But for me as a Jewish person looking as the ones in the quiz I know that those are not the proper translations nor are the fully how we understand them as Jewish people and in context of Judaism.
Which is fine, we are more then happy to stay to ourselves and keep doing our thing as we have for the past several thousand plus years.
The problems really happen when people try to take those christian understanding and translations and try to apply to us and fit us inside of that context and we are like um yeah like that is not really what we are talking about and please leave us alone okay thank you.
by the time many leave, they have converted to Islam.
It is not like you can pee on a stick and the results comes out positively or negatively.
and looking into their hearts and souls would not be much help either, you would see if someone was good or bad or something in between, and then what? there are both good and bad people amongst christians and non-christians.
That is just false and completely wrong.
What am I doing with my life?
The first 3 are about god being jealous. Not only is this irrelevant to morality, it just teaches pettiness. As if jealousy is a good thing when in fact it's among the worst of all human traits. Commandment 1 teaches religious intolerance and inspired things like the Inquisition. Commandment 2 and similar rules in offshoot religions have inspired things like the riots and resulting deaths from the Danish cartoon controversy. Commandment 3 and similar rules have resulted in people being killed on charges of "blasphemy" and is antithetical to the superior secular value of freedom of speech.
#4 assigns magical powers to a specific day of the week and also has nothing to do with morality. Remember the punishment prescribed for this (all of these) is death. For picking up sticks or cooking your food on a Saturday. Death.
#5 is not moral. If you have terrible parents, or abusive parents, or parents who command you to do immoral things, there is nothing wrong with disobeying them.
#6 ... number six!! Took them long enough to get to this one but it's always the one Christians mention first. First of all every society on Earth has come up with some variation of this rule independently. It's a no brainer. But more importantly, the version found in the Bible if you read the context is not an outright prohibition on murder. It's very clear in the Old Testament that this rule only applied to other Hebrews in your tribe. Encouraging tribalism and othering is not a good thing. It might be the root of all evil.
#8 - I'm not convinced that the concept of personal property is such a good thing, either. But, okay maybe I could get on board with this one. Though, like #6, it's another no-brainer that almost every society on Earth has come up with.
#9 - also not inherently moral. But there are people so convinced that honesty is always moral that they end up doing evil to avoid telling a lie. Think of the people hiding Anne Frank in their attic. If the gestapo ask who's upstairs, what's the moral thing to do?
#10 - this is advocating the punishment of thought crime and is abominable.
And yet.. not a single thing on here about rape, slavery, child molestation, equality, etc. But... graven images? Yeah, that's covered.
P.S. I was responding to a direct question... you inserted yourself into a conversation to announce that you found people (who were not talking to you) obnoxious. You really think being "one of those people" makes you something other than obnoxious? Why are the worst people always the exact things they accuse everyone else of being? Freud had these kinds pegged.
Especially for those of us who aren't from North America and can't instantly knock off 5/6/7+ of the states the Mississippi river borders or the Canadian provinces.
There are no real 'easy' categories there, each one requires a bit of thinking about, even the body parts one is tricky albeit in a frustrating "why can't I get this?' kinda way.
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