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27. It's obvious to me that the 10 Commandments
Edited on Sun Apr-03-11 10:48 AM by EC
were written by man - not a God. I believe Moses was having trouble keeping the people in line and needed to institute some laws to manage the chaos. So he went into the hills and came back with a tablet he fashioned with new laws to make the people obey. In order to create some gravitas he used God as the enforcer...That's only the way I see it.

I believe in knowing right from wrong - having a conscience...
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  -Christian DUers, do you believe in the Ten Commandments? originalpckelly  Apr-03-11 09:25 AM   #0 
  - What does "believe in" mean?  MineralMan   Apr-03-11 09:31 AM   #1 
  - Personally, what is the meaning of in?  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 09:34 AM   #4 
  - Some words are extremely scrutinized here in R/T because of previous arguments.  ZombieHorde   Apr-03-11 05:10 PM   #46 
  - I think believe in means following like it's an edict from a higher power  ReggieVeggie   Apr-03-11 09:35 AM   #5 
  - Well said. I don't "believe" in anything related to my faith--I just have faith--which means  blondeatlast   Apr-03-11 10:03 AM   #20 
     - Oh my:  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 10:06 AM   #22 
     - Where did I mention religion?  blondeatlast   Apr-03-11 11:27 AM   #30 
     - so you have faith in faith  ReggieVeggie   Apr-03-11 11:36 AM   #33 
        - Why does that matter? nt  blondeatlast   Apr-03-11 02:45 PM   #42 
           - do you believe in god?  ReggieVeggie   Apr-03-11 07:42 PM   #48 
  - Based on your history,  sailor65   Apr-03-11 09:33 AM   #2 
  - It's a simple question.  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 09:37 AM   #6 
  - Believe in?  Sal316   Apr-03-11 09:33 AM   #3 
  - But you would hold them to be articles of faith that are Christian...  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 09:39 AM   #7 
  - Actually, it is not just Christians who are asked to follow  MineralMan   Apr-03-11 09:40 AM   #8 
  - I am asking Christians.  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 09:43 AM   #12 
  - Articles of faith? No.  Sal316   Apr-03-11 09:51 AM   # 
  - Oi vey.  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 10:01 AM   #19 
     - Perhaps I can explain it better this way...  Sal316   Apr-03-11 10:11 AM   #24 
        - It would seem to be.  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 10:16 AM   #25 
           - Ok, one more time.  Sal316   Apr-03-11 12:07 PM   #38 
              - You know Sal, on re-reading,  darkstar3   Apr-09-11 03:02 PM   #62 
  - If that's what the poll is asking--you forgot to ask it. nt  blondeatlast   Apr-03-11 10:04 AM   #21 
  - I believe they were handed down directly to Moses, as it says.  Kurmudgeon   Apr-03-11 09:41 AM   #10 
  - Most of the Ten Commandments have more to do with  MineralMan   Apr-03-11 09:51 AM   #14 
     - That's your presumption.  Kurmudgeon   Apr-03-11 04:31 PM   #43 
        - Actually, have a look at the Commandments.  MineralMan   Apr-03-11 07:03 PM   #47 
  - Sal, perhaps you meant to say...  cleanhippie   Apr-03-11 12:14 PM   #40 
  - I like the altruism inherent in the golden rule or the categorical imperative...  ananda   Apr-03-11 09:41 AM   #9 
  - The real question is: Do you keep them?  baldguy   Apr-03-11 09:42 AM   #11 
  - I follow the two great commandments given by Christ in Matthew..  Peacetrain   Apr-03-11 09:48 AM   #13 
  - I'll settle for just the second one, which is a common one  MineralMan   Apr-03-11 09:53 AM   #15 
  - Ahh we posted at the same time.. I posted the history of the Great Commandment below yours  Peacetrain   Apr-03-11 09:59 AM   #17 
     - GMTA, I suppose.  MineralMan   Apr-03-11 10:00 AM   #18 
  - Dalton in "Road House" put it as, "Always be nice!" -- There are many prophets.  immoderate   Apr-03-11 11:54 AM   #36 
  - The Cliff Notes Version of Commandments and Biblical evolution  Peacetrain   Apr-03-11 09:58 AM   #16 
  - Glad you asked  BeFree   Apr-03-11 10:10 AM   #23 
  - Overly simplistic to a fault.  darkstar3   Apr-03-11 04:40 PM   #45 
  - I believe more in the Sermon on the Mount - Never, ever cited by the reich wing Christians  Faygo Kid   Apr-03-11 10:18 AM   #26 
  - It's obvious to me that the 10 Commandments  EC   Apr-03-11 10:44 AM   #27 
  - Hammurabi's Code needed 282 laws.....the 10 were a start.  Historic NY   Apr-03-11 10:59 AM   #28 
  - Which were first? Hammurabi Code or 10 commandments?  LiberalFighter   Apr-08-11 11:50 AM   #51 
     - First ever in history.  cleanhippie   Apr-08-11 12:16 PM   #54 
        - I know.. I wish this was out more. It would have a better effect of discrediting the Bible.  LiberalFighter   Apr-08-11 02:35 PM   #57 
           - True, but the bible does plenty to discredit itself already.  cleanhippie   Apr-08-11 04:26 PM   #58 
              - Only if people read it, study it, and comprehend it.  LiberalFighter   Apr-09-11 11:54 AM   #60 
  - I don't believe  BobbyBoring   Apr-03-11 11:09 AM   #29 
  - "bang your neighbors wife unless she's really hot and you can't help yourself."  originalpckelly   Apr-03-11 11:54 AM   #34 
  - But then it's the neighbor's fault for having a hot wife.  LiberalFighter   Apr-08-11 11:51 AM   #52 
  - The ten commandments exist. I believe they exist. nt  Obamanaut   Apr-03-11 11:32 AM   #31 
  - Yes, I believe they exist. I have faith that you have something more on your mind, though.  blondeatlast   Apr-03-11 11:35 AM   #32 
  - Wow! Freaking Brilliant!  timtom   Apr-03-11 11:54 AM   #35 
  - And you're wasting your time posting on this thread. n/t  Goblinmonger   Apr-03-11 04:37 PM   #44 
     - Oh, brother!  timtom   Apr-03-11 08:37 PM   #49 
        - So you can bitch about what other people are doing  Goblinmonger   Apr-03-11 10:42 PM   #50 
           - Hey, you wait just a second. Pointing our hypocrisy is very unbecoming.  cleanhippie   Apr-08-11 12:11 PM   #53 
  - Other: You forgot "I pick and choose which ones I like".  undeterred   Apr-03-11 11:56 AM   #37 
  - I am not a Christian. I am an atheist.  RebelOne   Apr-03-11 12:09 PM   #39 
  - ALL 10 are a "good moral code"?  cleanhippie   Apr-03-11 12:18 PM   #41 
  - I believe God gave them to Moses on Mt. Sinai  hartandsoul   Apr-08-11 01:11 PM   #55 
  - I think there is some real moral genius in them: for example,  struggle4progress   Apr-08-11 01:48 PM   #56 
  - You should clarify which ten.  laconicsax   Apr-08-11 09:59 PM   #59 
  - Deuteronomy was written and "discovered" after the return from the  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-19-11 11:19 PM   #65 
  - I like George Carlin's simplification of the Ten Commandments.  backscatter712   Apr-09-11 12:53 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-09-11 03:10 PM   #63 
  - I am an ex-Christian, and I very strongly feel that at least one of the Ten Commandments is wrong.  MikeH   Jun-18-11 08:26 PM   #64 

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