7th commandment

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*The punishment prescribed in Leviticus is death. Most modern cultures would frown on such an extreme punishment.
 
*The punishment prescribed in Leviticus is death. Most modern cultures would frown on such an extreme punishment.
 
*The reason for this rule was to preserve male bloodlines and male power without needing to guess the paternity of children.
 
*The reason for this rule was to preserve male bloodlines and male power without needing to guess the paternity of children.
*This is not a law in the United States and such a law would be unconstitutional. Apologists claiming the Ten Commandments are the source for the United States legal code are clearly wrong.
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===In United States Law===
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Th 7th commandment is not a part of U.S. Law. There is no federal law against the practice of adultery. Many still consider it immoral (religious or not), but the only laws prohibiting it are local or state laws that are rarely enforced. Some have made the argument that such a federal edict would be unconstitutional.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:33, 29 March 2008

Exodus 20:14 Bible-icon.png Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Counter Apologetics

  • The punishment prescribed in Leviticus is death. Most modern cultures would frown on such an extreme punishment.
  • The reason for this rule was to preserve male bloodlines and male power without needing to guess the paternity of children.

In United States Law

Th 7th commandment is not a part of U.S. Law. There is no federal law against the practice of adultery. Many still consider it immoral (religious or not), but the only laws prohibiting it are local or state laws that are rarely enforced. Some have made the argument that such a federal edict would be unconstitutional.

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