Abi (abigailb) wrote,

There's a programme on channel 4 tonight about a survey conducted to find out the "new 10 commandments". It is expected to have such things as "Thou shalt protect the environment", and "Thou shalt look after the vulnerable".

But did you know that the ten commandments vary in the different Mosaic traditions?

Judaism Catholicism Protestantism
1 I am your God I am your God. No other gods. No idols. I am your God. No other gods.
2 No other gods. No idols. No taking name in vain. No idols.
3 No taking name in vain. Remember the Sabbath (Sunday). No taking name in vain.
4 Remember the Sabbath (Saturday). Honour your parents. Remember the Sabbath (Sunday).
5 Honour your parents. No killing. Honour your parents.
6 No murder. No adultery. No murder.
7 No adultery. No stealing. No adultery.
8 No stealing. No false witness. No stealing.
9 No false witness. No coveting your neighbour's wife. No false witness.
10. No coveting. No coveting your neighbour's house, maidservant, ox, etc. No coveting.

Thinking about it, if I were an adherent to one of these religions, I would find this program far more offensive than the Jerry Springer opera. Does this make sense to anyone else?

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