The New 10 Commandments  

FanErotic6996 57M
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7/29/2006 11:22 am

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The New 10 Commandments

This is borrowed from Bernard Gert - professor of philosophy at Dartmouth
Seems like he has some very good thoughts on the matter.

1. Do not kill
2. Do not cause pain
3. Do not disable
4. Do not deprive of freedom
5. Do not deprive of pleasure
6. Do not deceive
7. Keep your promises
8. Do not cheat
9. Obey the law
10 Do your duty ( what is required by your job,social role or special circumstances.

He goes on to say
"It isnt always immoral to break one of these rules; you may kill in self-defense or lie to save a life. But you should break a rule only if you would be willing to allow everyone to break the rule in the same circumstance"

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onlyfive 69M

7/29/2006 11:48 am

Wouldn't "Harm None" cover all of those?

FanErotic6996 57M
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7/29/2006 11:59 am

Onlyfive - yes it does ona personal level- another reason I mentioned I liked yours
of course who gets to decide the meaning of harm - take # 5 for instance - do not deprive of pleasure - If a new law became Harm None - someone may just decide that being a member of a sex site causes harm and they would not allow for that.

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onlyfive 69M

7/30/2006 5:04 am

I guess that's why there are so few Pagans; we don't believe in making decisions for others. Far too many have personal agendas that extend beyond their own lives. Very sad.

LapALotta 54F

8/1/2006 4:31 am

nice reiteration .. I grew up that the original ten commandments weren't restrictive, so these make the same sense to me.

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