Surely most people wold agree that such laws as "Thou shalt not murder" are good laws. This is not to debate. I'm just wondering at what point do some of you diverge from biblical, particularly NT, moral codes. Exactly which morals do you disagree with?
yep, good laws that were around far longer than your primitive book. let's look at some of the rest.
but then we have laws in those same commandments (which don't stop at 10 at all) that say such lovely things as
don't take the name of the lord in vain. who cares about the name of a bogeyman?
keep the sabbath holy. Oh yes, when is this "sabbath"? Christians can't agree, and what makes one day better or more "holy" than the next? A book that claims that snakes talk, golly what an unimpeachable source.
Honor your father and mother. Nope only if they deserve it.
You shall not allow a woman to live who practices sorcery. Ah, murder for your god.
Whoever lies carnally with a beast shall surely be put to death. To death? I don’t agree with beastiality since it is likely painful for the critter, but death?
He who sacrifices to any god but the Lord only shall be utterly destroyed. More murder for your god.
But I’m sure you’ll claim that these dont’ count or some such excuse that Christians use to avoid having to obey the inconvenient and ridiculous laws yoru god gave and your supposed savior said were still in force (we do still see the heaven and earth right here).
Let’s look at the NT, shall we?
The support of slavery. Luke 12 Ephesians 6. Slaves are to obey their masters, even harsh ones (1 Peter 2). Not one word against slavery. And yes, slavery means the same slavery as now, not indentured servitude as Christians would like to pretend.
Considering women second class citizens. Women can’t teach men. Women can’t speak in “church”. Women are responsible for the sins of the earth. Women can’t be saved unless by childbirth.
Killing people for money or for lying. Ananias and Sapphira.
Saying that homosexuals (or if you want another translation, temple sex workers) deserve death. Romans 1
Claiming that the Jews are wrong but having not one scrap of evident that you are right. That seems rather a lie since you have no evidence that they are wrong at all.
A god that works with its enemy to corrupt more people, after all of the supposed “evil” ones were killed. Revelation 19-20
A god that needs a bloody murder to do anything. Indeed, jst, what would have happened if someone had done the right thing and helped Jesus not be cruxified?
Now, I’m wondering about the moral actions that most Christians disagree with / ignore in the bible, particularly the NT. I know you don’t like the OT because it is ridiculous and inconvenient. I mean really, trying to play musical chairs so you don’t get cooties from a menstruating woman? Pretty silly. Killing people who pick up sticks on a certain day? Malls wouldn’t have many employees would they? How many Christians do as JC supposedly said and have given up all they have to follow him, depending on God alone as the lilies and the birds? How many of you live communally like Paul claimed was now God’s wish?