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Not the actual/exact 10 Commandments


While these short films are great, the fact is that they are not based on the exact 10 Commandments found in the Bible but on St. Augustine's version of them.

St. Augustine of Hippo (in order to make Christianity appeal more to the pagan Romans) omitted the 2nd Commandment (which was against making any graven images) and then took the 10th Commandment and broke it into two separate Commandments.

The result is the Catholic 10 Commandments, not the Biblical 10 Commandments. Therefore, the name of this great series should've been named Dekalog Katolicki as it is much more accurate.




That Championship Season (1982) - Most underrated movie of all time.

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It all depends on how you count them. The Bible never says that there are ten, and if some people want to say that the passages on graven images (Exodus 20:4-6 and Deuteronomy 5:8-10) are just a further explanation of the first commandment, and that the last verse in each listing (Exodus 20:17 and Deuteronomy 5:21) contains two commandments, that doesn't mean that they are not following the Bible. It's not like the Bible had the commandments numbered or in separate paragraphs, or that even the verses were numbered. (The verse numbers that we are so familiar with were only introduced in the 16th century.)

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So, by your definition of these commandments, there are no such thing as The Ten Commandments....gotcha. So I guess everyone who uses the reference "Ten Commandments" never came to that logical conclusion by simply counting them. After all, according to you, there are not Ten Commandments because "the Bible never says that there are ten."

I guess we better notify everyone that they're wrong and perhaps change the name of this series because, according to you, there is no such thing as "The Ten Commandments."

Gotcha Mr. Bible Scholar 😉

That Championship Season (1982) - Most underrated movie of all time.

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An exercise for you: which of the commandments is most implicated by someone making a strawman argument?

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