This seemed suitable for a cool Sunday morning…of course, I always thought one would do well just following that “do unto others….” business. Or, even more concisely, one could go with “Be nice.”
Chris Hitchens’ New 10 Commandments
1.Do not condemn people on the basis of their ethnicity or color.
2.Do not even think about using people as private propriety, as owned or as slave.
3.Despise those who use violence (or the threat of it) in a sexual relationship.
4.Hide your face and weep if you dare to harm a child.
5.Do not condemn people for their inborn nature.
6.Be aware that you too are an animal and dependent on the web of nature; think and act accordingly.
7.Do not imagine that you can escape judgment if you rob people with a false prospectus rather than with a knife.
8.Turn off that fucking cellphone. You have no idea how unimportant your call is to us.
9.Denounce all Jihadists and Crusaders for what they are: psychopathic criminals with ugly delusions (and terrible sexual repressions).
10.Be willing to renounce any God or any religion, if any holy commandment should contradict any of the above