Do we need a new set of "secular Ten Commandments"?

  • We sure do

    Lets take a look at the old ones first. The first four are all about gods ego and if you break them the punishments are death. So we don't need those ones. Number five, honor your father and mother. The punishment death. Number six, you shall not murder, do we need to be told this one. The punishment ( although contradictory ) is death. Number seven, You shall not commit adultery. The punishment death. Number eight, you shall not steal. For stealing most things other than slaves, penalties involve making restitution and paying fines. Exodus 22:1-3 If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep... If the stolen beast is found in his possession... He shall pay double. He shall make restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold [into slavery] for his theft. Number nine,You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Punishment by death. Saw that coming.
    Number ten,You shall not covet. The bible is not clear on the punishment, but it can't be good. Wow thought crime, who would have though? I think I can do better. 1. Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture or kill any creature or living being. 2. Don't deep fry all your food. 3.Obey the speed limit. 4. Teach your children to have respect for themselves and others. 5. Give forgiveness when asked for. 6.Censor what your children watch. 7. Influence change with conversation and questions. 8. Question what you believe in. 9. Be polite, respectful and considerate of other people, even when they are not. 10. Mind your own business. Thank you for the question and have nice day.

  • No we do not.

    We do not need a new set of secular Ten Commandments. The current Ten Commandments are fine just the way they are and they currently can applied to everyone, regardless of their religion. There is no reason to change something that is not broke and the current Ten Commandments are not broken.

  • No we do not. Go get your own laws without ripping off the Bible and Christianity.

    Missmedic is clearly an outspoken atheist, seen in their rather crude and sarcastic review of Christianity's 10 Commandments. There are already existing laws that cover everything in general perfectly fine. For example, the Romans had their Twelve Tables, and we today have our Constitution. Also, it is to be noted that in the New Testament the punishments were revised and Jesus himself re-explained the Commandments, so missmedic's fallacy does not account to this. Also, if you are looking at a religious series of Commandments, you shouldn't be surprised if it includes some about the power of God, because it's from that religion. The rules of the big 10 are fine. Punishments, in my opinion are a bit harsh. Again, clarified in the New Testament.

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