Rick strikes another blow to the shallow perceptions of the way of following God found in the Ten Commandments. A taste,
The “Thou” that “shalt not” is the one who can, i.e., the one with the power to take. In a paternalistic culture that is the male. In a secularized, egalitarian gender culture (at least as for sexual autonomy) the “Thou” jarringly becomes male and female. The seventh commandment is about power, not sex, and mostly about the misuse of power. One can use power inequitably but you just do not. You do not because you know without ever hearing it stated that it is wrong to use liberty for license.
2 comments on “Finally a Post About Adultery as Abuse of Power”
You sifted through all my other verbiage and found the one paragraph most central to the argument.
Rick, I suspect a close look may unearth a number of connections to the abuse of power when looking at the Decalogue.