In the grand scheme of Christianity, The Ten Commandments are pointless.

If a serial killer can be allowed into Heaven simply because he repented right before his life came to an end, then Thou Shalt Not Kill doesn't mean sh*t as a commandment.

If every bad thing that we have ever done is wiped off of our records simply because we ask God for forgiveness, then commanding people not to kill or lie or steal is useless.

"Don't kill people...but if you do, just say you are sorry and you can still come to Heaven and chill."

How does that make any sense?

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Comment by John Cook on October 10, 2013 at 12:38am

Actually, that may be a contributing reason the Christians outnumber atheists in prison by a number far greater than exists in social surveys. The commandments are meaningless until the time comes to pop a cap in some some thieving southern idiot's ass. But so what, Jesus forgives all... Right?

I'll tell you, that is one of the major indiscretions of religion--especially in the south. You caint do it, but you kin do it iff'n you send a think request to Jaaasus. 

Religion, according to the mindless, has everything we'ins need. Don't it now.  Unbelievable! How can so many be rooted in that unsubstantiated garbage of "magic"

I apologize for the poor language but thinking about religion and religious people just has a way of bringing out the very worst in me. I have been an outspoken atheist since the fifties, so perhaps you can imagine what I have been through. I wasn't pretty, and it wasn't polite, but it certainly was expected of those mind twisted fundamentalists.  That's where I learned to fight, and I actually did pretty well.     

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 10, 2013 at 2:07pm

I saw a documentary recently that indicated that the Roman Emperor, Constantine, actually became a believing Christian, but believing forgiveness to be a one-time thing, held off being baptized until near the end of his life, because he knew that to stay in power and accomplish his objectives, he had a lot of murdering to do, so he wanted to wait til he was finished, to seek absolution. Any system that can be manipulated that easily, doesn't hold forth much hope as a moral guideline.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 10, 2013 at 2:07pm

I think Carlin had the right idea:

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 10, 2013 at 3:21pm

Hitchens on the subject (once again).

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 10, 2013 at 4:49pm

Anybody get the impression that a few of those awkward pauses and blank stares just may indicate he had a few Johnnie Walker Blacks before he went on?

Comment by H3xx on October 11, 2013 at 12:02am

@John Cook

I agree with your point, because it's true. I grew up in Mississippi.

However, I'm going to have to ask you to never do that accent again. It was atrocious.

Comment by Diane on October 11, 2013 at 6:59am

I know many of us have said this before, but when I see something like that from Christopher Hitchens I mourn his loss anew, Johnny Walker Black or no.

Comment by Dr. Bob on October 11, 2013 at 11:18am

It doesn't.  Not the way you put it.   That's why my religion spent a lot of time coming up with theories about purgatory and indulgences.

A better way to think about this is as a parent.  The Christian metaphor of God as a parent is a good one.   If you tell your child "thou shalt not"... and he does it anyways, what is your response?  What about if your child is genuinely contrite (not just faking it to manipulate you)? 

If you act with compassion as a parent, does that mean that your "rules" for your children are pointless?  Or are they instead one way that you use to help them learn about the world?

Comment by kOrsan on October 11, 2013 at 11:35am

 Haha oh wow Bob.

It's like you theists are trained in brainwashing camps, where they teach you all the same shit analogies and weak-sauce arguments. See this comment and my response to it about your sky-parent.

You guys need to ditch the daddy issues and grow the hell up.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 11, 2013 at 1:29pm

My rules for my children deal primarily with their safety, not with my own glorification. I don't tell them what days they can work/play, what to think, who automatically qualifies for honor and who has to earn it - big difference between my rules and those of your postulate.

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