Why were the Ten Commandments given to the Israelites?
God went to the Assyrians and said, “I have a list of 100 commandments I would like you to follow. “
“Okay, give us an example. “
“Thou shalt not kill “
“Sorry, but that would really cramp our style. Not interested. “
God went to the Phoenicians. “I have a list of 50 commandments I would like you to follow. “
“Like what? “
“Though shalt not commit adultery”
“Are you serious? No man would agree to that. “
Disheartened, God went to Moses. “I have one commandment I would your people to follow. “
“How much does it cost? “ Moses asked.
“Nothing, “ said God. “It’s free. “
“Okay, I’ll take ten.”
A man and a woman were found together in a grave after she was buried ALIVE with her dead husband. “The wife who made the ultimate sacrifice for a 3,000-year loving embrace.”
The woman was willingly entombed alive in order to accompany her husband to the next world, archeologists believe.
Autopsy experts say it would not be possible to place the woman’s body in such a loving position if she was already dead.
The experts say it is likely the woman chose to die and be buried with her husband. They believe she may have drunk poison as she climbed into the grave and embraced her recently dead partner.
The pair, from the prehistoric Vysotskaya – or Wysocko – Culture were found near Petrykiv village, south of the city of Ternopil in western Ukraine.
Professor Mykola Bandrivsky – who conducted a study of ‘loving couple burials’ – said: ‘It is a unique burial, a man and a woman lying there, hugging each other tightly.
‘Both faces were gazing at each other, their foreheads were touching.
‘The woman was lying on her back, with her right arm she was tenderly hugging the man, her wrist lying on his right shoulder.
‘The legs of the woman were bent at the knees – lying on the top of the men’s stretched legs.
‘Both the dead humans were clad in bronze decorations, and near the heads was placed some pottery items – a bowl, a jar and three bailers.’
A friend of mine dated a girl once whose nickname was “bad sushi”. I never thought about it at the time but maybe she worked there? Advice on this sermonette is that you should never eat bad sushi.
California raised the gas tax by $.03/gallon to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens. I guess they feel that it’s nice to pay for the less fortunate, who arrive in violation of the law in the US with a myriad of diseases and healthcare needs. The law and benefit do not apply to California residents or Americans who may be visiting California, except to the extent that they buy gasoline and pay the tax.
Disarm the IRS Act?
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has introduced legislation to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any ammunition. It was recently revealed that the IRS purchased $725,000 worth of ammunition between March and June.
It’s troubling that in 2022 alone, the IRS has spent around $725,000 on ammunition.
Russian Salt Mines
My father used to say, “well I’m off to the salt mine” when he went to work. He wasn’t a miner…but the statement never evoked these photos of the inside of a Russian salt mine.
The photo (below) is of me crossing a salt lake in the California desert in the heat of summer in my Toyota FJ. It’s more in keeping with my vision of a “salt mine”.
Navigating the rocks and shoals between Virtue and Vice