Commandments 1-4 in your list are non-sense fantasies. 5-9 are easily discerned from a rational and empathetic consideration of the facts about reality. They all come back to well being, which is the basis for our moral framework. These ideas did not originate in the old testament either. Versions of the golden rule predate the supposed 10 commandments by centuries. Coveting (depending on how you define it) is literally what drives capitalism.prairiehotrodder wrote: ↑Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:17 pmWhat i meant was that the Bible tells the story of what happened to people, not condoning it. (in some cases)
Those things I brought up are literally telling people what to do, and (if you believe the book is the literal word of a god) are from god "himself".
The evil and suffering you see in the world is due to mans disobedience to God. More specifically its due to YOUR disobedience and MY disobedience.
1 - Don't have any other Gods - We have other Gods
2 - Don't make an image - We make an image
3 - Don't blaspheme - We use Gods name as a swear word
4- Honor the sabath - We don't
5 - Honor your parents - We don't do this either
6 - Murder - look around
7 - Adultery - Do you struggle with online [Blank Post] ? I do.
8 - Theft - we are all guilty
9 - Have you ever told a Lie
10 - Coveting - an old word i know, but rampant everywhere.
GRT - i know from reading your posts you consider yourself to be a man of Logic. Well what happens when you do the things listed above ? Consequences right ? Suffering and Evil.
Interestingly, there is no commandment saying to not rape. Weird huh? You'd think that would be in there, along with commandments addressing racism, sexism, and owning people. Why is it that I can think of a better and more complete list. Is it possibly because that list was made up around 1300 BC by people? Gee, it's a mystery.
Also, let's assume that every human follows all those rules to a T. Are you suggesting that would end suffering? What about parasites, disease, and hunger... you know, the source of most of the suffering in the world?
Again, you seem like a nice guy, and I am not trying to be mean at all, even though I sense it comes off that way to you. Trying to get you to see all of this from my perspective is like trying to teach math to someone who can't understand what numbers are. Your indoctrination prevents you from approaching this topic rationally. I am sure you are rational, logical, and reasonable in virtually every other facet of your life.
If I remember correctly, you believe a literal interpretation of the bible. It is mind blowing to me how any human being could be that naive and gullible in this day and age, with all the information we have available to us.