THE ORIGINAL 10
“And God spoke all these words, saying: I am the LORD your God…
1.Thou shall have no other gods before me.
2.Thou shall not make for yourself a carved image.
3.Thou shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5.Honor thy father and thy mother.
6.Thou shall not kill.
7.Thou shall not commit adultery.
8.Thou shall not steal.
9.Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shall not covet your neighbors wife, nor anything that is thy neighbors.
My problems with those commandments are as follows.
#1 #2: does that include Jesus, because a lot of people seem to worship him or the cross.
#4: Do you have to go to church? It just says remember it, not “Go to church”.
#5: But, do you have to obey them? What if their rules conflict, or are just plain dangerous?
#6: What about bugs? Cows? Rats? Self defense?
#7: So, if you aren’t married you can have sex with as many people as you want? I have no problem with that.
#10: Come on, you can’t not do this. Everyone wants something that someone else has, as long as you don’t break #6, #8 or #9 to get it, what is the harm?
I believe most of these are outdated or just plain ridiculous. Who, these days, carves images of gods or worships multiple gods? I have come up with my own rules to live buy. I think they work better in these modern times.
The New 10 commandments.
1.Do not kill another human. Do not kill animals except for food or survival, never for sport.
2.Do not steal.
3.Do not lie.
4.Honor your family above all others.
5.Do not judge your fellow man.
6.Do not amass great wealth for yourself, share with those less fortunate.
7.Treat others with respect & kindness.
8.Do not have sexual or romantic relations with children.
9.Do not force your religion or beliefs upon others.
10. Obey the laws of man, when they do not conflict with these.