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22 Sep
The Commandments

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 99 15:08:44 -0700
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Subject: The Commandments

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Forwarded-by: (Rob Freeman)

This is the story of why GOD gave the Jews the Ten Commandments.

GOD first went to the Egyptians and asked them if they would like a
commandment.  "What's a commandment?" they asked.  "Well, it's like, THOU
SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," replied GOD.  The Egyptians thought about it
and then said, "No way, that would ruin our weekends."

So then GOD went to the Assyrians and asked them if they would like a
commandment.  They also asked, "What's a commandment?"  "Well," said GOD,
"It's like, THOU SHALT NOT STEAL."  The Assyrians immediately replied, "No
way.  That would ruin our economy."

So finally GOD went to the Jews and asked them if they wanted a commandment.
They asked, "How much?"  GOD said, "They're free."  The Jews said,
"Great!.............. We'll take TEN."

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