So, if a Bible can be re-worded (which is itself against the commandments) to adjust for modern times, you should be able to as well.
Just so you know, King James Bible is a TRANSLATION.
It is RE-WORDED translation of an earlier bible.
(to use your words)
I believe that the oldest bible is either hebrew or greek.
And BonAmour quote is closer. Something to the effect of
thou shall not unjustifable murder.
I dont remember the original quote, so dont hold it against me,
I havnt been to bible study in 30 or 35 years.
You need to discuss the saturday issue with your
pastor and church elders.
I am sure this is not the first time the Saturday issue
has came up.
Maybe they can offer some guidence in the problem.
That's the bible I was raised with, so it's the one I know.
I'm no theologian, so I'm no expert on translations or origins. I'm just another former Catholic.
Gonna be strange times ahead, when they start letting us enforce the Commandments:
"3-0 Mike, 505 West One-Four-Five Street, apartment 3 Charlie on the third floor, male coveting his neighbors wife, and also his ox. Check and advise, K."
This whole religion thing in my opinion is WAY OUT OF HAND! I don't care what faith you are, Jewish, Seventh Day, Catholic, Islam, etc.....
I am a religious man. My religion is celebrated on Sundays. In my area, SUnday between 06:30 and 13:00 you can pick one of many services. As a police officer and federal agent, I was working MANY of those days. I missed my opportunity to worship multiple times and especially on many holidays. And yes, I could have spent as little as 1 hour at church or spend several, teaching the youth or doing the cooking for the afternoon meal or Bible Study, etc... The list goes on.
My feelings and thoughts are this:
1) Religion is NOT about one day a week. Just because you can't make it to mass or services, that makes you no less of a person of that faith. Religion is a 24/7/365 thing. Not celebrating on the one day the majority do is NOT a bad thing nor deemed unacceptable by any religion. I moved my to my day off every week and went to services on that day. I spoke to my religious leader and he agreed with my view.
2) If you think that your personal religion or membership/congregation/parish can't survive without you making it once a week, well, you are sadly mistaken. Religion has been around way to long as have the various faiths.
3) The duties of a police officer are far more serving than any religion. In 8 hours of police work, you are serving yourself, the entire community at large, and the Lord or supreme being your faith has. I have helped more people in a year on the streets of New York than any priest has done giving a weekly sermon. And that folks came from the mouth of a Cardinal with the Roman Catholic Church. He was right. In 8 hours, I give non-stop. I do not take anything nor do I expect anything. I turn the other cheek with every citizen contact. I help people in need and smile at those I just pass by. My one day at church, at best helps nobody but maybe me and a few others who may take away something I passed on.
4) Anyone who thinks that their faith and beliefs are so supreme, that their need is superior to the needs of an entire town/city/village, and thus they need a specific day off every single week, are seriously in need of religious counseling. Every religion I know puts the needs of others ahead of your own! You need to have a conversation with your religious leader.
I don't think I, as a Catholic deserve any Sunday off. Just like I don't think those of the Jewish faith should be getting Saturday off nor any other religion. We are all human and no religion is superior. Religion is 24/7/365, not the one day services are performed.
If you want to truly help people, make sacrafices and place your life on the line for others, living in the footsteps of the Lord, you will do police work and the Lord will understand you missing Sabbath.
If you want to think your faith is superior to others, or is more important than helping those who are weak, in need of help facing challenges in life, or more important than protecting those who cannot fend for themselves, then you don't get into this field. Instead, you go to a weekly service and pretend to be a person of the Lord yet have passed up a opportunity to serve Him and the members of your community.
Joey believes in god? Geez....where have I been?:p
10:00 service this morning. I was there, in a cover shirt, BDU pants, boots, gun belt, and very tired blood shot eyes. I came from doing an OT assignment, and since I go to a church where they know what I do, (along with a few other state guys) its not an issue if I am there or not.
I will tell you directly in plain out and out language, that you don't need to bother applying to a LE agency if you have preset demands. I know you are in the asking stages and haven't stated that as an ultimatium, but from your posting, we can tell that your devoted to your faith and its rules.
That is not a bad thing, but not conducive to what you asked in getting on with LE. It is one of the few specific jobs that are not going to be family flexible or schedule friendly all the time.
Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions and advice. It is unfortunate, though. I would have really liked to work in law enforcement.
Oh well, at least now that Ive researched this as a possible career option, I have a newfound respect for those working in the field who have to sacrifice so much of their lives. Ive never met such a straightforward and realistic bunch. I wish you all the best.