Sunday, April 08, 2007

blogging against theocracy

There is a "blogswarm" this weekend called Blog against Theocracy.It is connected with First Freedom First.
Working to coordinate the whole thing is Blue Gal.
Really, seperation of church and state is a cool deal for the church. They get a tax break, social popularity, and let the government do the dirty work. The church should realize how good it has it .
I am not a Jesus Worshipper, but I do suspect that there is a G-d. I admire the ten commandments, and try to follow them. These guidelines will form the framework of my composition.


1- Thou shalt have no other g-ds before me.

Now, the peeps who want to have a theocracy in these United States are mostly jesus worshippers, who say the bible is the word of g-d. IMHO, this is a violation of the first commandment.
If we are to have a theocracy, we might want to pay closer attention to the first commandment. If you look at today's culture, you can see the problems that arise when we ignore this commonsense suggestion.

2-Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy G-d am a jealous G-d, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Why would anyone want to post a marble rendering of this at the county courthouse?


3-Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy G-d in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Now, some folks want to have a "Pledge of Allegience" to a political symbol. They want this "POA" to have the words "One Nation Under G-d" in it. Please read the third commandment again and tell me that this is a good idea.
The 3rd C is about the proper use of a sacred name. IMHO, a "Pledge of Allegience" does not make the cut.

4-Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy G-d: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

This one is wide open to interpretation. Do we really want to kleptocracy in Washington to do this for us?
I like to watch football on Sunday afternoon.

5-Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

This commonsense suggestion does not require governmental enforcement.


6-Thou shalt not kill.
7-Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8-Thou shalt not steal.
9-Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

If the Ten Commandments were grounds for impeachment, we would have President Pelosi by now.
On second thought, maybe that is not such a great idea.

10-Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

This might be a good exception. Think of how much trouble we got in for coveting the oil in Babylon.
Our economy would tank if we took this suggestion to heart. Maybe this is why you don't hear much about this one



Blogger centuri0n said...

I enjoyed your interpretation of the 10 commandments. Are they open for discussion, or is your interpretation final?

7:29 AM  
Anonymous nonobjective said...

Can you imagine posting the beatitudes in a court room? that would be scandal.

'blessed are the merciful,' and such.

1:57 PM  

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