Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Laws of Man

While it is completely true that men often make terrible, useless or backwards laws, the website expresses the opinion that man can not make any laws whatsoever which would be beneficial.  Here's a quote:

It appears as if it is the mark of nobility, decorousness and civicness for a people, society or nation to make laws by which to govern themselves. But a proper assessment of such an undertaking reveals just the opposite: it is the mark of heathenism. Contrary to what is generally thought, no nation or people should be in the business of endeavoring to govern themselves.

The author claims that only God can create perfect laws, and these laws are the Ten Commandments.

The author then reverses himself in the words he places on the sign he uses to send messages to anyone who drives or walks by.  The author quotes Leviticus, which says that any child who cheeks their parents should be put to death.  That's right - he is espousing murder, even though the 6th commandment says not to murder.  Also, the laws within Leviticus are not the same as the ten commandments, but were created by man, whom the author says is incapable of forming useful, holy laws.

Since the author quoted a law in Leviticus, it is not unreasonable to believe that he also believes in the rest of the laws.  If he believes the rest of the Bible, here's who we should kill (oh, and by the way - the author is a hypocrite because it is unlikely he kills everyone the Bible tells him to):

  • Those who work on the Sabbath.
  • Those who worship other gods.
  • Any entire town who does not believe in god.
  • Anyone who blasphemes god.
  • All who curse their father or mother.
  • Adulterers.
  • Homosexuals.
  • Rebellious teenagers.
The author can not backpedal now, because, since he obviously considers the Old Testament to be truthful, this quote prevents him from saying that only some of the laws are correct:

The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever. [Isaiah 40 verse 8]

The Bible also says that we may have slaves, and where we are supposed to get them from.  Here is the proof:

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life. - Leviticus 25:44

If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property. - Exodus Chapter 21:20

Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to be refractory, nor to pilfer, but to show entire and true fidelity. - Titus 2:9

I have chosen not to make Robert T. Lee (the name of the author who claims ownership of the ten commandments website) the freak of the week and to temporarily suspend this theme in lieu of the discovery of his website.

Stay tuned for more.

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