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Siebenbürgerin
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009, 07:49 PM
The theme is for Christians, obviously.

The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue:


ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'

FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'

FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'

SIX: 'You shall not murder.'

SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'

EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'

I try to follow them, but I've to confess I'm sometimes guilty of taking the Lord's name in vain. Most often, if I'm amazed at something I say "Jesus Christ, oh my God", or if I'm upset at something, the worst I've said was something that got caught on the tongue from hearing it from angry persons, it would translate in English to something like "screw your mother's Church", and it's very ugly, I think I've only said it twice.

I've not respected commandment ten a few times. I was envious of what the neighbour had and wanted to have it too.

Which commandment do you find difficult to respect?

frippardthree
Friday, November 13th, 2009, 09:46 AM
I follow the Ten Commandments. Whether you are a Christian or not, it is a fact that most modern law is based on the Ten Commandments.


Undeniably, the adherence of the Commandments as a code of living, represented a "societal epiphany".

And the simple yet essential fact is that an increasing number of people followed thenceforth the Commandments such that they now form an inextricable part of the modern legal system of most free and democratic societies.

King Alfred the Great of England (849-899) used the Commandments as a preamble to his laws which, in turn, became an important station on the track of common law history. In an 1825 painting by French master Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse, Moses is seen receiving the Commandments from God with an array of historical statesmen, including Alfred, waiting behind him.


According to historical calculations, it was in approximately 1,300 BC that Moses received a list of ten laws directly from God. These laws were known as the Ten Commandments and were transcribed as part of the Book of Moses, which later became part of the Bible. The parable suggests that he received a first set and then broke it when his people ignored its tenets. He then went back up Mount Sinai and returned with the Ten Commandments that we known of.


Retrieved From:http://www.duhaime.org/LegalResources/LawMuseum/LawArticle-108/1300-BC-The-Ten-Commandments.aspx

EQ Fighter
Friday, November 27th, 2009, 04:47 AM
I would say most of what is expressed in the Ten Commandments is basically common since, and beneficial to any society or individual that follow it. One of the main reasons many modern societies are currently falling apart is the lack of rational morality.

frippardthree

I follow the Ten Commandments. Whether you are a Christian or not, it is a fact that most modern law is based on the Ten Commandments.

I disagree, most “Modern Law” if you want to call it that, is based on Marxism, or at lest socialism.
Most of this can be lain at the feet of Liberals/Communist, and their various attempts to apply political regimens, which do not work.

TrueEnglish
Sunday, November 29th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Context is everything.

The Amish or mormons for example would be successful because their laws apply to their communities, they control and implement them fully. It's no use trying to follow commandments that are not even backed up by the society you live in.

Having said that, a truely well balanced being defys noone, as true reasoning exists outside of anyones commandments - and all major religions were formed on the idea of true good logic. So i would say yes i follow them. As well as the commandments of all religions.

xamarth
Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 01:30 AM
Well, yes and no. I'm no Christian, never have and never will be but frankly that doesn't mean I cannot see the good in some of these things. Obviously some of these commandments...


ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'

FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'

... are just Christian rules that mean nothing to me and I don't follow them obviously; but then you get these ones...


FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'

SIX: 'You shall not murder.'

SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'

EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'

NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'

... which are just good morals (i.e. not being a murderous liar with no respect for others) that anyone should follow. As for the last one about coveting things... ya I can't follow that. Maybe I'm reading it wrong but I looked up the definition of "covet" to make sure and it means to desire something, or wish you had something. I think this commandment is a bit silly. Its okay to wish you had something someone else has. Its just a normal thing, just don't go steal whatever it is. Its kinda like that rule in Christianity: if you look upon someone with lust you have committed adultery. That's rubbish I think - you can't control lust, its hormonal.

Mouse Shadow
Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 01:46 AM
I'm certainly not Christian, but I was wondering how my sense of self fits into the rule set. Looks like I'm waaaay outside your sphere! :-O
ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
Um, too late. A Goddess is my focus of integrity, compassion and valour
TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
I don't carve but I do draw, and looks like I violate that all the time by own hands. :)
THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'
Jesus H Christ! Never! :)
FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
I have NO idea what that is! True!
FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'
I honour my mother only.
SIX: 'You shall not murder.'
I would exterminate (murder) sociopaths if I could.
SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'
That means cheating right? Sorry, I'm pretty square. Cheating is disgusting.
EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'
To true, unless it's from a sociopath. :)
NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'
As above in point 8
TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
Envy and jealousy consumes you if you let it. Best to hug a kangaroo and sit in the mountains. I have everything I need right there.

Rodskarl Dubhgall
Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 07:55 AM
What a manifesto from Mouse Shadow! There's nothing good about mocking decency. We deprive ourselves of edification.

Aelfgar
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 12:42 AM
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Hammish
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 04:53 AM
I guess I'm more an 8 commandment guy...

Primus
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 09:58 AM
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The Angel of the Lord God was in the burning bush and He was hung upon a Cross when He, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, became incarnate.

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

The Incarnate Lord God, Jesus Christ, called the perpetual evil-doers the sons of Lucifer.

