Friday, November 02, 2018

The seventh commandment

According to the Ten Commandments, God says "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

There are four possibilities here.

1. God really did command us not to commit adultery, and is right to do so. 
2. God commanded us not to commit adultery, but he made a mistake. (This would involve a conception of God that is very unorthodox, to say the least). 
3. God exists, but did not command us not to commit adultery. (Maybe he was misquoted.)

4. God does not exist. 

5 comments:

bmiller said...

Next do "Thou shalt not kill".

Legion of Logic said...

Well it depends on what is, is.

Victor Reppert said...

bmiller: Ever heard of the seamless garment doctrine? Some push it to include pacifism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consistent_life_ethic

bmiller said...

Victor,

Yes, I'm quite familiar with the argument (it's not a doctrine).
It has a lot going for it, but it also some things that contradict Catholic Church teaching.

Certainly total pacifism would contradict Just War Theory.

David Brightly said...

Or,

5. God is the collective wisdom of the ages warning us, in this case, against the destructive power of sexual jealousy.