Monday, March 24, 2008

Bill and Ted's Commandment

I was driving my daughter to school this morning and we were talking about the 10 Commandments of all things. I was telling her how I just don't see that it's all that necessary to list out all the things you shouldn't do when there are so many things you could miss.

The thing that comes to mind right away comes from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. "Be excellent to each other."

Is there anything else that really needs to be said? Killing someone... now is that being excellent? Sleeping with someone's wife... now is that excellent? Making fun of a co-worker (not covered in the original 10)... is that being excellent? Not letting your wife have the window seat on the plane (again not covered by the original 10)... is that excellent? And the list goes on and on.

But it brings up a pretty good point. You can apparently be a big an asshole as you like as long as you don't kill anyone or inadvertently make a idol while doing it. In fact, can't the whole bible be summed up into just that one phrase... be excellent to each other. The golden rule follows the same simple dogma.

1 comment:

atheist girl said...

you are absolutely right surfer jesus. thats the only rule i live my life by.