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Between this thread the the Judge/10 commandments thread, I have a couple questions.
One of the "commandments" (even the word commandment makes me uneasy. Smacks of the kind of authoritarian parenting I don't support. Wouldn't "recommendations" be better? ) is: honor your mother and father. Well, some mothers and fathers are not worthy of honor.
What about "honor your children and all life?" Shouldn't that be in there somewhere? Then we couldn't get away with locking 5 yos' in filthy cribs, or keeping large African lions covered in mange in tiny cages in suburban back yards. Just 2 examples I have seen lately of the fallout from this missing "commandment. " Along with the injustice of illegally starting a war and bombing innocent brown skinned (so they matter even less) children and nursing mothers.
(Minor point, but most Christians ignore the graven images commandment altogether anyway, I have noticed. Why does this outdated [IMO] commandment have to be in a courthouse? Do Alabamans really need daily reminders not to "worship idols?")
Sorry to combine thoughts from 2 different threads, but it all goes together in my mind. JMO, and just my own personal frustration.