Tuesday, June 19, 2007

How Would Jesus Drive?

The Vatican issued a "10 Commandments" list for drivers on Tuesday. Having a 45 minute commute we're pretty sure we could know more than a few people who are going to hell. Well, I'm pretty sure God didn't hand these down to someone on a mountain. If he did, I didn't hear about it.

The List

1. You shall not kill.

2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.

3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.

4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.

5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.

6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.

7. Support the families of accident victims.

8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.

9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.

10. Feel responsible toward others.

I'm pretty sure that it's a translation, because the grammar and word use is rather poor. I feel compelled to add at least 3 more:

11. Thou shalt not rubber neck.

12. Don't go under than speed limit.

13. Don't block the faster drivers.

I'm not quite sure why The Holy See felt the need to release this list, but I wish more people would follow it. What would you add?

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