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Monday, August 18, 2014

How 10 Commandments conflict w. Government

Today's post is not about religion or being religious, and one does not even need to have belief in such or the 10 Commandments to understand the points we are seeking to make..

If one reads the 10 Commandments, they seem on the face of things pretty straight forward and you can personally agree with them or not

We're going to show how a society that genuinely believed and took those 10 laws as Superior to secular law would force this society to change drastically from how it is currently constructed.
Before we begin, we noticed each religious denomination i.e. Anglican Protestant, Catholic, Jewish separated the Commandments at different points..

So to stay consistent, even though it was the Jewish faith that created the laws, we're going to use the Anglican break-down since this nation was founded and led pretty much by Anglicans (and deists/agnostics)

Let's begin:
1 -- 'You shall have no other Gods before me'

In this version 'I am the Lord your God' is the preface.  In the Jewish version, its the first Commandment and in the Catholic and Lutheran faiths, they merge the preface and first two Commandments into #1..

In secular America as well as elsewhere around the world there is another 'God' that competes intensely for people's love and admiration..

It is called money..  The System tries to blend the two by putting the name 'God' on the money so people can feel not so ashamed

Most people who call themselves believers of whatever faith they belong to are often too lazy or detached or discouraged to make effort to connect to their religion
Yet often these same people will work nonstop and be driven to earn more and more money with the goal of buying nicer things which require more money and more toil and zealous energy..

And the hamsters are steadily running their wheels..

If people put money in the proper perspective, didn't hoard over it or think it can be taken with them into the afterlife, this Matrix-like System for better or worse would collapse upon itself..

Society can not function without individuals putting themselves and their needs over all others including their God and striving like Pac Man to gobble up every dollar-sign 'pellet' it can engorge..
2 -- 'You shall not make for yourself an idol'

This obviously connects with the first Commandment

Remember what the 'Calf' was made of in the Old Testament.. it wasn't mud or dung.. it was Gold

Instead of Christ's cross or Star of David, many emotionally are bonded to to '$'

They will put up with a lot of stress and tension and indignities; they will put family and spousal/parental responsibilities a distant second to keep a job..
They will be told when to arrive, where to sit, what to wear, when to use the bathroom, when to eat lunch, when to leave and all the while be spied on via phone and email like parents to little children..

And so much more.. All to obtain '$$'

Society can not function and the System crumbles if most people do not live economic lives of incremental reward i.e. wages and constant struggle to obtain more.
3 -- 'Do not take the Lord's name in vain..'

If a person said something threatening out loud in public which was directed in a moment of rage toward God ("I wish the Lord would if possible kill himself.."), that individual may offend those around them and be perceived as a total loon but he/she would not be arrested or incarcerated for it...

Now try speaking out loud in public that you wish the President the same fate.. We double-dog dare you..

In this country, the laws are set up where the President or really any elected official is superior to God.
You can take the Lord's name in vain all the time..  everyone shrugs.

But wish Obama or a Senator or local dog catcher ill will and pardon the joke but God help you..

Society i.e. Government does not fear God in any way..  You certainly do not have hundreds of Secret Service people with thousands of weapons and millions of bullets at their disposal to protect God

To Government, 'He' is a creation; a figment in people's imagination and as long as religion is not used to get laws passed or incumbents out of office, the power structure of this nation couldn't give a God-Darn about the Lord's name..
4 -- 'Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy..'

The US is a nation that is economically 70% dependent upon shopping and consumption to survive..  It needs people buying products and services 7 days a week..

If there was a national law that the Sunday Sabbath was to be respected and all businesses except non-essentials were to be closed all day, the GDP would tank into the red and we'd have a depression.

The government can function with schools and government jobs closed for the weekend..  But it needs those malls and Super-Wally Worlds' to remain perpetually open.
5 -- 'Honor your father and mother'

As in respect and listen to your parents..

