Talk:Ten Commandments

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Various equivocation/reductio ad absurdum statements[edit]

If we take the definition of "work" to be from physics, commandment number 4 decrees that we can't move at all during the sabbath.

Why should 10 Commandments form the base of modern law?[edit]

I mean that they are 3,000+ years old and should have no effect today. What's with the marriage of church and state? LlamaPastor31 (talk) 00:51, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Well obviously they should not have any effect today. Sadly some fruitcakes think they should - that's rather the point of the article.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 20:14, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Taah. LlamaPastor31 (discuss) 23:07, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

The Search For the 'Handwriting of Elohim'

Why are so many fundamentalists interested in funding expeditions to find Noah's Ark but none, as far as I can find out, have ever funded an expedition to find the most important archaeological find ever -- the original ten commandments, written by the hand of god, proving, at one fell swoop the authenticity of the bible, the proof of the stories of the Exodus, and the proof of the 'revelation' of the Hebrew scriptures. Surely stone tablets created by 'god himself' would be more durable than a wooden ark, and even though they were blasphemously broken by Moses, the pieces would still be where Moses left them. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs


If you deride the gods of another religion are you committing blasphemy? Can women covet another woman's husband?

Most people can probably accept some variant on 'Respect the Deity, other people's Deities 9and viewpoints), other people and the rest of the universe and the inhabitants thereof and objects therein (animal, vegetable, the planet...).'

And 'Thou shalt not covet ...' can be a warning against jealousy/envy and an inducement to be magnanimous. (talk) 18:46, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Violation of Human Rights[edit]

How would the Sabbath be a Violation of Human Rights? To say that means you do not have property rights. Being the owner of property means you have the right to keep people off of it or from working on it. When you step onto someones land you must follow the rules as you do not own it, so i do not see how it would be a violation as it is my right as a land owner. --(ノ°Д°)ノʇsədɯəꓕ nɹnɯıꓤRimuru Slime.png 18:04, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

And what about bearing false witness *for* thy neighbor?[edit]

Which is explicitly not forbidden by this. Might sound good to you if you think about some thief who stole a piece of bread to survive. What's not OK is if this is used to lie in favor of e.g. a priest who raped a child. Moses and Jesus may not have intended this, but if you leave open a loophole, people may use it, so you shouldn't be surprised by it.--Max Sinister (talk) 23:02, 1 April 2023 (UTC)

We have no idea who invented with the Ten Commandments in their current form - so what "Moses" or "Jesus" may have wanted is not relevant. They have no real legal bearing anywhere so so trying to game them is pointless. Finally, a vast number of things are not prohibited by the Ten Commandments - rape and slavery for example - but the fact that the Ten Commandments don't forbid something doesn't mean it's a good idea morally (even if they held any weight which, as I said, they don't).Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 07:48, 2 April 2023 (UTC)
The thing is: There are still many pious Christians around who seriously think that this commandment meant "Thou shalt not lie" which would be a good thing after all. As a matter of fact, it doesn't mean that, they're wrong, and they should know that.--Max Sinister (talk) 06:04, 20 April 2023 (UTC)