Belief, religion & spirituality

Are the 10 Commandments Realistic?

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Getting out your King James version, turn to Exodus 20:2-17. You’ll see the familiar list of rules about having no other gods, honoring your parents, not killing or coveting,
and so on. At this point, though, Moses is just repeating to the people what God told him on Mount Si’nai. These are not written down in any form.

Later, Moses goes back to the Mount, where God gives him two “tables of stone” with rules written on them (Exodus 31:18). But when Moses comes down the mountain lugging his load, he sees the people worshipping a statue of a calf, causing him to throw a tantrum and smash the tablets on the ground (Exodus 32:19).

In neither of these cases does the Bible refer to “commandments.” In the first instance, they are “words” which “God spake,” while the tablets contain “testimony.” It is only when Moses goes back for new tablets that we see the phrase “ten commandments” (Exodus 34:28). In an interesting turn of events, the commandments on these tablets are significantly different than the ten rules Moses recited for the people, meaning that either Moses’ memory is faulty or God changed his mind.

I. Thou shalt worship no other god.

II. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

III. The feast of unleavened bread thou shalt keep.

IV. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.

V. Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest,
and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

VI. Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord God.

VII. Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.

VIII. Neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

IX. The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.

X. Thou shalt not seethe a kid [ie, a young goat] in his mother’s milk.
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From the list you have above, only the obvious ones (5 to 10) are realistic and that is just a list of being a good human being. The beginning part (1 to 5) is not even worth looking at as it is from a needy god (Actually Moses talking for this god) that isn't even worth being worshiped."Oh worship me or else!""Don"t say bad things about me, because you might hurt my feelings""Take a day off just to worship me" OMG :-) This is like a list of demands from a needy psycho jealous boyfriend O:-)
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Honestly, if we had to go on this ridiculous quest of living by the 10 commandments...I am quite sure that we, as humans, would go extinct. As the majority of our life would be spent focusing only on a fictional character, and if you decide to follow these commandments, (for the sake of religion, not just being a nice person) you need to follow the rest of the bible.

You don't get to pick and choose the"nice bits" of a religion. Take all of it or nothing. Otherwise, wearing the label of a"Christian" or any other religion for that matter, is completely false, ingenuine, and simply just ignorant.
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I am absolutely certain, that 95% of 'Christians' either do not follow, or do not know the 10 Commandments. Just as 95% of 'Christians' , do not follow, or have not read the actual Bible.

The 5% that do, and have, are Fundamentalists, and can be spotted from a mile away.
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In order for us to answer this question accurately, people need to know these 10 Commandments accurately, and no, not the Sunday School version. Due to the fact that the majority of the population cannot recite them, I would automatically say no, it is not realistic.
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To start with Correction fights keep on raging over the US over the posting of the Ten Rules in broad daylight places.courthouses, schools, parks, and essentially anyplace else you can envision.
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I think that if those were the top ten most important things that God could have come up with, then we are dealing with a being who wasn't exactly top of his year in God school.

(maybe because they were actually thought up by power hungry, bronzed aged shepherds ... DUM DUM DUUUUUUUM!!!)
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