Good article. Yet what's wrong with the original Ten Commandments?Thou shalt not commit adultery is simply repeated here in a different
form.Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Your
husband or your wife qualify eminently here for not being slandered by
exaggerations, partial truths, false accusations and evil surmisings.Thou shalt not covet: When this applies to your neighbor's wife then it
strengthens the "Thou shalt not commit adultery" and precludes it. Not
coveting would have also precluded imo many divorces where one partner beneifts
materially at the expense of the other from the divorce.Thou shalt
not steal: this includes dishonest handling or reporting of family finances and
the selfish embezzling of family funds on selfish pursuits.Honoring
father and mother: ill will between partners, undermines the other partner to
the children and teaches them to have contempt for father and/or mother.Honoring God first (first four commandments) would lead to us all
following his golden rules of love for Him and His commandments, not worldly
pelf, and love of neighbor (with all your heart in marriage.
Once again we see the truth of the old saw, "How do you know who the atheist
is? Don't worry, he'll tell you."Ironically, the very
tone of some replies shows that the "10 commandments" have long since
passed from being only religious injunctions to being part of our cultural
awareness. Kind of like when a brand name like "Kleenex" becomes the
preferred name for the item they make, "facial tissue". Why else would
avowed atheists have any interest in reading or commenting on a story labeled
"10 commandments for (anything)"?Yet, given a public display
of the 10 commandments, these same folks will claim they are a purely religious
document, and their display some kind of official government endorsement of
religion. The irony is great. Too bad some are so intent to tear
down what others believe rather than letting their own lives serve as testament
of the goodness of their own beliefs.
Thou shalt manipulate the toilet seat to whichever position you require, it it
is not already so, without complaint. God doesn't care either way,
he's watching football.
@thescientistYet when you bring God into it it makes infinitely better!
I liked it when I redit. Then I showed it to my wife. I liked her tone of voice
when she said I like it. Priceless.
All great advice and nothing there inconsistent with secular humanism.
Very good advice. And when both parties in the marriage follow these items
it'll be crazy successful!
I agree with all of these... and no belief in any god is needed!