Should the 10th commandment really be listed under good laws? It's a law againsts thoughts and desires. While that might be a good concept to follow personally, it definately wouldn't make a good law. Maybe I'm just being picky, but if this commandment were enforced it would be a pretty bad thing:
“You must not desire your fellowman’s house. You must not desire your fellowman’s wife, nor his slave man nor his slave girl nor his bull nor his ass nor anything that belongs to your fellowman.”
In fact, this is something that some religions use to label masterbation and porn wrong. They say that in order to masterbate you have to be thinking about taking something that doesn't belong to you, and that is covetousness.
IMO no thought should be illegal.
LtCmd.Lore 16:07, 30 April 2007 (CDT)
Holy crap! I'm the one who added it! I have shamed myself. Removing... LtCmd.Lore 20:06, 1 May 2007 (CDT)
The bit from Exodus 20 says:
- “You must not testify falsely as a witness against your fellowman. 17 “You must not desire your fellowman’s house. You must not desire your fellowman’s wife, nor his slave man nor his slave girl nor his bull nor his ass nor anything that belongs to your fellowman.”
The "fellowman" bit looks odd. Which translation is this? Is it copyrighted? Can it be freely quoted like this? Is there any reason to choose this one rather than one which will be more familiar to Bible readers? --Arensb 10:58, 1 May 2007 (CDT)
All links are automatically from the King James Version
--Logix 15:55, 1 May 2007 (CDT)
Sorry, that was me. It's from the "New World Translation" It's the Jehovahs Witness bible, it's the only one I had handy, and I wasn't aware of BibleGateway at the time. I'll fix that at the same time I remove the 10th commandment. LtCmd.Lore 20:06, 1 May 2007 (CDT)
Also my mistake, all my links were automatically kjv, sorry.
--Logix 21:47, 1 May 2007 (CDT)
Does the Bible NOT contain any laws against pedophilia? I couldn't find any... If that's the case, I think it's worth mentioning. LtCmd.Lore 11:35, 7 June 2007 (CDT)
Remove 1 Kings 16?
It looks to me as though 1 Kings 16:11 should be removed from the list: this not a law against urinating against walls; rather, this passage tells of how Zimri killed all of the relatives of Baasha, including everyone who "pisseth against a wall". I wouldn't be surprised if this were an idiom meaning a male. So this verse isn't an injunction against public urination, but rather an account of a massacre.