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Spirituality

  1. Standard member Blobby
    You Cheeky
    02 Mar '05 17:44
    Why do we have them, and a bigger question is what happens if we break these sacred rules?
  2. Standard member Darfius
    The Apologist
    02 Mar '05 17:47
    Originally posted by Blobby
    Why do we have them, and a bigger question is what happens if we break these sacred rules?
    We have them to learn what is offensive to the being who made us so that we can attempt to please Him by following His rules. I'm actually rather surprised that there are only 10 Commandments.

    Also, if you'll note, not killing and stealing is actually beneficial to people.

    If you break the Commandments, particularly without the blood of Christ washing it away afterwards, you'll probably end up being punished.
  3. Standard member Varg
    Thinking...
    02 Mar '05 22:13
    They are pointless.
    I can't remember them exactly, but last time I looked the first five are basically, thou shalt grovel and kiss my arse, and the next five are blindingly obvious ones which could be replaced with "don't be nasty".
  4. 05 Mar '05 00:44
    All of the commandments are there for our benefit. Every time we break a commandment we are hurting someone.
  5. Standard member telerion
    True X X Xian
    05 Mar '05 01:01
    Originally posted by Peter X
    All of the commandments are there for our benefit. Every time we break a commandment we are hurting someone.
    Which ten commandments? The first ones or the second ones?
  6. Standard member DoctorScribbles
    BWA Soldier
    05 Mar '05 01:05
    Originally posted by Peter X
    Every time we break a commandment we are hurting someone.
    Who is harmed when the Sabbath is forgotten?
  7. 05 Mar '05 01:14
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Who is harmed when the Sabbath is forgotten?

    I would love to hear your own answer to that question.
  8. 05 Mar '05 01:17
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Who is harmed when the Sabbath is forgotten?
    Scientific research has shown real benefits for having one day of rest per week. People who work seven days a week can get "burned out."
  9. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    05 Mar '05 01:22
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Who is harmed when the Sabbath is forgotten?
    Say if you lie to someone on the sabbath or steal.
  10. Standard member DoctorScribbles
    BWA Soldier
    05 Mar '05 01:24
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Say if you lie to someone on the sabbath or steal.
    If you lie to someone on the sabbath or steal.
  11. Standard member DoctorScribbles
    BWA Soldier
    05 Mar '05 01:25
    Originally posted by ivanhoe

    I would love to hear your own answer to that question.
    I don't think that the sort of forgetting of the Sabbath that is forbidden by the commandment necessarily hurts anybody.
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    05 Mar '05 01:26
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    If you lie to someone on the sabbath or steal.
    Then you just hurt your friend and God by stealing and lying to them.
    And you hurt yourself and God for not keeping it holy.
  13. Standard member DoctorScribbles
    BWA Soldier
    05 Mar '05 01:29
    Originally posted by RBHILL

    And you hurt yourself and God for not keeping it holy.
    If God can be hurt, does that imply that he has a weakness?
    If God can be hurt, does that imply that he is not perfect?
  14. 05 Mar '05 01:46
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I don't think that the sort of forgetting of the Sabbath that is forbidden by the commandment necessarily hurts anybody.

    Could you explain yourself ? " ..... the sort of forgetting of the Sabbath that is forbidden by the commandment necessarily hurts anybody."

    I mean : "the sort of forgetting" ...... What are you referring to ?

  15. Standard member DoctorScribbles
    BWA Soldier
    05 Mar '05 01:52 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by ivanhoe

    Could you explain yourself ? " ..... the sort of forgetting of the Sabbath that is forbidden by the commandment necessarily hurts anybody."

    I mean : "the sort of forgetting" ...... What are you referring to ?

    I mean failing to remember, where remember is fully defined below.

    For example, if one of my cows did work on the Sabbath, he would have broken the commandment (or would I have? The text does not make it clear.), but it is my position that nobody necessarily suffers harm as a consequence of my cow's action.



    Originally written in stone, now copied in ink, from Exodus 10:

    8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

    10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

    11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.