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Why the hang up on, thou shalt not?
I'm a former Catholic, who almost became a Franciscan priest. Over the years, I have wondered, and, this is one of the reasons for my rejecting the Christian faith, seeking a better path. Why, do Christians, Catholics in particular, favor the enforcement of what I call, thou shalt not, commandments; especially when their own founder gave them many more 'thou shalt commandments?
I have sought this answer for so many years, and still come up empty. Am I wrong that we should be living a life of those beatitudes, instead of crying and stagnating over the thou shalt not's?