Monday, May 20, 2024

How Many Commandments Was That?

More on legislating the biggest lie, from Slacktivist.
... [T]hat’s a problem, because there are a lot of different versions of the Ten Commandments, all of which are phrased and enumerated differently. The version of “The Ten Commandments” mandated by Horton’s bill is not taken from any of those. It is, instead, the version concocted in 1950 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Cecil B. DeMille.

Yes, really.

This is not “The Ten Commandments” that can be found in any Bible. It’s “The Ten Commandments” that Hollywood used to promote DeMille’s 1956 blockbuster The Ten Commandments.

Cover version by Jamaica's Top-Rated Singing Sensations.


Al said...

The true motto of United Snakes that should be placed on US currency is: "Fuck the Poor".

M. Bouffant said...

American Way Editor:
Or "From The Many, To The Few".