Why There Are Ten Commandments (Warning: Contains Stereotypes)Yahweh was looking around the Middle east and dropped in on Egypt. He said, “Pharaoh, have I got a Commandment for you!”Pharaoh said, “Oh Yeah? Like what?”“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”Pharaoh said, “What? We’ve been polytheistic for thousands of years. The last guy that tried to foist monotheism on us caused years of social unrest! Get outta here!”So Yahweh went over to Babylon and said, Nebuchadnezzar, have I got a Commandment for you!"Nebuchadnezzar said, “Oh Yeah? Like what?”“Thou shalt not commit adultery”Nebuchadnezzar said, “What? The temple courtesans are the cornerstone of our spiritual life! Get outta here!”So Yahweh looked around and say this guy schlepping around the desert with a bunch of followers. He thought, “Oh my, yes! Him again!” So he went down and said, “Moses, have I got a Commandment for you!”Moses said, “Oh Yeah? How much do they cost?”Not a single shekel!“”Great! I’ll take ten!"