Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hitchens Cracks Wise on Religion in Toronto

The National Post has a series asking the question whether the Ten Commandments are really enough for today's society. Up to the plate: Christopher Hitchens

Mr. Hitchens described the first few commandments, those concerning idols and not taking the Lord’s name in vain, as “prolonged throat clearing.” In God Is Not Great he wrote that the Ten commandments could only be man-made because of the “monarchial growling about respect and fear, accompanied by a stern reminder of omnipotence and limitless revenge, of the sort with which a Babylonian or Assyrian emperor might have ordered the scribes to begin a proclamation.”

Read the comments below the article. Religious people lash out frantically.

UPDATE: Little known fact: There were originally 15 Commandments

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