The first four commandments clearly tell us that God is a narcissistic asshole.

History takes note that the commandment Thou shall not kill was never considered during the Crusades and the Holy Inquisition as millions were being exterminated.

When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

But He loves you.
         George Carlin

These ten commandments are the bedrock of christian and jewish morality.

Despite these ten commandments, the imaginary sky fairy does allow for slavery, incest and does not say anything about pedophelia.

Thus, it is OK to molest little boys and girls.

It is also OK to own people as property. How cool is that?
We always consider the black and brown people to be an inferior species.

I've never examined what black and brown people think about us white people.

The Ten Comandments Aren't the Foundation of Western Law

Unfortunately, since their is simply no evidence of the Exodus we can conclude that Moses never existed, the Mt. Sinai encountered ner happened and the jews were never in Egypt.

Christian groups have tried more or less successfully to post the Ten Comandments in courthouses, schools, legislative houses, and other governmental buildings. The argument is that they are the moral or historical foundation of western law. But they most certainly are not the foundation of western law.

The first four have been codified in various forms throughout history, but making any them into law would today violate the anti establishment clause of the First Amendment:

"1. You shall have no other gods before me. 2. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. 4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Currently the law is much more interested in protecting children from abusive parents than it is with making people honor their parents: "5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."

"6.You shall not murder," and "8. You shall not steal," are close to universal and were the law of the land long before Christianity or Judaism.

"7.You shall not commit adultery," is currently falling out of many western criminal codes. But like murder and theft, adultery was a crime long before The Ten Comandments were ever thought of.

"9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor." Libel and perjury were not invented with the Ten Comandments either. And Christians currently don't seem very interested in enforcing or following this commandment.

"10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." This one is perplexing. Has any country ever outlawed envy?

And there are so many crimes not covered by the Ten Comandments: rape, trespass, assault and battery, child abuse and neglect, spousal abuse, desecration of a corpse, arsen, animal abuse. Absent also are many disputed "crimes" Christians want codified: birth control, pre marital sex, abortion, homosexuality, perverted sex, drunkenness, recreational drugs, and cursing (read the text, nothing against saying f$$k there).

Exodus 20 version
    1.       Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    2.       Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

    3.       Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

    4.       Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    5.       Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon
             the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

    6.       Thou shalt not kill.

    7.       Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    8.       Thou shalt not steal.

    9.       Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

    10.   Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet
          thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant,
          nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

And here, from Exodus 34, is the set with which God replaced them:

    1.       Thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, 
             is a jealous God.

    2.       Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

    3.       The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep.

    4.       All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy
             cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.

    5.       Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.

    6.       Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of
             wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

    7.       Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.

    8.       Neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

    9.       The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring
             unto the house of the Lord thy God.

    10.   Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
People forget, or they say they do, that after our boy, Moses destroyed
the first set of commandments; a week or so later, God gave him a second set.

It's weird that the set destroyed by a vile and vicious act of Moses 
ets remembered, but the set God went out of his way to give Moses gets the boot.

As below:

    No covenant with the inhabitants of the land.

    Destroy all pagan worship places.

    No Idolatry

    Keep the Feasts of Unleavened Bread.

    Firstborn males belong to God

    Keep the Sabbath on the 7th day even in plowing and harvest.

    Men to appear thrice a year before God.

    No leavened sacrifice or leaving the Passover until morning.

    Bring first fruits to the house of the LORD.

And always a favorite...

10. Don't boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

As yu can see, our good Lord fixed the ten commandments, but left off

Do not rape
No slavery

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