Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christopher Hitchens passed away 15 December 2011. Here is a link to a YouTube video where he discusses the 10 commandments.  At the end of the video he gives an updated version of them that do fit very nicely modern times.  Here is a link to to the text of the discussion on Vanity Fair.

And here are the updated commandments.
  1. Do not condemn people on the basis of their ethnicity or color. 
  2. Do not ever use people as private property. 
  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, and think and act accordingly. 
  7. Do not 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 have no idea how unimportant your call is to us. 
  9. Denounce all jihadists and crusaders for what they are: psychopathic criminals with ugly delusions. 
  10. Be willing to renounce any god or any religion if any holy commandments should contradict any of the above. In short: Do not swallow your moral code in tablet form.

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