@Say No, excellent rebuttal. It is wise not to debate a topic about which one
@AlyoshaThat's "statues," not "status."I think you are debating yourself here.
It should be pointed out that the media also misrepresents the truth everyday,
including the Deseret News.
So how in the world did we elect a POTUS who regularly breaks and flaunts his
disobedience to most of these commandments?How can anyone who claims
to have moral/ethical values or be 'God-fearing' support a leader or
leaders who live duplicitous lives without being hypocritical? I hear people say
we aren't electing a pope. What a weak excuse.
Unfortunately your poll misrepresents several of the commandments, which is
problematic when you are asking if they are "still" relevant. For
example:#2 You added "status or symbols," which is not part
of the commandment. The commandment specifically refers to graven images of
actual foreign gods.#3 This is about oath making. There, God is
telling the Israelites that if they make an oath in God's name they better
keep the oath. It says nothing of using God's name as an expletive.#4 Though you don't explicitly misrepresent this, the commandment
itself is only about rest. Noteworthy of it is equalizing principle of rest,
where even slaves and immigrants are promised it.#5 This is about
taking care of the elderly (hence, the promise "that thy days may be long
upon the land."). There is nothing in the commandment about obedience. (That
exists elsewhere in the Law, and is punishable by death.)#7 Another
that you don't explicitly misrepresent, but it should be noted that this
commandment was given in a very sexist and patriarchal culture where woman were
considered property of husbands/fathers. Adultery was thus sex with someone