Thou shalt not:


I ask this question of anyone I can when the conversation of religion comes up (as it often does).


"Moses was taught that men were living in such unruly ways, lacking self-discipline, and all men were to be told that to kill was against God, for do not forget, God is The Creator and The Judge. Men do not have the right to kill another human being, whether it be to take his life, his will, his dignity, his skill, his mind, his hope, his trust, his integrity. Men can be depleted of physical energy, emotional control and spiritual strength by another man’s lack of self-discipline, emotional instability, greed, hate, lust, anger, lack of charity.

To kill is to rob man of the great privilege reserved for God alone. Only God has the right to judge when the physical must end."

Physical - Will - Love - Trust - Hope - Faith - Gifts of Talent - Abortion - Moral Standards - Spirit - Mind


kill is a mistranslation.
Self defense has always been recognised.

"Unlike most private revelation, the “miracle of St. Joseph” boldly claims to be the source of new doctrinal revelation. The “miracle” is the heretofore unrevealed belief that St. Joseph is the incarnation of the Holy Spirit, as fully God as Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the Blessed Virgin Mary is also “part of the Divine.” It is unclear just what Klug means by this statement but her followers maintain that the Virgin Mary is the incarnation of God the Father.

The “revelations” have been condemned in the strongest possible terms by the bishops of the dioceses of Orange and San Bernardino as well as the archbishop of Los Angeles. Their joint statement of condemnation refers to the “heretical” doctrines espoused, the “spurious” revelations received, and characterizes the organization “St. Joseph’s Hill of Hope- City of God” as “independent of the Roman Catholic Church, its jurisdiction, and its favor”


That’s a no-brainer. Considering Moses orders the deaths of 3,000 or more Jews after the golden calf, we have to conclude that the prohibition is against murder and not all forms of killing.


I find this Catechism explains the Catholic view of the 5th Commandment clearly:

Makes for an interesting read.

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