Commandments

… Sort of.

NonStampCollector tackles the question of whether the biblical Ten Commandments are actually the basis of our laws and morals:

I enjoyed the video very much and should be watched by as many people as possible. It’s a heady mix of information and irreverent humour which should spice up any coffee break.

For my part, I don’t think either version of the commandments listed in the bible have much to do with the laws and morals that we live by today. Neither the covenant made in Exodus 34, or the one we’re more familiar with from Deuteronomy 5 give much moral guidance for today’s world, except for the latter’s obvious rulings about killing, stealing, bearing false witness and adultery. After all, the world of the present is a much more complex place than that of the fairly distant past.

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