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You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
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You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
The ten commandments are in my opinion guidelines. There is no harm in following them.

Quote:You shall have no other Gods but me.
You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
Respect your father and mother.
You must not commit murder.
You must not commit adultery.
You must not steal.
You must not give false evidence against your neighbour.
You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour.

These are good guidelines imo. You can follow the good ones and ignore the one about God if you like but at the end of the day these are good principles to live with. Credit where credit is due.
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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines





Fuck yahweh.
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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
Well I certainly don't seethe any kids in their mother's milk.
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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
No, there is no harm in following them. But once you grow up a little you realize there is no need to follow them.
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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
The problem with the 10 Commandments is that they're written in negative language, and I think that could actually cause the unintended consequence of the unconscious mind discarding the negatives and interpreting them as "kill," "steal," "adultery," "bear false witness," and "covet."

I can get on board with "Be sure to take time off and get some rest at least once a week," "Support your family," "Protect life," "Respect others' possessions," "Be faithful to your partner," "Speak the truth," and "Enjoy what you have." The ones regarding worship, though, definitely aren't needed if you don't believe there's anything to worship.
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They're shite.
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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
No harm in following them? I disagree...
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
Sure, I don't have to believe in God to follow those commandments as guidelines. There are better guidelines, though.
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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
What about people who enjoy killing and stealing?  Do these commandments take those people into consideration?


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RE: You can be an atheist and still follow the ten commandments as guidelines
(January 20, 2017 at 1:24 am)paulpablo Wrote: What about people who enjoy killing and stealing?  Do these commandments take those people into consideration?

They should be encouraged to join the military.  Tongue
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