HOME   People do good because they are human, not because they are religious! 

Do not give God any credit for the good they do, they did it!

 

 

ABOUT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

Religion boasts commands from God that tell us to love and what love entails.  The thought that you do something because God commanded it and just because he said it is your duty and it does not matter if you understand it or not leads to pride and is a form of legalism.  The New Testament has much to say about the fake humility and virtue-signalling that religions about rules produce.   If we obey God it could be that we do it for it is good for him instead of it being good for us.  Indeed we should.  That would make the good results unintended side-effects.  Can  you imagine the implicit boast in something so rare and huge and difficult?  Do you really think somebody who wants you to think they are acting for God and nothing else is humble?

 

EXODUS 20 My Comments in Red

New International Version

And God spoke all these words:

 

The text is clear that these are the words of God. If it were man saying this we would take it as man's words. But liberal Christians are so disobedient they pretend that when God is described as using words that it is not literally saying they are his words!

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. God is starting the commandments by identifying himself.

3 “You shall have no other gods before me. You must not worship or value anything more than God or as much.

4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. This is a command in itself. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

 

This is plainly another commandment. It commands you to obey or suffer punishment. So the commandment demands that you believe in a punishing God. You are also expected to love him not by keeping his commandments. It is love me and keep my commandments.

 

You shall not have any other gods is taken to ban merely worshiping other gods. But it could mean you must not tolerate any statues of those gods or their temples. The commandment must be interpreted in context and it appears in holy books which stress the need to destroy God’s children who turn to other gods and to destroy the idols and places of worship.  It is therefore an intolerant precept.

7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

 

This command says you must not do any work or even get a pagan slave to do it for you. The reason for the rest is how God made all things in six days and rested on the seventh. The commandment says the Genesis story is literal. It also commands you to work six days.  No sane person thinks Genesis is true.  Those who say it is not literal are as mad as those who say it is literal for both still say it is true and the story gives no hint of being non-literal.  The detail in it in a time when people had no time to read or source books or work out the meaning if the meaning is a bit obscure shows it is indeed meant to be taken literally.  The Ten Commandments command a literal interpretation of the Bible.  They are meant to be learned as the words of God.  Liberals with their lies try to make things more complicated but they care about avoiding embarrassment and being seen as crazy and not about the truth.  The truth is that the Bible except where it clearly states otherwise is to be taken literally.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

 

The commandment promises a long life on earth.  God's promise is no good for lots of good sons and daughters die.  A promise is a promise and you cannot use the excuse, "They had to die for a reason."  God uses that excuse or rather men invent God and then make excuses for why their invention does not act or keep his promises.  Its disgraceful.

13 “You shall not murder. Banning murder does not necessarily mean banning all killing. In the past, capital punishment was not consider murdered by law.

 

Murder refers not to killing but to illegal killing. In Hebrew the word for murder here is razach which refers to killing from anti-social motives. It has nothing then to do with wars and executions that are sanctioned by God or the Israelite community in accordance with the capital punishment laws.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

The Church stretches the commandment say against adultery beyond all logic. It says it forbids sexy fantasies and sex before marriage. A whole list of sexual sins is condemned aside from adultery! The commandment should read, "You shall confine sex to marriage". The Church shows no logic at all. The close relationship between religion and self-inflicted psychosis is evident when it reads texts and takes such outlandish interpretations and is immune to correction.  Jesus stretched the commandment to include a ban on sex fantasies about other men's wives.  He either forgot there was a do not covet commandment for that anyway or did not realise that the commandments are a public code not a private one.  The state cannot punish you for what you think and neither do the commandments.  Covet probably refers then to actions taken to get somebody else's property.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

As false testimony is supposedly stealing somebody's good name why is the Church not able to derive the ban on slander from, "You shall not steal"?

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

This commandment forbids thoughts that wish to take from or hurt another person.

18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance

 

19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”

20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”

21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.

22 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.

 

God rules out the liberal view that as long as you spare some worship for God idolatry is fine. This excuse is used by Protestants who are ecumenically minded. They want to excuse Catholics worshipping a communion wafer. God confirms that he has literally spoken.

24 “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it. 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.’

The book Christianity is Not Great tells us that "No commandment to do good appears in the Ten Commandments of Moses." Religion says that sometimes it is easier to tell people what is not good than what is good. But you would expect a command to give alms or something. There is nothing. Why do we have, "You shall not commit adultery" when we could have, "You shall have relations in love only with your husband or wife"? That is a better way to put it and clearer and more encouraging.

There are no decent commandments! Why not, "You shall not wage war!"? Why not, "You shall not enslave your fellow person but see all people as your equal"?

 

EXODUS 34

 

If we have two sets of ten commandments and one does not agree with the other then you have to take the latter one as the one that is in force.  We have Exodus 34 which gives us, apart from three,  different commandments altogether including instructions about animal sacrifice and keeping festivals.  Christianity is apostate for it is obvious that it was meant to keep Jewish and it didn't.