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5/01/2005                                                                                       View Comments

Why do we need the 10 Commandments?

by George Carlin -

Here’s my problem. Why are there 10 Commandments? You don’t need 10. The list of Commandments was deliberately and artificial inflated to get it up to 10. It’s a padded list.

Here’s what they did: About 5000 years ago, a bunch of religious and political hustlers got together to try and figure out how to control people and how to keep them in line. They knew people were basically unintelligent and would believe whatever they were told. So they announced that God had given them some Commandments up on a mountain.........when nooooooo one was around. But why did they pick the number 10? Why not 9 or 11? I’ll tell you why - because 10 sounds official, 10 sounds important. They knew if it was 11, the people wouldn’t take them seriously. What, are you kidding me? The 11 Commandments? Get the F*&#K outta here! 10 is the basis for the decimal, it’s a decade, it’s a psychologically satisfying number. The 10 most wanted, the 10 best dressed. So having 10 Commandments was really a Marketing Decision.

To me, it’s clearly a bulls@%t list. It’s a political document, artificially inflated to sell better. I’m going to show you how you could reduce the number of Commandments and come up with a list that’s more workable and logical.

We are going to start with the first 3 and I’ll use the Roman Catholic Version. It’s the version most of us know.

1 - I am the Lord thy God. Thou shall have not have strange Gods before me.

2 - Thou shall not take the Lord thy God’s name in vain

3 - Thou shall keep the Sabbath

Right off the bat, the first 3, pure bulls@%t. Sabbath day, Lord’s name, strange Gods. Spooky language designed to scare and control primitive people. In no way, this superstitious nonsense applies to the lives of intelligent humans in the 21st Century. So, we’ll throw out the first 3 Commandments. Now you’re down to 7.

4 - Honor thy mother and father

Obedience and respect for authority - just another name for controlling people. The truth is, obedience and respect should not be automatic - they should be earned and should be based on the parent’s performance. Some parents deserve respect; most of them don’t. PERIOD! Now we are down to 6.

In the interest of logic, something religion is very uncomfortable with, we’ll jump around the list a bit.

5 - Thou shall not steal

6 - Thou shall not bear false witness

Stealing and lying, these two both prohibit the same kind of behavior - Dishonesty. So you don’t need two of them. Instead, you combine them and call it: Thou shall not be dishonest. Suddenly, we are down to 5.

And as long as we are combining, I have two more that belongs together

7 - Thou shall not commit adultery

8 - Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife

Once again, these two prohibit the same kind of behavior - Martial Infidelity. The difference, is coveting takes place in the mind and I don’t think you should outlaw someone fantasying about someone’s wife, otherwise what’s a guy to do when waxing his carrots? But, martial infidelity is a good idea, so we are going to keep it and call it: Thou shall not be unfaithful. Now we are down to 4.

But when you think about it, honesty and fidelity are really part of the same overall value. So in truth, you could combine the two honesty Commandments with the two infidelity Commandments and give them a simpler language, positive language instead of a negative and call them: Thou shall always be honest and faithful. So now we are down to 3.

9 - Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods

This one is just plain FU*%King stupid. Coveting your neighbor’s goods is what keeps the economy going. Coveting create jobs. Throw out coveting and now we are down to 2.

10 - Thou shall not kill

WELL, when you think about it, religion has never really had a big problem with murder. More people had been killed in the name of God than for any other reason. All you have to do is to look at Northern Ireland, The Middle East, Kashmir, Inquisition and the World Trade Center to see how seriously the religious take “Thou shall not kill.” The more devout they are, the more they see murder as negotiable. It depends on who is doing the killing and who is being killed.

So here is the revised list of the 2 Commandments

1 - Thou shall always be honest and faithful to the person who gives you nuky

2 - Thou shall try real hard not to kill anyone

Two is all we needed and Moses could have carried those down the mountain in his pockets.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Think we should leave the poor kid alone, he is simply a product of the slave, brain washed culture most have had to endure.

Seem a few cant escape the chains due to some incontrollable fear bread from the fucking bible itself.

That should be reason enough to burn the dam thing.

Anyway.

The bible and religion as we know should have died when they discovered Anit-Matter (it is here and has been made).

Where in the bible does it state anti matter.

If you dont know what it is, it is the opposite of the stuff you walk on the stuff you breath in and every fucking thing in your world.

It is the true Opposite if material and as we learn about it, you can kiss goodbye to the old ways of kissing a gods ass due to ryterical BS spread for farmers and sheep herders by the who ever the hell wanted to control.

If heven is all there is, man hell must be a fucking picnic.

Wake up smell the coffee and ask this god to kiss your ass.

If there was a god, he would not be fucking with your head in this manner.

Anonymous said...

Just on about Noah and the Ark.

One question.

How did he feed the animals.

Because in the Real world, animals really dont give a shit about God and try to eat each other.

So we have 2 of each animal and there is a strict food chain law.

So your telling me if Noah existed that he fed them on fucking fresh air.

Ahh thats right the dinasaurs wheren wiped out, Noah built an ark big enough to hold every animal (it was bigger then an ocean liner, only took him a bit to make it by hand, no experiance needed, the twat needs to work for IKEA). The carnivaurs ate the herbivours and that is why the dinasaurs went extint and every other animal was happy.

not only that where did they all shit?

Oh yes thats right these where GODS animals, if he was so fucking powerful why use an ark and not just do it himself?

Total BS fed to idiots.