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Thursday, July 10, 2008

The 11th Commandment

Db0 over at The Antichristian Phenomenon (a blog opposed to the Abrahamic faiths, but not a hate site) posted this question:
What if the supposed Jesus had made an addition to the 10 Commandments? Could there have been one that would fix the Christian teachings and prevent the “interpetation abuse” that followed?
It has been done before, but I was interested what everyone had to say, especially Christians if they could bring themselves to participate in such a thing. Surely there is something you see your fellow Christians doing which you would like to have an explicit commandment against.

Most proposed have been along the lines of promoting skepticism or prohibiting hatred. I'll try a few:
  1. In all conflicts between religion and science, err on the side of science. Although God has given this Book to man, man will corrupt and pervert it. The natural world, though, is written in His indelible Ink.
  2. Thou shalt not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.
  3. Thou shalt not take anything on faith and scrutinize all things. For I am everything, in which no faith is needed to believe. (Not really practical, but neither is some of the other things he said.)
I rather like my first one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the linkback :)
I, too, liked your first one more. Although it would probably have to be worded somehow in order for "science" to make sense as the word did not exist back then and its literal meaning is "knowledge".