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: jim-

One minute info blogs breaking the faith trap.

15 thoughts on “Ten Commandments”

  1. 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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    1. 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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      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

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        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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