Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by NOTurTypical
What are morals based on other than emotions?
Here is an example. Is it moral to put down your dog who is in pain and dying a slow death? It's morally right, but emotionally it rips one's heart out. Now oftentimes the morally correct thing to do also is joyful to do, other times it's very sad. In either case, it's morality isn't defined by emotion. Emotion is never the basis to appeal to in determining truth or morality.
Why did god tell us "thou shalt not kill" then turn around and order the Hebrews to kill? Were the Hebrews somehow exempt from the law of those times?
Because the Hebrew word used in that command is the word for murder. A premeditated slaying of someone without due process.
How convenient for the Hebrews
Except all those times God used their enemies to judge them for their wickedness and rebellion.