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Here Come the Polygamists

Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 6:39 PM
did you not see my post below. I think I was one of the first ones to comment on the LEGAL issues with polygamy. I don't give a rat as to the Religious hang-ups to polygamy. Religion shouldn't be dictating laws anyhow.
Lars795 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 11:42 PM
8. Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you, that you did not make or earn. Lots of various laws, but also broken by the government, by taking from those that produce and giving to those that could but will not.
9. LOL, look at what the Dems/Libs are doing!
10. If you like what your neighbor has you need to get it on your own. Of course ho would want Michelle?

But those 10 Commandments were to make men work for what they needed and not infringe on the rights/lives of others!
Lars795 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 11:36 PM
1. No laws, but money and power are as god to many.
2. Seens that one might construe the "joy" of viewing/playing violent movies/games now as graven images.
3. Most people today cannot speak without cussing.
4. Just another day of the week, right?

It used to get you thrown into jail for cussing in public. And with a few exceptions most states prohibited businesses being opened on Sunday.

5. Honour thy parents ...... No laws, but it follows respecting all, now it seems that the reverse is out there.

6. Actually Natural Law is survival of the fittest.
7. Actually adultery in most states is a crime, but only when pursued. Like suicide, it is only against the law when not successful.
NewAgeOfReason Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 9:38 PM
... but I don't think they are the same)
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house/wife (again no law based on wanting)

So out of the Big 10 there are TWO that are actually in the law, and they are part of Natural Law. I hardly call that the BASIS for the majority of ALL LAWS.
NewAgeOfReason Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 9:36 PM
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Yep, lots of laws are based on that one)
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image (where did I miss that in Law books?)
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain (missed that one too)
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy (oooh, not there, so what are laws based on again?)
5. Honour thy father and thy mother (good advice, but there are no laws that state this)
6. Thou shalt not kill. (Ahh there we go, but isn't this a basic tenant of Natural Law?)
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery (again, not a crime)
8. Thou shalt not steal (see #6 above)
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. (hmm, there are perjury, slander and libel laws...)
Topeka Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 8:17 PM
Mr. C thinks he knows better than the rest of us ... see his posts.

... a know it all.

*wink*

;-)
Capt-Call Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 7:55 PM
But all laws are derived from religious mores, The ten commandments are the basis for the majority of all laws.

In case you haven’t heard, some of the stars of the popular TV show “Sister Wives” are suing the state of Utah, arguing that its laws against bigamy are unconstitutional. And just last week, a reporter asked White House press secretary Jay Carney, “How does the president stand on polygamy?”

Polygamy? Are you kidding?

Not surprisingly, Carney ignored the question, but it is a question he won’t be able to ignore for long. In an extensive, feature article, Time magazine described how “once secretive plural families like the Dargers of Utah [also part of “Sister Wives”] are coming out of...