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The first four laws in the Bible are about man's conduct towards his Creator, and the last six are about his behavior towards his fellow men.
The Ten Commandments can be summarized into two laws: Love God, and love your neighborβ€”and the entire Bible is full of commentaries how to put them into practice.
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A set of 10 rules given out by Moses (AHS) that were passed down to keep people on the straight and narrow. they were:
1. You shall have no other Gods but me.
2. You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4. You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
5. Respect your father and mother.
6. You must not kill.
7. You must not commit adultery.
8. You must not steal.
9. You must not give false evidence against your neighbour.
10. You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour.
guy1: dude look at your neigbours chick! shes a godess
guy2: bro, you're breaking 2 of the ten commandments!
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Ten rules that Christians and Jews claim is the "moral foundation of our country."

In reality, only two (thou shall not kill/thou shall not steal,) are actual laws.

These laws are common sense laws found in nearly every society across the world.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
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For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
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The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.

All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.

But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.

Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Exodus 34:14-28
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A Code of Laws created by the Lord Our God, and presented to Moses directly by God on Mount Sinai after leading the Israelites out of Egypt and from slavery. Now these ten major rules of how people are instructed to lead their lives are used by the billions of worshippers in both Christianity and Judiasm.
Unfortunately, now these ten very important laws are coming under attack for being displayed in public, as they have been for about the past two years. They are attacked by people who "believe" that these rules are unconstitutional (see separation of church and state).
It is important for us to save these Ten Commandments, as they are a major part of the moral foundation of the United States and many other countries. What's next? Are we going to arrest people for carrying the Bible around?
I recommend that everyone who cares about saving these important moral guidelines should go sign online petitions like those on the websites of the Center For Reclaiming America and the American Family Association. Also try contacting your state congressmen and appeal to them as well.
by A Christian March 23, 2005
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