The eleventh commandment

Friends, today in my mail box, I received mail signed god – didn’t say which god, but I guess, must have been the god of Judaism adopted by Christians and later Arabs since it only had, what I think, is an update on the rule book and a warning or rather advice.

The commandment is

Never interrupt.

Since there was no forwarding address, the god or whoever its messenger was, added, what yours truly considers, a very humorous comment. It read, none of you will be alive when I come back to update these rules. The last fellow I sent got himself crucified for telling people they will be around when I come to destroy the world and I don’t want a repeat of such a blunder by my messengers.

Yours truly approves!

The statutes

I don’t want to spend so much time here because I know most of you know about the commandments given to Moses. You know the first 4 talk about loving god and not making idols in his likeness. For this the punishment is  …You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Why didn’t he think about making laws against pedophiles, slavery, against logical fallacies, against taking things on faith when there is no supporting evidence, against racism, tribalism, corruption and so many other social ills? As an omniscient being, I don’t think it is asking too much to ask why he didn’t mention any of these 🙂

This commandments were not meant for everyone, he is addressing the sons of Israel only. I have always meant to ask, if god created everyone, why does he show preference to one particular family? Who should the rest of the people worship? When he says you should not kill, it must be taken in the context that you should not kill an Israelite, but there is nothing wrong with killing a Canaanite  heck you can kill anyone!

God gets tired, I think those of you praying on Sundays don’t get answers since it his day of rest. But how do you know which was his 7th day?

Why did he .. 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”? Don’t you think the outcome would have been obvious to him/it?

What is this pettiness on how to make an altar and an obsession with barbecue?