Monday, February 07, 2005

The New Ten Commandments - Now 40% Slimmer!

Gregg Easterbrook had an interesting column in Friday's Wall Street Journal that makes an interesting proposal to settle the public display of the Ten Commandments debate: strip them down to the six specified in the New Testament. That would eliminate most of the overtly religious ones and leave you with (I'm paraphrasing): don't kill, don't steal, don't like, don't pooch someone other than your spouse, don't talk back to your parents, and be nice to each other. It's an intriguing idea - would the fundies accept a list of moral commands that didn't reference God in order to have them displayed in public?

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