Deuteronomy: Part 5 of 34
The Ten Commandments
1 Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
That’s what you said last time and it was rubbish, so I’m not expecting much this time.
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.
Blah, blah, blah.
3 It was not with our ancestors that the LORD made this covenant, but with us, with all of us who are alive here today.
He might do better if he made a covenant with humanity as a whole and stopped playing favourites. Parent’s who do that are bad parents.
4 The LORD spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain.
Fire to face is NOT face to face. You’ve just recently stated that the Israelites have not seen God. Get your story straight.
5 (At that time I stood between the LORD and you to declare to you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain.) And he said:
You stood between them so they Israelites couldn’t see you were faking it.
6 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Only to take slaves. How about, ‘Do not do unto others as you would not want them to do unto you’?
7 “You shall have no other gods before me.
Is after ok?
8 “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.
What? I can’t have a picture of a fish? Or a blind mole rat? Not even an amoeba?
9 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,
You’ve done nothing. You are impotent. You are a figment of over fertile imaginations and should be treated as a disease of the mind.
10 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Screw God. Donkey dung has more uses. GOD turned around is DOG, so if I turn my dog around I should see you I suppose. Yep there you are. An arsehole.
12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
Taking a day off is fine, but I’m not wasting it on you.
13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Five will do fine thankyou. I’m no overachiever.
14 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 ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.
Then I ask you about your priests, who work every sunday. What about them?
15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
You kept them there for longer than was necessary and made them suffer to a greater degree than would otherwise have been the case. For what? Just to get your jollies? Not to mention that you too the place of their owner. You are the slave owner now.
16 “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
I honour and respect those who deserve it. To continue to have that honour and respect, one should earn it. There is no sense in respecting or honouring those who beat, enslave or otherwise do harm to you, whether or not they are your parents.
17 “You shall not murder.
Then why have you had the Israelites murder so many millions of people?
18 “You shall not commit adultery.
Then why have you diddled other men’s wives?
19 “You shall not steal.
Then why have you made the Israelites take what is not rightfully theirs?
20 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
You made the Pharoah act in a way that was not in his nature. That is as good as giving false testimony. You had people believing those were his actions when in fact they were yours.
21 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Then why have the Israelites take women and girls from other nations, take their land, take their servants, take their ox, donkeys, sheep, lambs, goats and camels and everything else they could lay their hands on?
22 These are the commandments the LORD proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
Why ask you not to do things he has just taught you to do?
23 When you heard the voice out of the darkness, while the mountain was ablaze with fire, all the leaders of your tribes and your elders came to me.
24 And you said, “The LORD our God has shown us his glory and his majesty, and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen that a person can live even if God speaks with them.
25 But now, why should we die? This great fire will consume us, and we will die if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer.
26 For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived?
27 Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then tell us whatever the LORD our God tells you. We will listen and obey.”
28 The LORD heard you when you spoke to me, and the LORD said to me, “I have heard what this people said to you. Everything they said was good.
29 Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
Why do you need fear so much? Why not love?
30 “Go, tell them to return to their tents.
31 But you stay here with me so that I may give you all the commands, decrees and laws you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess.”
The land you are taking from it’s rightful owners and giving to them.
32 So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.
No, turn right around and run like the wind. Run Forest, Run.
33 Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.
With the blood of millions on your conscience for the rest of your miserable lives.
The Ten Commandments have either been broken by God himself or the Israelites at God’s command. What a load of pig’s swill this book is turning out to be. The hypocrisy is mind blowing.