Using the accounting terms standardized and harmonized: which of these best describes the 10 Commandments from the Bible? The question relates to the ten commandments in the Bible and try to see it in an accounting view...
In my opinion, the Ten Commandments are standardized rather than harmonized.
The reason I say this is because standardization imposes one set of rules on all realities. It does not allow for different rules based on different economic situations the way harmonization does.
Because the commandments are standardized, they say "thou shalt not kill." They do not say "thou shalt not kill, except in self-defense or if you are in a war."
Now, the way we understand them reflects harmonization. We understand the commandment about killing in the second way, not in the literal, standardized way.
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