We may lose a sense of our direction

Only on The Colbert Report:

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland: The Ten Commandments is, is not a bad thing, uh, for people to understand and to respect.

Colbert: I’m with you.

Westmoreland: Where better place could you have something like that than in a judicial building, in a courthouse?

Colbert: That is a good question.  Can you think of any better building to put the Ten Commandments in — than in a public building?

Westmoreland: No.

Colbert: [looks mildly surprised]

Westmoreland: I think if we were totally without ’em, we may lose a sense of our direction.

Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Westmoreland: What are all of them?  You want me to name ’em all?

Colbert: Yeah.  Please.

Westmoreland: Um… Don’t murder. Don’t lie. Don’t steal. Um, I can’t name them all.

Via Crooks and Liars (partial transcription by yours truly).  Click through to Crooks and Liars to see a video excerpt.

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4 responses to “We may lose a sense of our direction

  1. meander112


  2. judysama

    1. I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other Gods before me.
    2. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
    3. Honor thy father and thy mother.
    4. Thou shalt not steal.
    5. Thou shalt not murder.
    6. Thou shalt not bear false witness.
    7. Thou shalt not covet…
    8. Thou shalt not comit adultery.

    …And somehow I’m missing two now, when I was only missing one before. The first one may actually be the first two, but I could be wrong.

  3. glowing_fish

    When I want to be ruthless, and accurate, I say that after 2000 years, Jewish culture is still a bit much for Indo-Europeans to handle. They really need to go back to worshipping gods that fit their narrow mentalities, gods that represent simple concrete things. Concrete literally, since they need statues. They really should be worshipping Zeus as part of a State Religion.

  4. sshaf1130

    #2 – Do not make a sculpted image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above… (Don’t worship idols, etc.)
    #3 Thou shalt not swear falsely by the name of the LORD… (Don’t take God’s name in vain.)

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