Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 14, 2021

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    Alabama Al  almost 3 years ago

    Um … Wouldn’t God know better?

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    EasternWoods  almost 3 years ago

    I presume Wiley gave this a lot of thought

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  almost 3 years ago

    And long lists lead to confusion and forgetfulness. Problem is 10 exceeds that point for so many people.

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    Asharah  almost 3 years ago

    Check the Bible, there are a gazillion other laws beside these 10

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Originally they was 15. But everybody knows what happened to Mel Brooks.

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    Concretionist  almost 3 years ago

    The phrase “people are smart enough” is actually an incantation that calls up a horde of “stupidity” imps.

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    Wilde Bill  almost 3 years ago

    I like George Carlin’s version better.

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    baddawg1989  almost 3 years ago

    This reminded me of the scene in History of the World, Part 1. :-)

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    “Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” God is soo petty and full of himself.

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    Imagine  almost 3 years ago

    If people were smart enough, they wouldn’t need the commandments in the first place. Or any laws, for that matter,

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Good night, and let your God go with you . . . – Dave Allen

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    KenseidenXL  almost 3 years ago

    The OT has 650 commandments….

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    Say What? Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Oh, please. We still have too many dimwits who revel in their disobedience towards the 11th Commandment. See link below:

    Seeing how many of said dimwits responded in Dallas this past weekend was very revealing.

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  14. Whatever  almost 3 years ago

    Those are no commandments. That is a tombstone.

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    Enter.Name.Here  almost 3 years ago
    Maybe if everyone had to face God as Moses did, then they WOULD turn over a new leaf.As far as we know, Moses may have been the ultimate con man of all time. The period he spent on the mountain (40 days and nights) was just enough time for him to chisel out the tablets and engrave them himself. Who knows? ;-)
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    Cornelius Noodleman  almost 3 years ago

    He’s not as handsome as Heston.

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    WGillete  almost 3 years ago

    No, the first mistake was presuming people would listen to God.

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    TwilightFaze  almost 3 years ago

    Poor Moses…

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    mikeyman  almost 3 years ago

    You listen to those you love.

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    There ain’t enough tablets to get people to act properly. The Golden Rule should be enough.

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    dot-the-I  almost 3 years ago

    German Chancellor Conrad Adenauer: “I have often felt it unfair that God limited man’s intelligence without also limiting his stupidity.”

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Thou shall not preach HATE! That one should have been on there as it gets broken constantly by the so called religious. Over the centuries they loved nothing more than to kill people.

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    sandpiper  almost 3 years ago

    The 10 Commandments are just the earliest among a number of rule sets that have been re-written, ignored, or re-interpreted for the convenience of those who prefer to be guided by their own narrow interests as to what is right for them. That won’t change ever.

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    Lawrence.S  almost 3 years ago

    Stories in the Bible of someone arguing God down on one point or another. Which is behind this joke: God came down the mountain and told the people, “Good news, I got him down to ten! Bad news, the one against adultery is still there.”

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    bbenoit  almost 3 years ago

    Gods are simply creations of man, to give man the authority to dictate what others should do, often for good and ill. If I tell you how you should live I expect you would utterly ignore me, but if I speak from the pulpit I am god’s messenger. What we need is a better way to dispense morality than deities.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  almost 3 years ago

    Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not be a Republican.

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    Lenavid  almost 3 years ago

    Just herd all the unwashed masses into boxcars and gas chambers and be done with it! The elite are all that matters!

    The New Testament update “Love thy neighbor as thyself” consolidated all the laws into one, and that was apparently too much to comprehend.

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    smgray  almost 3 years ago

    Moses: “all these commandments give me a headache.”’ God: “take two tablets, go to bed and pray to me in the morning.”

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    preacherman  almost 3 years ago

    It may be that the commandments, “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not covet” placed too large an emphasis on property and its value, and less of an emphasis on people and their feelings. Actually, the commandment, “Thou shalt not steal” should be “Thou shalt not kidnap” which places a higher value on personhood. The commandment, “Thou shalt not covet” also covers stealing.

