We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
1.You should feel comfortable in believing in whatever feels good to you.
2.You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them.
2.You really should not be bothered with Things.
3.You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
3.You should not swear unless you really have a bad feeling about something and swearing helps you get in touch with it.
4.Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
4.Sunday is a good day to sort out how you really think about stuff.
5.Honor your father and your mother
5.Never forget to send HallmarkÔ Mother's Day or Father's Day cards.
6.You shall not murder.
6.You should not kill anybody, but if they really oppress you or have possessions that you need and you feel they really deserve it and you do not know what you are doing (and can swear to it) then, maybe OK.
7.You shall not commit adultery.
7.What's "adultery"? If you have a good feeling about someone and they have a good feeling about you and it is really beautiful, that must be OK.
8.You shall not steal.
8.It is illegal to steal but if you or your cultural affinity group were oppressed or put down by somebody else or by another member of their cultural affinity group, taking what might rightfully have been yours is not really stealing anyway.
9.You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
9.It is against the law to lie in court but you can tell the media anything (if they pay).
10.You shall not covet your neighbor's house, or his wife, or his possessions.
10.If you want your neighbor’s house or his possessions, marry his wife after she gets them in the divorce.
Sorry Gwynnie, doesn't always work on #10. I got the house, the cars, the 3 children (now grown), my 401K, and child support. She got the lawyers bills, all of them, and court costs. I'm enjoying the new truck, motorcycle, and boat, and re-doing the house to suit myself has been a blast. Now if the divorcee from up the street would just quit stalking me....
Anyway, I'm headed to the Florida Keys later this month for some fishing with son back from Iraq. We'll have some repenting to do in May, I'm sure, but we'll only bend and bruise a couple of the ten on the left, slightly.
I have some rabid Liberal Democrat siblings who are without guilt, being superior and more highly evolved than those who don't agree with them. They always send Hallmark cards on every holiday, until they vote you off the island. They are the most conniving, back-stabbing racist bunch you'll ever encounter on the Red River of Louisiana, and involved in politics as well. No one holds the blacks of
America in lower contempt than a Democrat.
Re #7: To quote the immortal Tori Spelling (yes, I am embarrassed that I know this), who met her current husband while they were both married to other people and slept with him shortly soonafter: "I had to follow my heart."
Following one's heart trumps "thou shalt not commit adultery" any day.