The Ten Commandments FAQ
The 10 commandments have been written about extensively on this website. The links below are to some of the major discussions, but you can find more through a site search.
You will note that we are quite critical of what are commonly called the biblical ten commandments (even though the bible itself identifies a different passage as the ten commandments.) However, we have no objection to individuals using them for guidance in their own lives. What we do oppose, and oppose strongly, is attempts by followers of these commandments to impose them on others.
- Reflections on Ethics 06: The 10 Commandments as a Basis for Morality?
- and following discussion.
- 1st commandment
- 2nd commandment
- 3rd commandment
- 4th commandment
- 5th commandment
- 6th commandment
- 7th commandment
- 8th commandment
- 9th commandment
- 10th commandment
- Reflections on Ethics 7: Cognitive Dissonance and Scripture
- Reflections on Ethics 14: John Tyrrell's 10 Guidelines
- Reflections on Ethics 19: Bertrand Russell's Ten Commandments
- Reflections on Ethics 40: What’s Wrong With the Ten Commandments?
- Reflections on Ethics 65: The Tenth Commandment: The Hidden Meaning of Coveting
- Reflection 66 through Reflection 75 along with Reflection 65 above are all extracts from Joseph Lewis's classic examination of The 10 Commandments.
- Reflections on Ethics 96: Penn Jillette's 10 Commandments
- Reflections on Ethics 103: The Five Precepts of Buddhism
- Reflections on Ethics 107: Bearing False Witness - The Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument.
- Meditation 120: The Oasis Bordello meets the 10 Commandments
- Ask the Patriarch 32: Justify your ranking
- Discussion 4 to Ask the Patriarch 261 & 262: The Ten Commandments
- A Miscellany 451: W.O. Mitchell's Twelfth Commandment
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