The Ten Commandments

People who recommend that the Ten Commandments become the law of the land surely have not read them for 50 years and have completely forgotten what they say.

There are four variants of the ten commandments in the bible: Exodus 20:3-17 (the most popular), Exodus 34, Deuteronomy 5:7, Deuteronomy 10:4 (the only place the phrase ten commandments is used, but it does not list them), Deuteronomy 27.

For most Christians, the only injunction in the bible that is of any importance is Leviticus 18:22 the one that commands you to put gays to death. This sin is quite popular, since most people have no desire to commit it. They can get very excited about the sins of others. Luke 6:37 tells people to focus on their sins, not other peoples’ but nobody pays any attention.

The Ten Commandments have no problem with rape, slavery, genocide, infanticide, abortion, blood drinking, animal cruelty… You might think this was just an oversight. But if you read the bible cover to cover, Yahweh frequently makes these crimes mandatory.

One of the variants of the ten commandments demands human sacrifice of all first born. Surely Christians can’t have read this when they recommend the Ten Commandments be made the basis of all civil law.

There are thousand of things that the bible calls for the death penalty. Most Christians pay absolutely no attention:

Biblical morality is so insane and so out of date, even the most fanatical Christians ignore it, while giving it lip service. e.g.

That’s not morality. That is obsessive-compulsive disorder. None of those commandments make any sense except avoiding shellfish in a world without refrigeration, but there is no need to kill anyone.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)