• The government changes the definition of murder to suit its purposes. For example, at one time, killing a killing a black man in cold blood was not considered murder.
  • Okay. Which is the 6th commandment? I'm not up on bible tales.
  • The exact time that human life begins is subjective. Who says that a sperm cell is not a human being? Humans don't become citizens until they are outside their mothers uterus and able to sustain their own life.
  • No, It still there. People just disregard it nowadays.
  • A sperm can never be a human life without an egg! (and then the two joining together) I think a heartbeat is a pretty good indicator of life but a live birth is #1 for me
  • The 6th Commandment; "Thy shall not kill" is still there and followed by those who think twice before their actions!
  • They think that because it hasn't left the womb that it's not a child. Hmmmm.... looks like a baby to me (and this is at 22 weeks).
  • And what makes you qualified to call it murder? Just because you make a decision about when life begins doesn't mean you're right, or that other people should be held to your standard. Besides god kills children in the womb plenty of times in the bible. . Hosea 9:11-16 Hosea prays for God’s intervention. “Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. Give them, 0 Lord: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. . .Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.” . Numbers 5:11-21 Is the description of a ritual abortion for adulteress women. . Numbers 31:17 (Moses) “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every women that hath known man by lying with him.” . Hosea 13:16 God promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and the “their women with child shall be ripped up”. . 2 Kings 15:16 God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah (aka Tiphsah) to be “ripped open”. . But god is pro-life....sure!
  • You either mean honouring the mother and father or murder. I'll assume you mean murder. Read the bible. Murder being forbidden was thrown out before the end of the chapter. Also, for some reason the definition of murder tends to be changed, depending on who is ordering what to be killed.
  • Although the ten commandments are a list of morals that people who follow the bible beleive in and are not laws,the sixth commandment, "Thous shalt not murder" is still fully in force in most countries. There are laws against it.
  • Someone "took out a contract" on it?! ;-)
  • i think it did shame
  • Yes it was thrown out a long time ago when god himself broke it lol. Gimme a break...
  • No, commandments are still valid for christians, however they are not legal laws. The government determines what is murder and what is not and evidently abortion is not. I personally am for abortion under the right circumstances, and providing that it is carried out early in pregnancy.
  • It's another one of those 'incovenient' laws that only get utilised when judging others. Such as: when a non-Christian kills. But going to war, or shooting folks in church- that's ok.
  • it does not apply to those who are not adherents of that religion.
  • It's still just as much a commandment as the others, but a lot of them have become socially acceptable to break. Of course I'm simplifying: 1. Believe in God--Are you kidding me? Just browse this or ANY social website and see if most people keep that one. 3. Don't take the name of the Lord in vain--There was a time when that language was shocking, now it's on network television. 4. Keep the sabbath holy--Not even all Christians go to church, a lot of them go on Christmas and Easter only and still call themselves Christian. 5. Honor your father and mother--yeah right. 6. Don't murder--happens all the time because a lot of people have managed to convince themselves that unborn babies aren't really people, so killing them doesn't count.
  • Just like the 10th Ammendment
  • I see you are from England. Is England a theocracy? Since when do commandments serve as a direct source for modern English law? And, more generally, since when are legal defintions of "murder" directly derived from one particular religious definition? There are a hell of alot of things that are disapproved of or outrightly condemned in the Bible, which are legal in modern secular society. You may lament this fact, but I can almost guarantee that you would be totally miserable, and have a much more narrow daily life, if in fact your country's laws were directly and exhaustively based on Biblical doctrine.

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