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To: dogbyte12
Not ever having a comparative religion class, I've often wondered which one of these rules for living(the big 10) could be offensive to other religions. Do those religions endorse murder, stealing from or lying to others? Maybe screwing someone elses wife--please fill me in about what makes these "rules" so intimidating to others.
84 posted on 07/01/2003 4:07:00 PM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: freeangel
Not ever having a comparative religion class, I've often wondered which one of these rules for living(the big 10) could be offensive to other religions. Do those religions endorse murder, stealing from or lying to others? Maybe screwing someone elses wife--please fill me in about what makes these "rules" so intimidating to others.

I made a similar point above. Only a rabidly sectarian person or atheist would object. The 10 Commandments were essential to the founding of this country and even though some here might not call me a Christian (although it would make for an interesting discussion) I hold them dear, and the more people who try to follow them the better the world would be. I don't consider there is a "Christian God" or a "Jewish God" or a "Hindu God". "God" means the Supreme God, Supreme Being. Supreme means One.

298 posted on 07/01/2003 9:46:00 PM PDT by First Amendment
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To: freeangel; pram
I believe you are right about those rules which govern our relationship with others; It is the first three or four that could present a problem (how they are numbered is not universally agreed): I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other God before me - remember, this was Yahweh speaking. No making of graven images? Well, Buddhism at least would seem to be in violation of this one, and I'm sure other faiths as well. Keeping the Sabbath Holy? (Again, the reference here was to the Jewish Sabbath - the change to the Christian Sabbath is too complicated to address here). These Commandments are at least co-equal with those prohibiting murder, theft, etc. - And those who practice faiths other than Judaism or Christianity are in violation of them.

Pram, I appreciate your Supreme Being view, and I don't know enough about Hinduism to know how well the position that Yahweh = Krishna will stand up. But it is not really any secret how most Christians would answer that question.

306 posted on 07/01/2003 9:58:07 PM PDT by lugsoul
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