The Ten Commandments a solution to the world’s problems?

that is what Dennis Prager thinks.  I think he could be on to something!  🙂  He has written a column about this and shares his thoughts about each commandment. He starts out saying quite forthrightly:

There is only one solution to the world’s problems, only one prescription for producing a near-heaven on earth.

It is 3,000 years old.

And it is known as the Ten Commandments.

Properly understood and applied, the Ten Commandments are really all humanity needs to make a beautiful world. While modern men and women, in their hubris, believe that they can and must come up with new ideas in order to make a good world, the truth is there is almost nothing new to say.

If people and countries lived by the Ten Commandments, all the great moral problems would disappear.

Or, to put it another way, all the great evils involve the violation of one or more of the Ten Commandments.

He goes on then, to enumerate his thoughts on the benefits of and possibilities of following/keeping each of the commandments.  Now, please note, Mr Prager is Jewish but, so far as I know, not Christian, though he vouches for and advocates the promotion of traditional/historic “Judeo-Christian” values as being the best which society should follow for this to be a better world.  So, he is a commentator and not a Theologian per se, so his comments are brief and general and not meant to be scholarly.  And that is just fine.  Like I said, I think he is on the right track.  The only caveat I might add is the necessity of universal acknowledgement and recognition of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as Messiah, Savior and Lord of all creation!

Okay, fine, I know that Jesus sermon on the Mount trumps the Ten Commandments but I think in a general sense they are good and necessary to follow/keep.

Read on and let me know what you think.

 

Advertisements

2 responses to “The Ten Commandments a solution to the world’s problems?

  1. Pingback: Elsewhere (08.26.2011) | Near Emmaus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s