Hitchens' Ten Commandments
The biblical Ten
ridiculous in both what is included and what is excluded. Though
is obviously a tongue-in-cheek pass at amending the original, Hitch
does a good job of excising the supernatural crap and addressing
Christopher Hitchens' Ten Commandments
#1. Do not condemn people on the basis of their ethnicity or their
#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
#7. Don't imagine that you can escape
judgment if you rob people with a false prospectus rather than with a
#8. Turn off that fucking cell
phone. You can have no idea how unimportant your call is to
#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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Alternatives to the ten commandments: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternatives_to_the_Ten_Commandments