האתאיסט החושב - עשרת הדיברות


Uploaded by Charliebitmyfinger2 on 04.04.2012

Transcript:
In Exodus chapter 19,
When Moses descended from Mount Sinai,
He brought with him 2 tablets, inscribed by God himself,
That were to become the very blue print
For men and women kind.
They were:
The Ten Commandments.
So how important are these commandments?
Well, here's a quick test:
How many of the 10 commandments Can you actually remember?
Oh great!
The single most important set of instructions given by God to men,
And you only got the ones about
Coveting your neighbor's wife,
Thou shalt not steal,
And something about the Sabbath.
Granted. The story of Moses
Is actually borrowed from earlier Greek, Roman and Persian cultures.
Fortunately plagiarism isn't listed as one of the 10 commandments.
But are these really the best God could come up with?
The first 4 commandments are essentially god's way of saying:
I'm god. And I'm insecure.
Don't make any other god before me.
Don't make any graven image.
Don't take my name in vain.
And, remember the Sabbath.
God just wasted 4 good commandments on his own vanity.
Besides, do you know anybody who actually remembers the Sabbath?
-- No! --
Of course not.
They remember Sunday brunch, Golf, fishing, shopping,
The cinema, homework, careers.
And of course: Professional, uhm.. football.
The fifth commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother
Is a nice sentiment.
Until you realize that Jesus himself said in Mathew chapter 10:
That he had come to turn people against
Their own households, Including parents.
Number 6:
Thou shalt not kill.
What, you mean ever?
What about during home invasion?
Or a mugging?
To protect our children?
Or fighting the Nazis?
And what about all the people
God ordered killed in the old testament?
The 7th commandment:
Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Is actually redundant when you can consider
That commandment #10 is:
Thou shalt not covet.
Which would be a given if you would committed adultery with your neighbor's wife.
After all, would you sleep
With someone you didn't covet?
Number 8:
Thou shalt not steal.
Certainly a good moral guideline.
But not all that original.
And certainly covered by commandment #9:
Thou shalt not bear false witness.
After all, if you're stealing something
You're being deceitful.
And deceit is bearing false witness.
Which by the way is definitely not
Honoring your father and mother.
Plus, if you steal someone's wife,
That's covered by commandment #7.
And if you steal a golden idol
From your parents' house,
After coveting your neighbor's wife
On the Sabbath,
Well, you're just playing screwed.
Yes, these are the 10 commandments.
Which are actually 3 commandments
Which were borrowed from previous cultures.
Which nobody can fully remember.
Which Christians hail as
The foundation for a truthful moral life.
Oh well.
The 10 commandments might not be
Divinely inspired rules for living.
But at least we have
Something pretty to frame
And hang on the bathroom wall.
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The Thinking Atheist