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The new and improved progressive 10 Commandments

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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 08:42 AM
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I wrote these and posted them in another forum on page 4 of the posts. I finally decided to give them a thread of their own for discussion - improvement suggestions.

The original commandment is listed first with the new and improved modern version below it.

Ten Commandments of today US society:

1. You shall have no other God before me.
You shall have no Judeo-Christian God as he is oppressive, sexist and represses LGBT. You shall honor all other Gods as sacred and equal.

2. You shall not worship graven images.
You shall honor all graven images of all religions as sacred and equal and worship them when in the presence of those who worship them out of cultural respect.

3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
You shall take the Christian God’s name in vain (and only the Christian God’s name in vain) as often as you like and use as many ugly and offensive and sexually charged words as possible in all your television shows, music, and movies.

4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
There must be no special religious day or set aside day of rest for everyone, even the hard working poor, especially the hard working poor, as it interferes with shopping, eating out, and entertainment.

5. Honor your father and mother.
Condemn your father and mother for all the emotional baggage you carry in life.

6. You shall not kill.
You shall not kill - Except for the unborn fetus, even a 39 week old, viable and healthy fetus within a healthy XX personage, which may be killed upon demand of the uterus owner.

7. You shall not commit adultery.
Every adult shall be free to gratify themselves sexually at any time with any consenting adult with no legal repercussions or moral judgement laid upon them.

8. You shall not steal.
You shall not steal, except, to take from those who have, to give to those who have not. You shall only “give a fish” and not ask anyone to at least attempt to “fish” for themselves, for that is unkind, unfair and unjust, and they will forever be in your servitude and vote as you tell them to.

9. You shalt not lie.
What is a lie, what is the meaning of is? What is truth, it is relative, my truth is mine, your truth is yours, except my truth is better than yours and my truth is always and forever right. Even if my truth defies biology.

10. You shall not covet anyone’s wife or any of their goods.
It is ok to desire your neighbor’s wife because all sexual relations are value free. It is ok to desire and even demand your neighbor’s goods so that you have goods equal to those of your neighbor for that is social justice.



edit on 9/12/19 by The2Billies because: make the title truly reflective of the content of the OP

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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

Where do you stand on Islam?
Just trying to figure out if your OP is sarcastic, er whut.

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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 08:54 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: The2Billies

Where do you stand on Islam?


Does it matter in this instance?

We have had 2 Islamic exchange students in our home, if that answers your question.

The current one is Ishmali, a persecuted Islamic denomination, because they reject the idea that we must return to 14th century ideas on sexuality, marriage, treatment of women. They also reject the parts of the Koran calling for violent and forced conversion, and they reject terrorism. They reject much of the middle eastern barbarism and misogyny. the.ismaili... I had no idea such a sect existed until our student came to stay with us. She has educated us on her denomination of Islam which is persecuted, hunted down, and killed in many Islamic countries.

The other student was also a female. She was shocked that the men in the US helped with children and around the house. She said the males in her house sat around on the couch acting like Gods. We knew more about her religion than she did because in her area/sect/denomination, women were not allowed to attend mosque except on holy days. She knew not to eat pork and the religious holidays, and that women were inferior to and subject to related males. She went back to go to college in her country and is now teaching English, refusing her father's wish for her to marry a male of his choice. As long as she sends him a part of her paycheck (he abandoned her, her mother and sister for another wife), she is free to stay single.

That may give you an idea of what I think of Islam. But this has little bearing on the traditional US value system that has changed so dramatically over the past decades.

My OP is NOT sarcastic. It is simply my interpretation of the value system I see in the progressive left and modern US society and the modern values. This demonstrates the changes that have become the new and "improved" value system of the progressive left, liberals, the Democratic Party, Hollywood, media, music, and society in general today.


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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:18 AM
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Good luck with that........ NOT



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:22 AM
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Christian snowflakes



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

This is cancer.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
Christian snowflakes


Ok, but how about a constructive and intelligent comment on what you disagree with or what you would change?

BTW, this is also the Jewish 10 Commandments, least you fail to insult them also.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:28 AM
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originally posted by: IrateCanadian
a reply to: The2Billies

This is cancer.


Why, what do you disagree with?

I don't understand your comment, as it doesn't tell the reader if you agree or disagree with the revisions.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus
Good luck with that........ NOT



Good luck with what?

The revisions? Why? Please elaborate and let me know what the meaning of your quip is. Thanks.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:33 AM
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why, your nonsense is just provocation and meaningless anyway. done..



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus
why, your nonsense is just provocation and meaningless anyway. done..


Sorry I hit a nerve so hard you are speechless. Bye P!



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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I'll start with the first one.

"You shall have no Judeo-Christian God as he is oppressive, sexist and represses LGBT. You shall honor all other Gods as sacred and equal."

First off, all those who have at least half a brain would know from fact that being homosexual is in fact a mental disorder. There is much proof of this from the early 50's-70's when it was being treated as such. Now we see "homosexuality" being removed from the psychiatric practices because "it's progressive" -

"Progressive" is just a fancy word for "we want to do whatever we want, because it's progressive!"

Why should I be tolerant of something that should be treated. After all, the factual statistics pertaining to LGBTQ just makes them look like terrible people to begin with. Because they simply have a problem. I know a few "gay men" in my city and they jump from partner to partner to partner to partner. Know why? Because they don't value a relationship; they have a problem; and that problem is some form of sexual addiction to fill some sort of empty void created by a psychological issue.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: IrateCanadian

Thanks for the first truly honest and understandable post!