As also in you do not Ever rat your parents to the law

The criminal justice system is able to force most people to either plead guilty or be found guilty by trial not by good detective work or fact-finding, but by coercing people to rat out their friends, acquaintances and/or those they love

The 5th Commandment specifically imply you do not do this..  You keep your mouth shut about them... your siblings, you spouse, your children as they are to demonstrate the same loyalty to you or thus be betraying God's Commandment..
Police will play upon someone's conscious and try to intertwine distress with guilt based on religious teaching, and will even have witnesses swear on a Bible to seek to show a connection between religion and the state.

But its really bullshit..

The Court doesn't care if you lie to God.. You are only held in contempt for perjury if you lie to the judge and attorneys in cross-examination.

So if the greater society believes the Lord is the ultimate judge, jury and meter of justice and one does not ever betray kin to a secular law, then it will be near impossible to make arrests that carry through to convictions..

And whether you think this is good or bad is based more in part in how corrupt the legal system is as currently constructed..
~ "Im gonna kill you rebel because the Union must stay one nation!"

6 -- 'You shall not kill/murder'

Notice there's no exceptions..   There is nowhere listed where the Commandment states 'with the exception of in time of war' or 'unless your nation drafts you into service'

There's nothing that mentions the right of a state or the 'State' to take a life of a criminal..

All the semantic minutia of murder v manslaughter, voluntary v involuntary, first degree v second, premeditated v calculate..  this is all legalese mumbo-jumbo created by man; by the System

If one sincerely believe the 10 Commandments, you do not kill another ever, no matter the reason, and if society truly embraced this concept, there'd be no military and no war, and the US would not be anything close to an all-domineering Superpower and policeman to the world with nearly a trillion annually wasted to fight these fruitless combat-actions..
7 -- 'You shall not commit adultery'

If there's one commandment the System really doesn't care about most, it is this one..

Not only is one not arrested, prosecuted or incarcerated or fined simply for cheating on their spouse but thanks to marriage counseling, self-help books and divorce law, there are plenty of ways for others to profit off the damage assuming the spouse actually believes in monogamy..

Now an open marriage both parties are happy or least bit bothered and no one profits..

Government does not respect or value the sanctity or importance of marriage except as a legal contract and means of generating more tax revenue i.e. the licence, income tax filing status, etc..
8 -- 'You shall not steal'

Obviously government and law enforcement care on this because in the hierarchy of society, the business owner must be protected at all costs...

This is not only true of police nabbing shoplifters and bank robbers, but of the court system making sure a company at fault never has to pay enough in damages that it would actually feel financial pain..

And of course there's the joke of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, a business scoundrel's best friend..

To paraphrase what Donald Trump once said..  'I've taken my businesses to bankruptcy many times when not making a profit..  It is a great way to get rid of the debts and then can make money again..'

Now government may not want people to actively steal but it has no problem or guilt setting the system as such where so few have so much and so many have little to nothing to the point where the  only alternative is to attempt to steal..
9 -- 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor'

We interpret this as essentially for people to mind their own business where their neighbor or others are concerned unless you see genuine wrongdoing..

And what's the System's mantra especially after 9/11?

If you see anything suspicious, report it..    If anything seems odd or strange about someone, report him/her..

Don't be afraid to be wrong.. Just keep vigil..
10 -- 'You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.  You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor'

Among Lutherans and Catholics, these two sentences are Commandments 9 + 10..  Here it is just #10..

The economy with advertising in particular is built upon a foundation of coveting; of impressing or hoping your neighbor or co-worker, etc will be pissed at one's new car or shirt or watch..

Most people shop not based on Need and functionality but on Want and emotional fulfillment of the Id.

And even if many are not conscious of it, that buying X or Y will make others jealous, envious, annoyed and/or feel down about their lot in life..
And then so he/she goes out and buys something to compete

And that's how the modern economy functions..

In summary, a contented person who isn't worried about money, perception or what others are doing, who places their God and particular faith as a high priority in their life and who will not serve the State in any function (to kill/die for it or to turn in their kin) serves little to no purpose as far as the System is concerned..

And a society of individuals like this would mean a new nation and world at large that for better or worse, we wouldn't even begin to recognize vs today.