8th commandment

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{{Bible|Exodus 20:15}}
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{{Bible|Exodus 20:15}}:
''Thou shalt not steal.''
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{{Bible-verse|15|Thou shalt not steal.}}
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{{Bible|Deuteronomy 5:19}}:
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{{Bible-verse|19|Neither shalt thou steal.}}
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{{Bible|Exodus 34:25}}:
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{{Bible-verse|25|Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.}}
  
 
===Counter Apologetics===
 
===Counter Apologetics===

Revision as of 18:21, 12 April 2008

Exodus 20:15 Bible-icon.png:

15 Thou shalt not steal.

Deuteronomy 5:19 Bible-icon.png:

19 Neither shalt thou steal.

Exodus 34:25 Bible-icon.png:

25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

Counter Apologetics

  • This commandment is often cited as proof of the morality of the Bible or the neccessity of the Ten Commandments, however almost every law code in the history of the world has included this rule. Any half-decent law maker would come up with this rule without needing to a god to tell them.
  • The Jewish people in the story traveled across the desert before finally being told that it isn't okay to go around pocketing other people's things?

In United States Law

  • The 8th commandment is a part of U.S. Law. U.S. Law prohibits the taking of another's property without permission (and usually some form of compensation). It is worth noting that this prohibition exists in one form or another in virtually every society in the world, Christian dominated or not.
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