The comments quoted in the 10 Commandments question had me thinking. Rarely (if ever) does anyone justify the irrational demand to hang them on government property as a Jewish issue. Occasionally a politician in a mixed-faith city might refer to it as a "Judeo-Christian" issue, if it's an election year. The vast majority of the time, it's presented as some form of this is a Christian nation, therefore we need to prove it by hanging up the 10 Commandments everywhere we can, no matter how illegal it is. It's also more prevalent in the more klan- rich regions of the country (aka those areas where people still teach their children that Jews killed Jesus)
So question 1) When exactly did the Christians steal custody of the 10 Commandments from Judaism? Last I checked, they originate in the OT.
Question 2) By stealing said commandments, aren't they automatically violating them?
The Ten Commandments do not BELONG to any religion, they are there for anyone that wishes to follow them... no one can steal something that does not belong to someone. They were GIVEN to anyone that wishes to follow.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:13 PM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:17 PM on May. 15, 2013
Claiming ownership does not make sense to me.
And of course most Christians break the ten commandments... no one is perfect and anyone that claims to be is breaking one by saying so. They are there as a guideline and something to follow and strive for, which no one will ever attain... therefore the reason for Christ.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:23 PM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 1:29 PM on May. 15, 2013
How can one STEAL a series of commandments? Christianity adopted the OT along with the NT and I guess would "belong" to the followers of both religions... Messianic Judaism for example, still follows the OT and commandments while adopting and following Christ. A true Christian would follow everything as well.
You cannot steal what does not belong to any specific person.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:39 PM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 1:48 PM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:51 PM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 2:26 PM on May. 15, 2013