Here are 5 commandments that are conspicuously absent from Exodus. The text says nothing about prohibiting slavery, genocide, rape, blind faith, or intolerance. That's perplexing, as it's supposed to be the word of God. Oh wait, it's not perplexing at all because all of these things are whole-heartedly recommended by God soon afterwards!
**UPDATE** June 21st, 2012: I did this piece a few years back and, upon further thought and your own comments, I now realize that the Commandments should be made less vague. #3 should say "Thou shalt not beat or otherwise torture thy fellow living creatures", and then another one should say "Thou shalt not keep fellow humans as property". and #4 should say "Thou shalt tolerate others' personal opinions and beliefs". Those combined with the other three are 6 excellent rules for being a good human being, and they are also contradicted in the Bible. So (once again) fuck the Bible.
Sorry, no, the title does not mean something more exciting.
Ever notice how hard the religious try, when faced with scientific facts that show the source material for their god to be in error, to make us think history happened backwards compared to how reality actually works?
Until they show me a book that was printed before atomic reality as we know it, i'll continue to go where the real life evidence points. Evidence that doesn't need to build a religion of excuses around itself for protection against inquiry, because it's actually there, and there was never anything to hide... just plenty more to find!
Never before have i understood the old phrase, "Putting the cart before the horse" so clearly as when religious people fight for creationism.