OK - So, my friend did ask me "What did I believe in?" And, I answered - thinking (then) that this person was a Christian - God fearing person (like me). Well, our conversation then turned specific. In fact, I have attended The Church of Christ for most of my life. I was literally baptized (by a "full dunk" in this church's baptismal well) when I was about 14 years of age. So, what I "believe in" - or basically, the 'Code Of Conduct - that I follow - is the Ten Commandments - as I understand them - to have been taught (to me) in the United States of America, State of Ohio, City of Columbus. Simple - right? Well - in fact - what a silly girl I still am! For, in fact, it is really not that easy. For, you see, in fact, I also consider myself to be a rather well educated (in the Sciences) person. My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science and Communications (in Fact) - from The University of Wisconsin (Green Bay campus). I've been employed in software engineering companies and educational publishing (in one way or another) for most of my adult life. And, one of the first things that any serious scientist (like me) learns - is that "truths" are "provable"; that is, data can be collected and analyzed... And, of course, this is exactly where the problem begins - for some science students. It began (for me) in my Sophomore year (at UWGB - circa 1978). That is, How can the existence of a God, any God, my God - be proven? Which, this brings us back to the original question (that "my friend did ask).
Following - is the information that I have (thus far) assembled (using the World Wide Web) - related to The Ten Commandments - as non-other than a United States citizen - basically, a brown-eyed girl - of Irish, German and Native American heritage. PLEASE NOTE: at this writing (May 28, 2016) - I still have several hundred (perhaps thousands) of religions to go.
The Ten Commandments of God (King James Version) - via Google and the WWW: "The 'Ten Commandments' were written (by God) upon two tablets (of stone) and then given to Moses ( a holy man) on mount Sinai. Most scholars date this event - to have occurred - around the 13th or 14th century before the birth of (our lord) Jesus Christ (BC). That is, God gave the "Decalogue" (or 10 commandments) to the Israelites (possibly the same group of people currently living in the current country of Israel ) shortly after they (the Jewish people) left Egypt (under the leadership of Moses). The recorded [document] - of the ten commandments - can be found in the [King James] version Bible, both in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21.
The KJ "TEN Commandments" List states:
The List of the Ten Commandments (of God) - as presented in the New International Version [ NiV bible]:
This is the bible that is used in many American Christian churches (such as the one that I attended - as a young girl - in Columbus, Ohio - circa 1959 - 1973)
Moses summoned all Israel and said: "Hear, O Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them. The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb. It was not with our fathers that the LORD made this covenant, but with us, with all of us who are alive here today. The LORD spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain. (At that time I stood between the LORD and you to declare to you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain.). "; And [he] God, said (to me) - your leader - Moses): "I am the LORD (your God), who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."
First Commmandment - "You shall have no other gods before me. Second Commmandment - "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. Third Commmandment - "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Fourth Commmandment - "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. Fifth Commmandment - "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Sixth Commmandment - "You shall not murder. Seventh Commmandment - "You shall not commit adultery. Eighth Commmandment - "You shall not steal. Ninth Commmandment - "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Tenth Commmandment - "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
The List of the "Ten Sayings": AKA the Ten Commandments (of G-d) - JEWish Version - FROM: http://www.jewfaq.org/10.htm
" But what about the so-called "Ten Commandments," the words recorded in Exodus 20, the words that the Creator Himself wrote on the two stone tablets that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai (Ex. 31:18), which Moses smashed upon seeing the idolatry of the golden calf (Ex. 32:19)? In the Torah, these words are never referred to as the Ten Commandments. In the Torah, they are called Aseret ha-D'varim (Ex. 34:28, Deut. 4:13 and Deut. 10:4). In rabbinical texts, they are referred to as Aseret ha-Dibrot. The words d'varim and dibrot come from the Hebrew root Dalet-Beit-Reish, meaning word, speak or thing; thus, the phrase is accurately translated as the Ten Sayings, the Ten Statements, the Ten Declarations, the Ten Words or even the Ten Things, but not as the Ten Commandments, which would be Aseret ha-Mitzvot. The Aseret ha-Dibrot are not understood as individual mitzvot; rather, they are categories or classifications of mitzvot. Each of the 613 mitzvot can be subsumed under one of these ten categories, some in more obvious ways than others. For example, the mitzvah not to work on Shabbat rather obviously falls within the category of remembering the Sabbath day and keeping it holy. The mitzvah to fast on Yom Kippur fits into that category somewhat less obviously: all holidays are in some sense a Sabbath, and the category encompasses any mitzvah related to sacred time. The mitzvah not to stand aside while a person's life is in danger fits somewhat obviously into the category against murder. It is not particularly obvious, however, that the mitzvah not to embarrass a person fits within the category against murder: it causes the blood to drain from your face thereby shedding blood.
