When we consider the great empires of the past, we should learn the lessons of history. One of the major causes of the decline of Rome was the disintegration of family. Divorce, adultery and indulgence devastated family unity and values. In contrast, the Ten Commandments show the way to lead a proper, moral life!
Today's "modern" society is in conflict over the Ten Commandments. Have they been "done away" by divine fiat or by mankind's march toward scientific knowledge? Should they be displayed in public places, or reserved for the church? Are they a burden to "enlightened" people, or a blessing to those who obey them?