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    Alverant  almost 3 years ago

    Smart people know not to trust the “morality” of a god who makes a commandment about “thou shall not” hurt his feelings but not one about “thou shall not” hurt kids or “thou shall not” practice slavery.

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    c141starlifter  almost 3 years ago

    And Moses came down from the mountain, he told his followers of the Burning Bush and how he, at his age, carried the marble slabs down the mountain. One of his flock commented to another “Didn’t I tell you to hide the wine”.

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    Michael G.  almost 3 years ago

    That’s the trouble. If you need a book to tell you what’s not good …

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    GreenT267  almost 3 years ago

    Curious that different Christian groups actually use different Bibles and sometimes the ‘10 Commandments’ are not the same.

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    Looneytunes65  almost 3 years ago

    Anyone that believes this myth is delusional.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  almost 3 years ago

    Now, don’t take this literally, but …

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    mistercatworks  almost 3 years ago

    “Take two tablets and be moral in the morning” was never a viable approach.

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    Linguist  almost 3 years ago

    The ten commandments were plain and simple to understand until the lawyers and theologians came along!

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    Display  almost 3 years ago

    Based on this which is of course fictional, what would you want to see in a president?

    May the God of your choice bless you.

    But of course watch out for those dreams about sex demons, that space alien DNA, and those witches and wizards that Rumpy’s medical advisor Pastor & Dr. Stella Immanuel has warned you about.

    This would be funny if it wasn’t so very, very true.

    Jumpin’ Jesus on a Pogo Stick…

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    The Brooklyn Accent  almost 3 years ago

    “And God said, ‘At least I hope he didn’t change the ones I gave him.Like the one about the moose.’

    “I said, ‘The one about the moose?’

    “He said, ‘Yeah, you know, "’Thou shalt not be mean to a moose.“’”

    —Dan Bern

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    Sgt. Snorkle  almost 3 years ago

    Of course this did not include politicians!

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    MartinPerry1  almost 3 years ago

    There’s also the comment of “Go forth and multiply.” Good advice for when there were only two people on the planet, but definitely needs to be updated for today’s world.

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    Kabana_Bhoy  almost 3 years ago

    2 tablets were all he could carry, the other 8 are still up there.

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    braindead Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Only one commandment is applicable nowdays.

    “It’s OKAY If A Republican* Does It!”.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Last 5 commandments are pretty good as suggestions go; first 5 are just vainglorious egoism — not on the part of the mythical Yahweh but rather of the privileged priest class that claimed to speak for him.

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    spaced man spliff  almost 3 years ago

    Wowie Kapowie !! Soooo many back and forth comments between just three or four peepl.

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    yarnm57  almost 3 years ago

    Why is Moses white?

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    librarian4hire  almost 3 years ago

    We don’t need, “Thou shall not be stupid.” Everyone knows that!

    Oy gott, Moishe!

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 3 years ago

    Well, that went sideways pretty quickly.

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    Display  almost 3 years ago

    Amazing how many “christians” and Evil-angelicals fully support a person who only uses a church and a scripture only as a damned photo op. A person who lusts after his own daughter. A person who hates so much. A person who has so many perverse natures and desires. A person who has been caught out in thousands of lies and mistruths. A person who spurns and vilifies the poor, the sick, and those wounded or killed in the service of the once great nation. For shame.

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    Display  almost 3 years ago

    The only rule needed and that covers it all is don’t hurt each other. Again, may the God of your choice bless you.

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    morgankhat  almost 3 years ago

    Reading all the above, reminds me of the phrase “much ado about nothing.” When I was a wee lad my folks and I went to lunch with our local parish priest. I caught him look at a nice turn of ankle and called him on it. He replied, “Son, just because I’m on a diet, doesn’t mean I can’t look at the menu.” He was one of the wisest men I ever knew.

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    keenanthelibrarian  almost 3 years ago

    I reckon 10 should do it …

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    montanamicrobe Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Whenever the question is “Can people really be that stupid?”, the answer is always yes.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Are you kidding? Most people can’t even follow those ten simple instructions!

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