The Ten Commandments: Not just for religious right-wing nutjobs

Fellowship of the Minds


Much of our moral rules and beliefs are not unique to America but universal, shared by other countries and peoples across space and time.

Philosophers and ethicists maintain that human morality is not some free-floating belief system, but rather has a utilitarian self-interested foundation. As an example, the rule against eating pork is common to the Middle East, both Jew and Arab. According to anthropologists, the prohibition protects a community, living in primitive conditions, from being infected with tape worm by ingesting raw or undercooked meat of infected pigs.

Above all, human morality is SOCIAL in purpose and nature.

Morals and ethics enable human beings to coexist with each other in some semblance of harmony. Just think: What need would you have of morality if you’re the only human in the world? There would be no need for moral injunctions or laws against murder or theft or adultery or rape…

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About KellyAnn Hicks-Digby

My hubster & I have been married for almost 35 yrs (seems like yesterday). We are empty-nesters with 2 handsome sons & 2 beautiful daughters-in-law. We also have a large adopted family that are very special to us! I am a not-so-perfect Christian-in-the-making, a wife, a mother, professional Chef, writer & paralegal. I went to college at 50 and graduated with my Bachelors degree 4 years later. We moved to S.C. 7 years ago and love our new home and the Southern culture and our friends and family. I love chocolate, cheesecake and putting a smile on folks & family's faces by creating special meals and sweet treats for them. My passion is to find the best darn chocolate and eat it all! Life cannot & should not exist without great chocolate! Life is short eat dessert first! Till next time ya'll!
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