The Ten Commandments vs. The Bill of Rights

Conservative Christians often claim the Bible, and specifically the Ten Commandments, as the basis for morality. They also claim that what they believe to be God's law is the foundation for the laws of the United States and other western democracies. But is there any truth to this claim? How much of the Ten Commandments do we find expressed in the Bill of Rights? And which of the two documents provides a better framework for a just and moral society?

Comment by Walter Maki on May 12, 2011 at 9:18pm
Another excellent and well spoken video.
Comment by Steve Shives on May 12, 2011 at 10:48pm
Thanks very much, Walter!
Comment by Allanon6666 on May 15, 2011 at 9:39pm
I have to say that this is a very well thought out argument.  Great job!  But how on earth did you get invited to a church to speak, not once but twice?!
Comment by Steve Shives on May 15, 2011 at 10:20pm

Allanon: I had pictures of the pastor.

 

No, actually, it's an imaginary church. I never thought it would be so convincing! The background is chroma-keyed, and the pulpit and screen are overlays.

 

Thanks for the compliments! Glad you took the time to watch.

Comment by Allanon6666 on May 15, 2011 at 11:57pm
Heh, that's what I thought at first, but then I stopped really looking at the video and just popped back over when you were showing stuff on the screen.  Still, nicely done.
Comment by matt.clerke on July 5, 2011 at 1:01am
Wish Australia had a Bill of Rights... we currently don't have a right to free speech!

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