dromedaryhump1 wrote:1. Don't murder folks.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:2. Slavery is wrong... dont do it.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:3. Dont take stuff that's not yours
dromedaryhump1 wrote:4. Treat women with the same respect and honor that you afford men
dromedaryhump1 wrote:5. Don't lie ... unless by not lying it does more evil than good.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:6. Don't war over imaginary supernatural things or biblical nonsense; save war for when it means keeping your freedoms or maintianig the freedoms of allies, or preventing genocide.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:7. Protect the defenseless from those who have no civility.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:8. Be good to animals ...even if you are going to eventually eat them.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:9. Genetics causes racial and sexual preference differences. Accept them.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:10. Eat a low fat high fibre diet.
re: "Murder..." Does this cover capital punishment? If so, "Do not kill" might be more specific"
re: Slavery..." How about "Don't own people"?
Treat all humans as equals. Singling out women suggests that we know that they may be perceived as different. Almost like affirmative action laws. The Golden Rule could also fit here
re: " Don't lie unless... " I'm not how I fell about this one. It is vague and open for much interpretation.
re: "War..." Do not kill? Creating exceptions, again, leads to interpretation.
re: protect the defenseless ... Again, treat all humans as equals.
10. Eat a low fat high fibre diet.
I think the Bill of Rights is far more enlightened than the 10 commandants, and written by individuals not afraid to sign their own name to their work.
Our Founding Fathers did not prohibit slavery in the Bill of Rights.
Nor did they give women the vote. Only subsequent amendments to the Constitution did that.
Commandment 1: Do only what is rationally justifiable.
dromedaryhump1 wrote:donnyton said:Commandment 1: Do only what is rationally justifiable.
I have to totally disagree / reject that as a basis for civilized existence.
First, because something can be rationally justified as being in ones best self interest, but being detrimental to society as a whole / counter to the common good.
Secondly, what is rational to you may not be rational to another.
Thus, it's too ambiguous an abstract upon which to build a moral society, and sustain it.
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