I can see the 10 Commandments - have really hit a bunch of nerves!

When the religious, atheists, conservatives and progressives all feel equally insulted in some way - it means there is truth and often truth hurts.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

Yo mad, bro?

This entire OP smacks of snowflake, snow chip on shoulder.
News Flash: Not everyone believes in superstitions
Some people actually make their way forward through life not thinking twice about a skygod, sitting up on a throne and judging them for their every thought and deed.

But, you do you!


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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

I am no further ahead in comprehending where you stand on the issue of the 'new' interpretations of the Ten Commandments.



It is simply my interpretation of the value system I see in the progressive left and modern US society and the modern values.

My point about Islam, since you singled out Judeo-Christians in your OP, is that They have a much more strict view of matters covered in the 10 commandments.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: [post=24616522]The2Billies


My OP is NOT sarcastic. It is simply my interpretation of the value system I see in the progressive left and modern US society and the modern values. This demonstrates the changes that have become the new and "improved" value system of the progressive left, liberals, the Democratic Party, Hollywood, media, music, and society in general today.



Your interpretation was worded in such a way so as to suggest sarcasm. That's why people think it is sarcastic. If you dont like the way American society has devolved, just say it. But if you do like the way it has devolved, have fun on your race to the bottom.

Also, putting your opinion of the current state of affairs in a religious context won't win you many friends here. It is ATS after all and we, most of us at least, do not see religion in a favorable light.

You're still relatively new here so I thought I might do you a favor and tell you. I have been here as one username or another for over 12 years and have seen a lot of changes in the tone of this site, but one thing remains constant: We dont like religion of any kind.

Anyhoo.......I do appreciate the time you took to state your point of view and encourage discussion. After all these years I still do like this site and appreciate seeing others who want to contribute.

To close, I dont like the way American society has devolved into an "anything goes" mindset. It is not okay to play fast and loose with a moral system that has worked just fine for many years.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: The2Billies

Yo mad, bro?

This entire OP smacks of snowflake, snow chip on shoulder.
News Flash: Not everyone believe in superstitions
Some people actually make their way forward through life not thinking twice about a skygod, sitting up on a throne and judging them for their every thought and deed.

But, you do you!


Bro? That is a sexist assumption. I am female.

Skygod? In the revised 10 Commandments of Progressives, there is no Skygod in the new 10 Commandments, it actually rejects the Judeo-Christian Skygod altogether, simply a new set of rules that the progressive liberal left can all agree upon.

Judging? I'm not judging anyone. You can think as you want, but it appears you are highly judgemental towards those who believe in Sky gods.

You can do you also! Thanks for the understandable post, I much prefer those over quips with such double meanings they are not of any real value.



posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: DeepImpactX

originally posted by: [post=24616522]The2Billies


My OP is NOT sarcastic. It is simply my interpretation of the value system I see in the progressive left and modern US society and the modern values. This demonstrates the changes that have become the new and "improved" value system of the progressive left, liberals, the Democratic Party, Hollywood, media, music, and society in general today.



Your interpretation was worded in such a way so as to suggest sarcasm. That's why people think it is sarcastic. If you dont like the way American society has devolved, just say it. But if you do like the way it has devolved, have fun on your race to the bottom.

Also, putting your opinion of the current state of affairs in a religious context won't win you many friends here. It is ATS after all and we, most of us at least, do not see religion in a favorable light.

You're still relatively new here so I thought I might do you a favor and tell you. I have been here as one username or another for over 12 years and have seen a lot of changes in the tone of this site, but one thing remains constant: We dont like religion of any kind.

Anyhoo.......I do appreciate the time you took to state your point of view and encourage discussion. After all these years I still do like this site and appreciate seeing others who want to contribute.

To close, I dont like the way American society has devolved into an "anything goes" mindset. It is not okay to play fast and loose with a moral system that has worked just fine for many years.


Darlin, if you don't like religion of any kind why on earth would you deign to even write in a thread in the Religion forum? To me that doesn't make sense.

Last I heard, ATS welcomes a variety of viewpoints, especially those that hit nerves hard and are challenging. Mine appears to be just that. Looks like everyone has had a nerve hit, both Christians and non-Christians. That must mean there is truth between the lines.


The one thing I really like about ATS is that people are NOT thrown off or encouraged to leave because they hold a point of view that others don't like. I find that sort of behavior to be bigoted and judgemental. So glad the Mods allow diverse points of view!

While not sarcasm, I actually agree with the originals. I rewrote them not with sarcasm in mind, but with the mindset of the progressive liberal left and atheism.



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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:59 AM
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You forgot to include atheists in those first couple commandments. Might want to include a commandment about how science is the only real religion as long as it suits a given agenda.

The main problem I see with the new and improved commandments is that nothing is written in stone for the progressives. The progressive Moses would never have this written on stone tablets. They would need a media that could change or disappear mysteriously after they get called out on it by conservatives.

ETA: DeepImpactX is full of it. There are religious people here esp. in this forum for religion. But there a lot of people that will come to the religious forum to give the people posting a hard time. Ignore them when they have nothing to add to the thread.
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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies
I just think your OP sounds like some old timer character- 'kids these days, etc... back in my day, etc...'

I just don't know if you are trying to make some earth shattering point or just complaining about the way the world is now vs the way it used to be.

I mean, in the old days, the 10 commandments where taken more seriously
Then as time went by, the Christian authority lowered the standards, IE: gay marriage is now OK, etc..

What do you want? A world will the men sit around the house and act like gods while the women do all the baby work?



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