Class Warfare Blog

September 8, 2020

The Ten Convenient Commandments (How to Correctly Interpret These in a Modern Sense)

Filed under: Culture,Reason,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 11:31 am
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1 You shall have no other gods before me.

Okay, this does not apply to Trump worshipers. God will just have to take second place for a while. Oh, money, too. “No money, no life,” am I right?

2 You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

This doesn’t include all of the religious statuary in the Vatican or any of the paintings either. None of them statues and paintings in all of the local churches either, including those as stained glass windows. And those people who wear a crucifix pendant around their neck, that’s just good Christian behavior.

And while TV shows show a great many images “in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below” we just consider those as being special effects and besides, they go away when we turn the TV off, right?

3 You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Jesus, of course not!

4 Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

This doesn’t apply to the wife who has to make the sandwiches and chili and serve the beer for the gang watching the NFL game. Those people on TV are all working on the Sabbath and we watch them do so with great glee, so they aren’t covered by this, otherwise they wouldn’t be allowed to do it.

5 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

I hope they both got Social Security because I ain’t supporting them in their old age. Fuck that. I barely make enough as it is.

6 You shall not murder.

Okay, this is usually convenient so we can live with this one.

7 You shall not commit adultery.

Uh, mostly this should be obeyed, but geez, when the opportunity is hot, it is really inconvenient, so this is a “maybe yes, maybe no commandment.”

8 You shall not steal.

Obviously this doesn’t apply to filling in our tax forms. Cheating the federal government out of its legally dictated tax revenue is not like stealing from a real person. And taking a few things home from the office is not like stealing. We have put in extra hours that were not paid, so this is just payment for those hours, right?

9 You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Of course not. That lying son of a bitch, however, never plays by the rules. I think he is a Scientologist and we all know how criminal those Scientologists are.

10 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Heck, if it weren’t for neighbor envy, none of us would struggle to get ahead in the rat race, am I right? Jeez, if I had a Mercedes like my neighbor has, I wouldn’t be jealous of him at all.

 

 

10 Comments »

  1. DANG! That last one is a bugger. I really wanted that donkey.

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    Comment by Nan — September 8, 2020 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

    • COL! (That’s chuckled out loud.) I used to have a nice ass, but that was back when I was a practicing athlete. Now my ass is sorry and old and I don;t think anyone covets it.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 8, 2020 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

      • Maybe we all went from having one to being one?

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        Comment by jim- — September 9, 2020 @ 7:06 am | Reply

        • I am a firm believer that we have been betrayed by the elites. I am currently writing a posting based upon this quotation: “There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through [italics mine] on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it.” This was said by Williams Jennings Bryan … in 1896. Trickle down economics is not new, It has been the approach of the wealthy for millennia. And as I say, we didn’t start the class war but we are losing it.

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — September 9, 2020 @ 8:42 am | Reply

          • Steve, do you ever read TheEthicalWarrior’s blog (chicagoja)? He writes often about “the elites” … and his last post was pretty much centered on them.

            I do tend to agree that they play a much bigger role in politics and society than many people realize, but I’m not sure how much of what he writes I can agree with.

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            Comment by Nan — September 9, 2020 @ 11:16 am | Reply

            • I will check it out! Thanks!

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — September 9, 2020 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

            • Okay, I read part of one post and read this: “Thus, my articles recently about how the Democratic Party has veered hard left, complete with all the Marxist trappings.” WTF? The Democratic Party had thrown in its lot with the professional class, in other words the elites. It has moved *rightward *for the past 50 years. Remember when the Dems represented working people, unions, disadvantaged minorities? Heard any actions on their behalf lately? No? That’s because the Dems have become as anti-democratic as the GOP. Marxist? Give me a break. This is just another way of claiming them to be socialists, which they have moved even farther away from, as a scare tactic. “Look socialists, run!!!”

              The Dems are now a center right party and the GOP a far, far right party.

              Also this guy claimed that Trump is a polulist candidate. This is another attempt to smear the term populist. Populists are for farmers and laborers and do not give big tax cuts to the wealthy, try to destabilize public schools, or are anti-union. Trump is best categorized as a fluke. He had the fortune to run against a representative of the old status quo after Obama disappointed us when we asked for significant change. So, the Dems take a step backward with their candidate and Trump runs an outrage campaign. Apparently quite a few people voted for him because he was a “successful business man” and they really, really wanted something different from the politicians who promise one thing and then do what the rich want. The Dems took another stupid chance by veering away from a candidate who could deliver something different and, instead, went with the old formula. At least Bernie was a center-left candidate, but that was too far left for the people in power, so the wealthy revved up their engines and buried him. They can now breathe easy because Trump or Biden is good for them.

              I will vote for Biden for one reason only: the courts. If Trump hangs around for another four years, the courts will be packed with neoliberals for the foreseeable future. Once elected, I hope iot takes him four years to undo most of the damage done by the Trump wrecking crew and then we can get an actual progressive elected.

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — September 9, 2020 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  2. Do threesomes count as adultery? I guess not since it seemed to be okay for Jerry Falwell.

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    Comment by James Cross — September 9, 2020 @ 8:38 am | Reply

    • Threesomes are an allowed convenience under Falwell’s interpretation of scripture. As long as he doesn’t marry both, he is good.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 9, 2020 @ 8:43 am | Reply

      • Nice to know there are exemptions that we can take advantage of. And guess as long as there is at least one woman it isn’t gay either.

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        Comment by James Cross — September 9, 2020 @ 2:09 pm | Reply


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