Quotes: Day 4


As a caveat, before I share the next set of quotes, I need say am not sharing them so that you believe them, not in the very least! I know some of the thoughts he expresses have been superseded by time and for the non-believer like me, they appear to be cow dung. My aim is for us to have a glimpse of how members of how species have tried to answer the questions of why things are as they are. There are those who created gods, for which we suffer to date or rather, a great percentage of the planet’s population suffers under bondage and still a great number are exploited by pastors, priests and mullahs. The Buddha, and whoever his disciples were, developed a godless philosophy, a way of living that is earth bound, that asks us to live a good life just as Epicurus in his many writings advised that we live a good life, so that if there are gods, they will be proud of us or something to that effect. So take the quotes with a grain of salt and while at it, yours truly would like to hear your thoughts.

With that out of the way, below, is what can only be described as ten commandments.

  1. Kill not; but have regard for life
  2. steal not, neither do ye rob; but help everybody to be master of the fruits of his labour
  3. Abstain from impurity, and lead a life of chastity
  4. Lie not, but be truthful. Speak the truth with discretion, fearlessly and in a loving heart
  5. Invent not evil reports, neither do you repeat them, Carp not, but look for the good sides of your fellow-beings, so that ye may with sincerity defend them against their enemies
  6. Swear not, but speak decently and with dignity
  7. Waste not the time with gossip, but speak to the purpose or keep silence
  8. Covet not, nor envy, but rejoice at the fortunes of other people
  9. Cleanse your heart of malice and cherish no hatred, not even against your enemies but embrace all living beings with kindness
  10. Free your mind of ignorance and be anxious to learn the truth, especially in the one thing that is needful

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

17 thoughts on “Quotes: Day 4

  1. vastlycurious.com says:

    Reads like a looser version of the 10 commandments.

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  2. Those beat the hell out of the 10 C’s – what are they from?

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    • makagutu says:

      Oh yes, there is no celestial dictator instructing who is so vain wants to be worshiped by all and sundry.
      They are all earthbound, concerned with relationships between men.

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  3. Mordanicus says:

    These are far more superior to the biblical version, maybe we should display those on courthouses.

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  4. mixedupmeme says:

    Another comment that has nothing to do with your post. lol
    I started following a blogger the other day. I don’t think I left any comments…just a few likes for several posts. And I never got a return visit or like…..which is OK. The blogger was talking about her children and had some cute experiences. The most recent post was about how every night she and the children said their prayers. ALWAYS!!
    That is her right and decision. Not mine. But I pushed the unfollow button. In fact I have unfollowed a bunch of blogs when I read the religious stuff. They are not confrontational….just religious. Although I do follow some that have some nice quotes about being nice and kind etc.

    I know you follow some religious (nuts) because you like to engage in debate and because the blog pushes certain ideas which need refuting. I enjoy your comments about them.
    But I don’t need to put a LIKE on some. So I just leave.

    That’s all. 🙂

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    • makagutu says:

      You have made my afternoon.
      I have unfollowed quite a few of the religious. Some of them write so many posts in one hour I wouldn’t be able to see anything else on my reader.

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  5. These are much better than the biblical commandments. What is the source? You mentioned Budhha???

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