The Constitution of the United States IS NOT based on the Bible - the word "God" is nowhere to be found in it, and there is no law anywhere in the United States against believing or not believing in any god. Only 3 of the 10 Commandments have any corresponding laws, and none of them are exclusive to Christianity. Let's go over them one by one:
Commandment #1. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Not only is this commandment nowhere to be found in the Constitution, it totally violates the First Amendment, which states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." We're just getting started and we've utterly undermined the American concept of religious liberty!
Commandment #2. "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image..." Again this violates the First Amendment right to freedom of religion, and freedom of speech - not to mention the idiotic hypocrisy of Christians who insist on putting a graven image of a document that prohibits the making of graven images on public property like government buildings!
Commandment #3. "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." Again, this completely contradicts the First Amendment right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Commandment
#4."Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." This commandment may have influenced their society in days gone by, but working on weekends is hardly illegal, and nobody gives it a second thought anymore.
Commandment #5. "Honor thy father and thy mother." There is no law requiring children to honor their parents - in fact, the only laws in this regard are those that protect children from abusive parents who are not worthy of being honored.
Commandment #6. "Thou shall not kill." This commandment is certainly a good idea, but all civilized societies have had laws against murder since long before the Bible was written - the Code of Hammurabi for example. In other words, it's hardly an original law or unique to Christianity.
Commandment #7. "Thou shalt not commit adultery." While committing adultery is usually a bad idea, there are no laws in the United States against it. Otherwise 38 million Ashley Madison users would be in jail right now - right?
Commandment #8. "Thou shalt not steal." Like #6, this is also a good idea, but not indigenous or unique to Christianity.
Commandment #9. "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Also known as "perjury" when done in court, this commandment, like #6 and #8, is not unique to Christianity, and committing perjury while not under oath is not a crime. Advertisers and politicians do it all the time.
Commandment #10. "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's." Well, it's not only perfectly legal to covet your neighbor's possessions, their capitalistic economy would be in serious trouble if people didn't! And please note that your neighbor's wife is listed as simply part of his property, which does contradict their legal concept of gender equality.
Now tell me again - how is the Constitution or "American Law" based on the 10 Commandments? Oh, and one more pesky little detail - there is no archaeological evidence whatsoever that the so called "Exodus" of the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt ever took place. No artifacts have ever been excavated from the Sinai where 2 million people allegedly spent in excess of 350,000 hours, which is PREPOSTEROUS! Even the Jewish school of archaeology has concluded that the "Exodus" story was entirely made up! That means the main character "Moses" is made up, and the "parting of the Red Sea" and the "golden calf" AND the mighty 10 Commandments themselves! So even if the Constitution and laws were based on the 10 Commandments, they would still be based on 100% bullshit. Any questions?
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