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Friday, June 16, 2006

10-Commandments Legislator Can't Name Them

Defense Tech calls him the "Dumbest Congressman. Ever." You might also agree. He has introduced a single bit of legislation: to have the 10 Commandments placed in public schools. The problem is, he can only name three of them: "Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal. ..." ...

See the video at Colbert's show. Crooks and Liars provides a partial transcript.

For your edification, I list the 10 Commandments below (from memory):

  • Thou shalt have no God before me.
  • Thou shalt make no graven images. (This is the one I missed. I had to look it up.).
  • Thou shalt not take the name of thy God in vain.
  • Thou shalt honor thy father and mother.
  • Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  • Thou shalt not commit murder.
  • Thou shalt not steal.
  • Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's ass.
  • Thou shalt not lie or present false testimony.
  • You shall keep the Sabbath.
For those interested in these things, these are the commandments listed by Jesus, as reported by the Gospel according to Matthew:
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Mat 19:17-19)

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