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Originally posted by RedBird
"The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity.
1) Capital Punishment Crimes:
Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
You should not let a sorceress live. (Exodus 22:17 NAB)
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
Originally posted by YAHUWAH SAVES
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For those who might know the original Hebrew does not say “God” but rather, “gods,” they fall back on the various explanations that have been posited to explain away the notion that the revealed religion of the Jews was not always a purely monotheistic religion nor were the early Israelites, forerunners of the later Jewish people, monotheists themselves. In addition, the idea that gods (as opposed to “a god”) created the heavens and the earth was widely consistent in the area for thousands of years. Later Jewish scribes responsible for the composition of the Old Testament, now fierce monotheists unlike their forefathers, had to re-tell the ancient stories to fit their worldview of that time, that being, there was only ONE true god. In their minds, the ancient gods and their actions had to be amalgamated to become the Jewish “God” - Yahweh.
Originally posted by ELahrairah
Link to article
According to the above article the following 10 commandments that most people are some what familiar with are not the real 10 commandments.
"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God…
ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'
FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'
SIX: 'You shall not murder.'
SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'
EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'
NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'
TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
Just so you know, there are not ten, but eleven commandments.
If you would like to read the actuals, here they are:
c The Chronicle Project 2009
v1 And so the supreme ones decreed all of the decrees and declared:
v2 I, Ruler of all the supreme ones, the one who progressed your people by
colonizing you in the land of Egypt, that house of service.
v3 Do not seek the council of the supreme ones under me, behind my back.
v4 Do not proceed to carve things and then everyone proceed to worship the
improvements (we made) inside of the sky, those that are above.
Nor worship anything we made to progress the Earth that is on the land, or under it.
Nor any improvements in the waters in the land.
v5 You are not to hold fasts for them nor shall you serve them in any way.
As so, I the Ruler of all, am the only one you should respond to, so I may protect
you. I oversee the placement of burdens on the lineage of sons thirty and forty years
of age who slander my people.
v6 And I deliver kindness to you, by my teachings, which will refuge you and warn
you through my law.
v7 Do not exhaust the value of the name Ruler of all, your supreme one, to puff up
your statements. You are not allowed to attach my name to your statements or vows
to try and progess their validity and in doing so make my name worthless.
v8 Always remember the day of rest, as the Sabbath is special.
v9 Six long days you have to serve and work at all your jobs.
v10 The day to marvel (the seventh) is Sabbath to Ruler of all, your supreme. Do
not proceed to make anyone work, not you or your sons or daughters, who serve
you. Nothing that is in your care, not even your livestock shall work. And you are to
make sure that the poor within the city gates are given their needs. (So that they will
not have to beg on this day).
v11 As so in six days were made by Ruler of all, all that draw attention above in the
celestials, and on the Earth, and in the waters. Everything we made to progress the
Earth in those areas. All before the day to marvel as was stated and then Ruler of all
blessed the Sabbath day and held it in highest esteem over the others.
v12 You are to take care of your mother and father (in their old age) to prolong your
length of days over the land progressed, that Ruler of all has given to you.
v13 Do not proceed to abandon those who need your support
v14 Do not proceed to break authority vows
v15 Do not proceed to steal
v16 Do not out of fear inside, lie about an event.
v17 Do not proceed to want those of your household, your flesh and blood to fear you.
Do not want that your wife fears you and your servants and maidservants and oxen and
those of your vineyards and all of your increase to fear you.
Originally posted by KingKeever1611
Anybody notice the Catholics have a different set of ten commandments then Christians do? Catholics split up the last commandment into two, while leaving out the second commandment which is: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. This would give them their excuse to worship and pray to all their hundreds of saints and idols.
Source From a catholic site too! lol
Originally posted by Danbones
After Ted Haggard ( the head of the biggest evengelical organization in the states) got busted being a gay meth hed, youl'd think Christians would get a glimpse of the truth....
but, sadly noe.
edit on 12-2-2011 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by KingKeever1611
reply to post by adjensen
ehh, possibly, I still think its weird praying to plaster and wood so they ask God something for you in return. Why not just go straight to the main power source and by bass all this intercessory prayer stuff (cough* mary...)
1 Tim 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
I think I'll stick with praying directly to Jesus Christ for my prayers to be heard. Makes sense no? well, according to the Holy Bible it does, maybe not so much to idols makers and users. Lot of money there...
Originally posted by Lucifer777
There are anyway traditionally 613 laws (commandments) in Mosaic Law including numerous incitements to genocide, infanticide, gang rape etc. Like Sharia Law, Judiasm is not just a religion, it is a system of Law which was allegedly imposed on an ancient tribal society.
Just as in modern law, there are laws, and there are also sentencing guidelines.
Bear in mind that the sentencing guidlines for all of the above involve mandatory executions. Further the deity of the ancient Israelites was not a monotheistic deity; it was simply the primitive and savage tribal deity of the ancient Israelites; it was one of many deities in that region; the montheistic Christians and Judaists have simply taken the definitions of that deity and imposed it onto later monotheistic beliefs.
If the above laws were to be imposed on humankind, the consequences would be genocidal.
Essentially a law against unlawful killing, however "lawful" killing under the Mosaic Law would result in the deaths of probably 99.9999% of the adult population of the world.
This is probably one of the most misunderstood commandments. Both the Islamic and Judaic faiths are derived from polygamous societies where slavery (including sex slavery) was quite normal. There is nothing in the Bible which promotes the modern Christian practice of monogamy. Essentially in the primitive tribal society which the Mosaic Laws have come from, a man could have as many women as he could purchase; "adultery" was an executable offence which has to do with the laws of a slave master and his sex slaves.
Since paedophilia was socially acceptable, a man could have sex with a child he had purchased; it was only adultery if some other person came along and had sex with a child whom he had not purchased as his private property
Further when "young virgin females" were captured during military campaigns, they could be spared from genocide and taken as sex slaves.
Essentially this really should be "Thou shall not steal from another member of your tribe" as it was quite acceptible to commit genocide on the surrounding tribes and steal their possessions, daughters, etc.
To "covet" is to desire to possess them; it was quite acceptable to purchase one's neighbour's possessions, so it may not literally mean "covet;" it may rather refer to "stealing." .