And if that one did stay, that would be one of those “But the bible isn’t literal, it’s up for interpretation” rebuttal by the theocratic bible thumpers
God/Allah/Yahweh we wish they knew at least some of the facts that have not been corrupted into a political issues
That seems like a really good idea. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it!
In a world of speak-ready-think, an alien concept sure to displease the locals.
The biggest problem is that most people think the Commandments were only meant for others.
What is the difference between “Facts” and “The Facts”? Normally people have some facts, but not all facts, before having an opinion. Does voting count as voicing an opinion?
The bit about “knowing facts” wouldn’t fit in with the bible. One of the first stories is how a magic apple turned the inhabitants into beings who suddenly knew right from wrong, and got kicked out of the garden over it. The historic “Indiana Pi Bill” tried to change the value of Pi to exactly 3, because the bible said so. And today, public education in many states still restrict the teaching of science, in favour of course material which simply explains “God did it”.
Thou shalt not take any religions as fact.
Thou shalt not pay any attention to anyone who uses words like “thou” and “shalt” in this day and age.
Sadly, I think we are all guilty of breaking this commandment.
Check for logs/beams in your own eyes before pointing out the specks/splinters in someone else’s.
If that were the only commandment that had been ignored, what a world we would have.
Our version was, “Put brain in gear before engaging mouth.”
My invisible best friend demands scientific evidence!!!
Isn’t that one still in place today since it doesn’t say anything about adhering to the facts when you voice your opinion?
If they were referred as the 10 suggestions, that one would have been okay.
Um, excuse me, Hand emanating from a cloud, but would you please show yourself and provide some verifiable proofs of your divine power?
If I saw a hand emanating from a cloud and a voice ordering me to do something, I would immediately assume I was hallucinating.
“Knowing facts” suggests that one is open to learning. Emotions strongly affect learning. Not being emotionally positioned to be able to accept the reality of a constantly changing world blocks one’s ability to learn. Right-wing populists are basically a bunch of EMOs, incapable of learning…………………….questions?:
Since 1985 the GOP has been working to dumb down public education, in order to criticize public education for not doing a very good job, all to get Congress and states to give them tax breaks for private school tuition. Another tax break for the wealthy. What was taken out was the teaching of critical thinking. Can anyone figure out why we are where we are today?
Today’s vocabulary lesson.
ultracrepidarian: An ultracrepidarian is a person who offers opinions beyond their own knowledge. It can also be used as an adjective describing such a person. This word is used in situations when someone is speaking as an authority on a subject that they have only limited knowledge of
Thou shalt put down cell phones before crossing the street
Of course, today’s “Christians” ONLY pay any attention to any of the other Ten Commandments when it is convenient for THEM to do so. But, they expect EVERYONE ELSE to obey ALL OF THEM at ALL TIMES.
…unless you’re asking a question. Another act you seldom see these days.
Right along with, “Thou shalt not hate people who are different from you.”
Wow, all I got out of this is that from now on my own personnel pronouns will be thee and thou. Thus shall it be written. So shall it be done. …or not. Who cares.
But “I did my own research”, by listening to my favorite pundits!
Followed their own advice…eventually.
Reminds me of the problem we’ve had with the local press for years when it comes to their coverage of certain wealthy citizens and elected officials; they know the facts but will only print the parts that paint that person in a positive light and conveniently leave out the messy bits. They’ve been doing it for decades. It’s called LYING BY OMISSION.
That one definitely doesn’t fly with Qanon
Oh my, the Irony of the Bible Thumpers chiming in on this particular comic. Too, too funny.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s knife….I mean,wife.
And a double tablet at that. Perhaps understanding that speculation and opinion can be a volatile mix.
Or…Thou shalt mind thine own business. And ZIP it.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jake-tapper-loses-it-over-fox-citing-journalistic-standards-after-dominion-settlement It’s about Faux Snooze.
Ya might have made one slight change….”true facts”. Anyone can make up facts, i.e. politicians, clergy, police…just not always true facts.
“Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.”
- Jon Stewart
No “perfect” creator entity would ever have set loose among others beings which do not adhere to that commandment.
Which doesn’t prove one doesn’t exist.
I’m just sayin’.
Not that most of us ever paid much attention to the ones that made it past the editor’s desk.
How do those who espouse the prosperity gospel square it with the prohibition on coveting? That and the old cameling of a needle?
Absolutely True, and perhap’s funny too…
Facts are anything that a person believes that support their opinion. Anyone who says anything different is obviously wrong. Ask any republican.
I know how to do it – first remove foot from mouth; then – refer to first item.
They break the rest of the rules with total contempt. They apply their own 11th Commandment. “Thou Shalt Not Need To Obey These If Thou Art A Real Christian”.
If everyone adhered to that, it would definitely reduce the level of noise pollution.
Thus spake the Almighty, but Fox News heeded Him not. (Nor did anyone else, including all clergy but the Dalai Lama.)
If only religion just existed in the comics. Oh well.
There is a proverb or two with the same sentiment.
February 16, 2022