Christopher Hitchens' Ten Commandments

The biblical Ten Commandments is ridiculous in both what is included and what is excluded.  Though this is obviously a tongue-in-cheek pass at amending the original, Hitch does a good job of excising the supernatural crap and addressing several oversights.

Christopher Hitchens' Ten Commandments

#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.  (Why would God create so many homosexuals only in order to torture and destroy them?)

#6. Be aware that you too are an animal and dependent on the web of nature.  Try to act and think accordingly.

#7. Don't imagine that you can escape judgment if you rob people with a false prospectus rather than with a knife.

#8. Turn off that fucking cell phone.  You can have no idea how unimportant your call is to others.

#9. Denounce all Jihadists and Crusaders for what they are: Psychopathic criminals with ugly delusions and terrible sexual repressions.

#10. Be willing to renounce any god or any faith if any Holy Commandment should contradict any of the above.

In short, don't swallow any Moral Code in tablet form.

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Transcribed 2011 Alexplorer.
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