Why I don’t have to obey the Ten Commandments

Besides the obvious reason of there being no gods, I mean.

File this one under deconversion, and, /facepalm

I think I have mentioned this before, but I just love the simplicity of it.

 First, a little trip to the Tanakh.  Deuteronomy 5, the Ten Commandments.

5:7: You will have no other gods before me.

Oh, wait.  I missed a good part. 

5:6 I am Yahweh, your god, who brought you out of Egypt.

By the way, humans, my name is Yahweh.  Nice to meet you.  Let me tell you what you’ve gotten yourselves into.  First, a few rules…

Doesn’t this story sound familiar?  “Sure, I’ll help.  Just sign here… that’s right…”  And then a few months later, out comes the fine print, all these rules! and your children are under the same contract!  Why is Satan the one playing this role in traditional Christian folklore?  It was Yahweh the whole time!

But don’t worry, Alice.  If your ancestors were not brought out of slavery in Egypt, you don’t even have to read any further.

If on the off-chance your ancestors were Jewish, well, guess what.  The text does say these rules are for the people who were actually brought out of slavery in Egypt.  So everyone on the planet now living is totally off the hook.

Wow, the Bible.  Good times.

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One Response to “Why I don’t have to obey the Ten Commandments”

  1. atheisthomesteader Says:

    That just made me laugh. Thanks! It still amazes me how many people think it’s perfectly normal to live by some arcane rules that were made for people two millenia ago. Isn’t it funny that the bible mentions how awful things like graven images are, but not a word about child pornography or texting while driving? Odd how an all-seeing guy in the sky wouldn’t have an opinion on future concerns.

    I really miss reading up on your blog. I hope you are doing better these days. Toodles!

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