Post Number:#61 August 9th, 2011, 10:21 am
Wooden shoe wrote:Hello Enegue.
Your concept of a society all with the same goal, walking and acting in lockstep with each other according to the dictates of some leader scares the hell out of me.
I know it does, because it's based on a fundamental immutable truth. If you were dangled from the top of a fifty story building that would likely scare the hell out of you too, because you know the effect of gravity is a fundamental universal truth too.
Can you back this statement up with some hard evidence? Please tell me the nations who you believe have adhered to the ten commandments and not prospered?Wooden shoe wrote:This has been tried, all with very negative result.
Those who occupied the land had polluted it because the did not adhere to the ten commandments, so they were displaced. If you are polluting your world because you are not adhering to the ten commandments then you too will be displaced. Whatever you have will be taken from you. It is a fundamental immutable law.Wooden shoe wrote:Perhaps I am wrong but I sense you see things as black and white.
Your reference to the 10 commandments as being an absolute makes me think you have not really studied them.
For instance the "you shall not kill" seems to apply only to not killing other Jews as shortly after giving this command God orders the Jews to commit genocide.
I don't understand how you can be so blind. Why is the US economy in trouble? Because the US as a nation has dropped the ball. The weight of so many citizens engaged in self-indulgent behaviour has brought the nation to its knees. God doesn't have to do anything but let you have what you want. The fundamental immutable laws of the universe will do the rest.
Wooden shoe wrote:Giving honour to parents is disputed by Jesus and who can blame someone who is starving, for stealing food.
There is a clear order you know. If your parents are at variance with the fundamental laws of abundant life, then they should be defied because they are trying to persuade their children that their foolishness will not bring disaster.
Wooden shoe wrote:There are very few absolutes other then you and I were born and we will die at some time
You can not prove the existence of a deity just as I can not prove the non-existence of same, however the need for prove lies in your corner, not in mine.
I don't have to prove there's a God, because it is self-evident. We have his instructions for abundant life and we can prove for ourselves whether they are right or wrong. I'd like to see you teaching your kids that they shouldn't honour you? It's almost funny that you could suggest it.
If you adhere to the ten commandments you won't need to steal.