Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thou shalt no God but me adore,
'Twere too expensive to have more.

No images nor idols make,
For Robert Ingersoll to break.

Take not God's name in vain; select
A time when it will have effect.

Work not on Sabbath days at all,
But go to see the teams play ball.

Honor thy parents. That creates
For life insurance lower rates.

Kill not, abet not those who kill;
Thou shalt not pay thy butcher's bill.

Kiss not thy neighbour's wife, unless
Thine own wife thy neighbour doth caress.

Don't steal; thoul't never thus compete
Successfully in business. Cheat.

Bear not false witness - that is low -
But 'hear 'tis rumoured so and so.'

Covet thou naught that thou hast not,
By hook or crook, or somehow, got. - Decalogue by Father Gassalasca Jape.

I think Fr Jape is a pseudonym adopted by Ambrose Bierce.

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