1st March 2012

“Say what you like about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”

H.L. Mencken1880 – 1956

8 Responses to “1st March 2012”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    The Commandments are clearly incomplete as moral guidelines. Rape and slavery? Didn’t make the cut. Rules that are simultaneously obvious and stupid cannot be the product of divine thought.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    Doesn’t careful analysis reveal that the sentiments of the 10 commandments can be boiled down to about 4? Even better!

  3. The Heretic Says:

    Actually, the last few are pretty good.

    Honor your father and your mother…

    You shall not murder.

    You shall not commit adultery.

    You shall not steal.

    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    OK so don’t lie, cheat, steal or kill and be nice to your folks. I’m going to go out on a linb here and say that most people had probably worked that out before Moses started taking the tablets.

  5. Jeff Says:

    Good thing old Mo wasn’t stronger – could have been 15 or even 20, but at the size they’d need to be just to get those wordy 10 on there, they must have weighed at least 75 pounds each, maybe even 100. Think about that poor dude hauling those suckers down off the mountain…

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Cap’n rape and slavery are covered by the bible, but instead of being outlawed they are condoned:

    The Bible often condones and even approves of rape (See Deuteronomy 22:23-24, Deuteronomy 22:25-27 Deuteronomy 22:28-29 Numbers 31:15-18)

    Slavery too is A-O-K as far as god is concerned (See: Exodus 21:2, Exodus 21:7, Exodus 21:20-21, Exodus 22:3, Leviticus 22:11, Leviticus 25:39, Leviticus 25:44-46, Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:22, 1 Timothy 6:1, Titus 2:9-10, 1 Peter 2:18)

    This I think is why so many people drop religion after reading the bible. It is frankly impossible to be a decent human being and also a person who has read the bible and remains a person of faith.

    The bible is a system of expressing evil among people! If you don’t agree just read it! Just read the friggen thing and tell me you don’t agree! Only the sickest of sociopaths will stand up for god after reading the bible.

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Interesting link related to slavery http://atheists.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SOBYM1.png

  8. Stephen Caldwell Says:

    I was at a funeral recently when I picked up the bible to glance at while the minister was speaking. Reading parts of the old testament was akin to watching a horror film. I was left with a feeling of utter contempt and also of absurd comedy. And there was scripture from the new testament, as if that makes it all somehow more palatable. What a crock it is!