
      A site called Palatine Hill lists some of the oldest formulations of the Golden Rule in reverse chronological order: all of these were before Jesus.

      Ancient Egypt.- circa 2000 BCE “Do for one who may do for you, That you may cause him thus to do.” – The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant 109-110,
      Hebrew Bible – circa 700 BCE “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself: I am the LORD.”
      Zoroastrianism.- circa 600 BCE “That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self.” – Dadistan-i-Dinik 94:5,
      Buddhism.- circa 500 BCE “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” – Udana-Varga 5:18,
      Confucianism.- circa 500 BCE “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” Analects of Confucius 15:24,
      Socrates.- circa 400 BCE “Do not do to others what would anger you if done to you by others.”

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  2. I haven’t killed anyone yet, but the day is young. I won’t need any ignoramus babble commandment to influence me one way or the other. I hope I have enough good sense not to kill someone today. But again, the day is young, I am human after all, and no one knows what fate will bring. If I have to kill/seriously injure someone to keep them from killing myself or a family member, it could happen. I cannot rule it out.

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