Ten Commandments: Basic Law and Order

  1. Honor your father and your mother.
  2. You shall not murder.
  3. You shall not commit adultery.
  4. You shall not steal.
  5. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Sarah Bowman
Sarah Bowman, Humanist studied theology, social work, some philosophy, anthropology

Those commandments are strong human values carried over from other cultures into the Judaic-Christian religions. If you study other cultures you will find they are strong universal commandments across time, geography, and religions. I have been deeply impressed to find that the most primitive tribes of so-called savages have stringent rules against these very things; in some cases they are enforced with the death penalty, i.e. swift retribution that costs life if the rules are broken. So no, believing in these universal human values for basic social law and order do not make you a Christian.


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