Last edited by Franco; 07-02-2009 at 08:57 AM.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis
Most of the Rabbi's commandments that you linked to are for Jewish ritual or day to day living. Rituals for the temporary cleansing of sins whether through willful intent or sins of omission. The Rabbi is still waiting for their messiah to signal the coming of the age of Messiah, for them the Messiah is not an individual so much as an age when the rituals will no longer be required because sin and evil cease to exist.
The Decalogue is on a different spiritual level as given to Moses, It was not given as a bar for the people to live above ...it is impossible, Christians believe it is to communicate to Gods people how far they had slipped from Gods original intent for them ( see Augustines doctrine of original sin). It sets the stage for the resolution of sin and death and the restoration of Gods people with the coming Messiah. Man must recognize his own failings and choose the salvation offered through a sacrifice that was different from all of the ritual sacrifices in the book of Leviticus, the rituals in Leviticus could not attain a lasting absolution, lasting absolution required a sacrifice that is perfect, the coming Messiah.
All that to say you misinterpreted the Rabbi's list.
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