Society vs. the 10 Commandments

DeMilleTenCommandmentsDVDcoverEvery wonder how our society is doing with respect to the 10 Commandments?  Hint:  not so well.

I’ve always thought of the 10 Commandments as pretty much the foundation for good behavior.  If everyone actually observed them, the world would be a nicer place.  But our society – especially big government — apparently disagrees. Let’s do a little analysis…of how modern America responds to each commandment…

  1. I am the Lord your God. You shall worship the Lord you God and Him only shall you serve.
    • The feds take nuns to court to force them to pay for insurance that covers abortion and birth control.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord you God in vain.
    • Just walk down the street with your ears open.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
    • Going to the mall doesn’t keep the day holy, but the parking lots are full.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
    • It is not an honor to put granny in a nursing home.
  5. You shall not kill.
    • Abortion, euthanasia, drone attacks, nuclear bombs….the government does it all.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
    • We’re raised adultery to an art form.
  7. You shall not steal.
    • Actually, through high taxes and fees, the government has become the greatest thief in history.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    • If you like your health insurance you can keep it…the bad movie caused the riots…I guess the projects weren’t quite as shovel-ready as we thought…
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
    • No need to covet a willing sinner.
  10. You shall not cover your neighbor’s goods.
    • Anybody noticed how the federal government is promoting income redistribution? Whatever happened to working hard to get ahead – or is that a silly, old-fashioned notion?

So….that makes us 0-10, which doesn’t bode well for our long-term happiness or survival.  A person who lives by the 10 Commandments lives a Godly, honorable life.  That is getting to be a rare breed.

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