List of the Aseret ha-Dibrot
According to Judaism, the Aseret ha-Dibrot identify the following ten categories of mitzvot. Other religions divide this passage differently. See The "Ten Commandments" Controversy below. Please remember that these are categories of the 613 mitzvot, which according to Jewish tradition are binding only upon Jews. The only mitzvot binding upon gentiles are the seven Noahic commandments.
1. Belief in G-d This category is derived from the declaration in Ex. 20:2 beginning, "I am the L-rd, your G-d..." 2. Prohibition of Improper Worship This category is derived from Ex. 20:3-6, beginning, "You shall not have other gods..." It encompasses within it the prohibition against the worship of other gods as well as the prohibition of improper forms of worship of the one true G-d, such as worshiping G-d through an idol. 3. Prohibition of Oaths This category is derived from Ex. 20:7, beginning, "You shall not take the name of the L-rd your G-d in vain..." This includes prohibitions against perjury, breaking or delaying the performance of vows or promises, and speaking G-d's name or swearing unnecessarily. 4. Observance of Sacred Times This category is derived from Ex. 20:8-11, beginning, "Remember the Sabbath day..." It encompasses all mitzvot related to Shabbat, holidays, or other sacred time. 5. Respect for Parents and Teachers This category is derived from Ex. 20:12, beginning, "Honor your father and mother..." 6. Prohibition of Physically Harming a Person This category is derived from Ex. 20:13, saying, "You shall not murder." 7. Prohibition of Sexual Immorality This category is derived from Ex. 20:13, saying, "You shall not commit adultery." 8. Prohibition of Theft This category is derived from Ex. 20:13, saying, "You shall not steal." It includes within it both outright robbery as well as various forms of theft by deception and unethical business practices. It also includes kidnapping, which is essentially "stealing" a person. 9. Prohibition of Harming a Person through Speech This category is derived from Ex. 20:13, saying, "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." It includes all forms of lashon ha-ra (sins relating to speech). 10. Prohibition of Coveting This category is derived from Ex. 20:14, beginning, "You shall not covet your neighbor's house..." [ end of cut and paste ]
The List of the 10 Commandments of Buddhism - FROM: http://www.english-for-students.com/10-Commandments-of-Buddhism.html
The 10 Commandments of Buddhism are :
1.Do not destroy life.
2.Do not take what is not given you.
3.Do not commit adultery.
4.Tell no lies and deceive no one.
5.Do not become intoxicated.
6.Eat temperately and not at all in the afternoons.
7.Do not watch dancing, nor listen to singing or plays.
8.Wear no garlands, perfumes or any adornments.
9.Sleep not in luxurious beds.
10.Accept no gold or silver.
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Muslim version: What USA Christians refer to as the "Ten Commandments" seem to be implemented as a "moral code" in the Noble Quran; Which, I think, this is the Muslim people's "bible" document. I cannot do the presentation "justice" here (on my website) - at this time. PLEASE SEE the following webpage for a very well presented (IMO) English language version - of the Muslim people's "moral code". SEE:
http://www.answering-christianity.com/quran_ten_commandments.htm :: [ end of cut and paste ] -
Also, a "thank you" to the creator's of this web-page - clearly intended to try to increase "understanding".