You just pointed to one possible meaning of the word and acted as if it were the only meaning of the word. Evidently you do not understand our language. Words can have a veriety of meanings.<quoted text>Nope, straight from the dictionary....
Command- To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over: Ex. He commands any room he enters.
Demand- To ask for urgently or peremptorily: Ex. demand an investigation into the murder; demanding that he leave immediately; demanded to speak to the manager.
You should really learn to use the dictionary, it can be very helpful.....unlike Wikipedia where anyone can post a biased opinion/definition.
If the context of the word in question is about someone getting attention, then yes, he could be commanding the attention due to his authoritative presence. But the context of my use of the word was not in any way like this. The ten commandments are not being followed due to respect, but due to the consequences that are threatened if they are not followed.
Christianity has this carrot and stick approach. The afterlife is one of the big ones they use. The claim of eternal life in a heaven or hell is quite the consequence if one believes it to be true. So if one is told he must obey the commands or be punished for eternity, this is not what I consider to be a request, but a command, or demand with dire consequences if he does not follow.
The commandments are demanding you worship the god also. How insane is it to demand such a thing? The consequence of not following the command of worship? Eternal damnation in a lake of fire. Our glorious leader? Kim Jong Il uses similar tactics.