Finnish Swede
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 05:17 AM
Yes, I tend/try/want to live so ... even if I'm ''bad Christian''. Those are actually all I do what comes Christian Lutheran religion. I visit at church only if someone I know gets marry or his/hers funerals.

So what comes to first of ten Commandentest...nope I don't have other Gods; but one could fairly ask .... do I have any God.

The Aesthete
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 05:43 PM
I try to follow them.

Rodskarl Dubhgall
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 07:04 PM
I focus on Christ's teachings of the Two Great Commandments, because all others are covered by one or the other.

Jäger
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 01:38 PM
I follow the 11th Commandment vehemently: You shall not get caught!

Rodskarl Dubhgall
Sunday, May 20th, 2018, 01:18 AM
It's not wrong if you don't get caught...

Alice
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 11:31 AM
I think the Catholic numeration of the Decalogue differs from that of most Protestants, and the system has its roots in the Middle Ages. But the list is basically shorthand because each commandment encompasses much more than the one line statement.



Which commandment do you find difficult to respect?

For me, it's easier to think of the seven capital vices in terms of difficulty, but I would guess that the Tenth Commandment ("Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods") is particularly challenging for me. St. Augustine called envy (invidia) the diabolical sin, and St. Thomas Aquinas considered envy a form of sorrow.

Gareth Lee Hunter
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 12:16 PM
I find it difficult to believe that anyone living in this twisted world of deceitful lies, at least since Christ made the ultimate sacrifice, has never violated the Ten Commandments, rather they believe in them or not.

Personally, I recognize them as commandments, not suggestions. But I know I've still violated them. And that is why I need the unconditional love of the Good Lord in my life.

What some people don't seem to realize is that when you violate one commandment, you've essentially violated them all, because you haven't stumbled, you've fallen.

Astragoth
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 01:06 PM
I try too. When I stumble I try understand how I've wronged then i try to correct my behavior.

Herr Rentz
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 04:05 PM
The Third Commandment takes quite a beating here occasionally.

schwab
Monday, December 3rd, 2018, 09:21 PM
Right on...........

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

LillyCaterina
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 02:16 AM
I try to respect the Ten Commandments. But I know I have fallen short in doing so.

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 10:22 AM
Yes .

No .


One has to read the bible analytically and have some knowledge of Astonomy .

It is almost everywhere the twelve occuring as number ,
so why they are just ten commands , and not twelve ?
Are two constellations excluded , and do not need commandments ?

Since Ruben is the Firstborn of Jacob , and the First Commandment claims ,
that one should not have a God beside , then this fact would suggest , that
The Spring Constellation pouring melting water Pisces could be the God .


Furthermore , there are two versions of the Ten Commands , since Moses had broken
the slabs of stone encarved with the first version .
I remember these two versions differ just slightly , as the first version
"You shall not want your neighbour's house"
being one sentence , followed by the last command about moveable possessions .
This had indicated to me , that there had been struggle between Aaron
and Moses , and Moses transferred the Astrologycal House into Earthern Ownership .

But each translation of the Bilbe differs at least slightly in details ,
indicating , that the translators interpreted the content of the bible differently , or tried to
adjust it to the mainstream interpretion , succumbing , to gain sales .

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 10:30 AM
The Commandments I have started to disresprect are about honouring parents .

I have tried to respect both my parents ,
but trying to keep calm about a hateful mother
and a cheating father did not brought me anywhere .

Today I despise both .

Our Social Welfare Society also feeds the parents , the pensioneers ,
who keep voting the political parties , that destroy the future of many younger German people .

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 10:43 AM
The Holyness of the Sabbath as day off is completely gone as of today's times .

There are many services available twenty-four hours each day of the week .

In former times it were probably just hospitals , who needed a workforce that
did not rest on the recreation day ,
farmers ,
public transport ,
then restaurants have followed ,
then bakeries ,
and of today , there is no real Sunday anymore .


It is difficult to "sell" the Fourth Commandment as of today ,
and our Western Societies may vanish because of all possible reasons ,
but highly likely not , because of the ignorance of the Sunday or Saturday .

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 11:46 AM
I've not respected commandment ten a few times. I was envious of what the neighbour had and wanted to have it too.


I am not sure , if Envy would mean the same as Evil Eye and or Jealousness .

The Ten Commandments are described twice in Exodus 20+ and a second time in
Deuteronomy 5 .

Deuteronomy 6 has this sentence :


15(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you)

lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee,
and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

https://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/6.htm


People , who are jealous on neighbour's possessions , and can't have it too ,
since living in a poor economy , that does not produce much to deliver
a large quantity of a product to the market , so they are able to afford the neighbour's
possessions , must then either live on in depression , melancholy , masochism ;
or steal the product from the neighbour or elsewhere ; or prevent the neighbour
to access the product he owns ; or hide it away from the eyes and mind ;
or destroy that product .


Also here , there is the possibillity , that the "God" , or Yahwe or Jeshurun , of the Old Testament
is simply a Zodiac Sign , which then would be "racist" , since the borders of the Twelve Constellations
are kind of fixed frontiers , not to be crossed .