Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thou shalt not covet

Steven "The Town Crank" Erbach has a stellar modification to the 10th commandment. Keeping in mind the crowd yelping about obscene profits recorded by Exxon-Mobil . .

The Town Crank: Why aren't they buying shares?
The 10th Commandment says "Thou shalt not covet". Old Moses knew what he was about. It is human nature to covet and to wish ill on those more prosperous than we are. But isn't the entire history of the human race enough to show us that we should get over our jealousies and grow up? I just wish the 10th Commandment could be amended to say: "Thou shalt not covet. Thou shalt buy as much oil stock as thou can lay thy hands on." Now that's a Commandment with some relevance!
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