A revision of the 10 commandments or a Decalogue for the 21st century

by jhon baker

I try not to post things here that I haven’t been the author of but I just became aware of the following and decided to maybe offer it to my limited audience. So for your reading pleasure I offer “a revision of the ten commandments” or “a Decalogue for the 21st century.”

 

by Christopher Hitchens

 

  1. Do not condemn people on the basis of their ethnicity or their color
  2. Do not ever even think of using people as private property or as owned or as slaves
  3. Despise those who use violence or the threat of it in sexual relations
  4. Hide your face and weep if you dare to harm a child
  5. Do not condemn people for their inborn nature
  6. Be aware that you too are an animal and dependent on the web of nature, try and think and act accordingly
  7. Do not imagine that you can escape judgment if you rob people with a false prospectus
  8. Turn off that fucking cellphone – you can have no idea how unimportant your call is to us.
  9. Denounce all jihadists and crusaders for what they are: Psychopathic criminals with ugly delusions and terrible sexual repressions.
  10. 10. Be willing to renounce any God or any religion if any of the holy commandments contradict any of the above.

In short: Don’t swallow your moral code in tablet form.

 

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2 Comments to “A revision of the 10 commandments or a Decalogue for the 21st century”

  1. I like it!
    I tried to swallow my moral code in tablet form, but it only made me gag…

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