• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The 10 commandments

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Are the Ten Commandments still relevant in today's world? This is a question asked by many Christians to themselves when considering the age of their religious guidelines: the ten commandments were made many thousands of years ago, so can they still be used relevantly and reliably today? I don't believe the answer is simple, as I will show in this essay. The answer can depend on how you interpret the question - whether it is relevant to all people or solely Christians and Jews. If it is the former, then the first four commandments go against other religions that believe in other Gods. ...read more.

Middle

This commandment is still loosely relevant as Christians should still abide by it. After all, the commandments were made for the Christians (and Jews). The first commandment is clearly broken by some religions, and even in Christianity you could say celebrities are idolised, but not in the same way. To Christians, the first is very relevant and the second a bit less. Overall neither commandment is very relevant to non-religious people in today's world. The fourth commandment seems to be very sceptical. Among non-religious people, Sunday is no longer the sole day of resting, as they now have the sixth day, Saturday to rest too. ...read more.

Conclusion

However they also continue to host religious services on Sundays, leaving this commandment's relativity to the modern day in the Christian and Jewish community open to interpretation. In conclusion I believe that we cannot simply state whether the commandments are simply relevant today or not. We know that the last six commandments are relevant to all across the world in modern times. The first four commandments as shown are very open to interpretation by both non-religious people and some Christians. On the most part, I believe they are still a very reliable source of guideline for Christian across the world. Considering their age, it is quite amazing just how relevant they are. Freddie Preece 4L ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Anthropology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Anthropology essays

  1. Are we in a post-traumatic age?

    (P305, Herman, 1995) Psychological expert's aspirations of broadening psychology's reach and influence and enlarging the responsibilities of government were happening and the belief that psychology might expose universal laws of human behaviour had caught their imagination. (PP309-10, Herman, 1995) In the name of mental health, relevant insights and practices were

  2. Giving examples of established and new religions, discuss what you deem to be core ...

    Already in the 7th Century, when Japan first established a certain degree of national unity, there was a fusion of Shinto, Buddhist and Confucian elements." [Ishisa: 1971:8.] With this quote in mind, a brief discussion on the historical beginnings of Japanese religion is necessary, for it is impossible to fully understand their contemporary society if the past is hidden.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work