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August 26, 2003

You learn something new everyday.

We've all heard about the big argument going on in Alabama (?) about posting the ten commandments in the lobby of the courthouse. But even if they were allowed to leave them, there's a real question about which "ten" are the real ten, or even if ten is the correct number. It turns out that the bible has different lists in different chapters, and different editions of the bible are different too. SF Chronicle:

Then there are the commandments in the next chapter of Exodus, which allow fathers to sell their daughters into slavery (21:7) and say that "whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death" (21:17).

Neither of those commandments is included among the Ten Commandments currently residing under the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

Posted by jghiii at August 26, 2003 11:42 AM
Posted by: mrpeabody on August 27, 2003 01:58 PM

I am your Sherman. Thou shalt not have any other Shermans before me.

Honor thy Sherman.

Remember to keep the Sherman's birthday muted, but still send gifts.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy Sherman.

Thou shalt not kill, except for Bill Buckner.

Thou shalt not bogart thy Sherman's joint.

Thou shalt not call thy Sherman "Shermy", and if one does, thou shalt spell it with a "Y", not an "IE".

Posted by: amendments on August 27, 2003 01:59 PM

Thou shalt not covet thy Sherman's goods.

Thou can covet and have thy Sherman's wife. "Take my wife. Please."

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