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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Are the Ten Commandments the basis for a moral and strong society?

The following is the introduction to an article that states that the Ten Commandments are the only solution for the world's problems.

"There is only one solution to the world’s problems, only one prescription for producing a near-heaven on earth. It is 3,000 years old. And it is known as the Ten Commandments. Properly understood and applied, the Ten Commandments are really all humanity needs to make a beautiful world. While modern men and women, in their hubris, believe that they can and must come up with new ideas to make a good world, the truth is there is almost nothing new to say. If people and countries lived by the Ten Commandments, all the great moral problems would disappear."

I have this to say on the matter. Does it not seem odd that this all knowing god did not bother to give these Ten Commandments to Adam and Eve or their kids. No, he waited until after humankind was so evil that he had to wipe them off the face of the earth. Would not the knowledge of these Ten Commandments have helped to prevent the people from becoming so deprived? Did he give these commandments to Noah and his kids? Hmm, no, actually he did not do it then either. He waited quite awhile longer. He did not even give them to the Hebrews until they had left Egypt in the million man march across the desert that left absolutely no traces.
You might think that if these Ten Commandments were so important, that god would have provided them right from the start. Or at least as soon as Adam and Eve screwed up right at the beginning. You know, since god is supposedly all knowing and everything.

1 comment:

  1. Lying on a grand scale is required by certain vices... I would like to see Sam's thoughts put to the Catholic Church with regard to making up scripture. I am referring to this book: