The Ten Commandments give us ten categories of
moral judgment. People of all religions and no religion make judgments
of what is right and wrong under these headings. But these categories
have very little content till people apply them to particular situations.
The way a people or tribe or generation fills out the meaning of these
ten categories gives us a model that explains their culture. And
usually the explanation they give will be based on their religion or ideology.
(For the model shift from patriarchy into a Christian view of the seventh
commandment see Adultery
: An Exploration of Love and Marriage)