The Ten Commandments:
God could have said: “Thou shalt not rape.”
Or: “Thou shalt not kidnap.”
Or: “Thou shalt not torture.”
Or: “Thou shalt not oppress the workers.”
Instead he said: “Thou shalt not covet.” (Which undermines the whole market economy.)
He went with covet. Oh, and honoring the Sabbath.
I worked for that company, very briefly. Trust me, ten mission statements is at least nine too many.
When God is the only argument to defend/follow a rule, there is not only something wrong with the rule but also with the religion.
Funny thing is, corporate profits go up when they ignore those mission statements.
The search for best practices is endless. In the end, it comes down to do your best with a smile and a willingness to cooperate!
Well that explains a lot. When you start calling policies “mission statements” then they stop being a management tool and become advertising.
Moses: “But then there wouldn’t be a movie about this, so ‘The Ten Commandments’ it shall be”.
You can change the name of anything. You could call a zebra a duck. It doesn’t change the nature of it. God could have seen to it that the original wording remained the same despite all the efforts over the centuries to ‘make it right.’ Instead, like Eden, it was left to humans to interpret the instructions for assembly of our world and here we are. All hail the editors, for they have labored mightily and brought forth – chaos.
I’ve always liked the late, great George Carlin’s version of the Ten… uh, TWO Commandments:
“Thou shalt always be honest and faithful to the provider of thy nookie.”
“Thou shalt try really hard not to kill anyone, unless of course they pray to a different invisible man than the one you pray to.”
God had the right idea, it’s man who took his idea and messed it.
Moses had no idea that a president could break every commandment carved in the Tablets….
#11: Action Plan = Sending thoughts and prayers. Mission Accomplished.
I always thought it odd that the two MOST UNETHICAL AND CROOKED bosses I EVER worked for bragged about being SUCH GOOD CHRISTIANS…
Do unto others before they do unto you.
And put them on a cat poster. That’ll help.
Turns out, it’s actually easier to ignore them.
The Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen … oh … ten commandments for all to obey!
There are many who prefer to consider them as the ten suggestions. Commandments are for others and to be broken if inconvenient.
There’s a particular orange man that needs to study these “mission statements” especially since he is apparently ‘The Chosen One’.
I remember the Reader’s Digest condensed version of the Bible, with the 7 Commandments, the 32 days of rain, the 8 disciples, the 2 loaves and a fish …
If we could just follow The Golden Rule and do unto others as we would want done to us, the world would be a much better place. Personally, I’d add The Boy Scout Rule. Do a good deed every day. That’s been around many years longer than random acts of kindness.
all you non-believers might just want to change your mind just in case
The beginning of tabloid journalism….?
And…you call those ‘tablets’???
Old Moses “forgot” the most important one…“Thou shall not proselytize”…….
It surprises me how many people keep referring to the Ten Commandments as if they were still in effect… when Christians are no longer subject to those commandments. It shows I think, just how out of touch with scripture both non-Christians and Christians are these days.
“The Law of Moses” (including the Ten Commandments) ended with the death of Jesus, and the “New Commandment” of Love replaced the entire thing. We no longer sacrifice animals for our sins. We no longer celebrate the Sabbath, the Passover or the Festival of Booths. We are Christians, not Hebrews. That’s what much of the book of Hebrews is about— the end of the old Jewish Law Covenant.
Amazing how many people seem to be totally unaware of that major shift in Biblical history. That’s why instead of listening to someone tell us what the Bible says, it does good to open the book and read it ourselves.
I’ve never known a middle manager to worry about a mission statement.
Mission statements change.
So every religion, from top to bottom of its priests and/or priestesses, is middle management. That’s a good point to keep in mind.
Considering how often mission statements coincide with what actually happens in a corporation, I don’t that re-branding is going to work.
@Wiley – Sincere Congratulations, Sir!! Seems like to have EVERYBODY engaged this week. LOL
The 10 things to seriously ponder.
someone doesn’t understand the market economy or capitalism -must be a socialist. How has that worked at any time in history. How many people have to die to again prove that it doesn’t work in the real world?
God is the only one true God.
Usually I would read a lot of negative reactions about religion. But I’m seeing positive ones as well. Did some of you have a revaluation?
I’m good with two:
1: If it harms none, you may do it
2: Protect the weak from the strong
Note that rule 1 is a lot harder to get right than it looks on the surface: Not only is “harm” hard to be sure about, but “none” is also tough. If I start growing my own food, is the grocery store clerk or some ag worker somewhere “harmed”?
If they were called the 10 suggestions, the human race would feel less guilty.
Oh so true. Top management takes the money. Low level management tries to keep the shop running with underpaid workers. And middle management play the game to make their jobs seem the most necessary by means of elaborate job descriptions and mission statements.
Yup, that sums it up nicely!
3D brings himself in judgement over God. Good-luck!