12 February 2014

Socialist Ten Commandments

(From the Socialist Sunday Schools of the early 20th century.)

1. Love your school companions, who will be your co-workers in life.

2. Love learning, which is the food of the mind; be as grateful to your teachers as to your parents.

3. Make every day holy by good and useful deeds and kindly actions.

4. Honour good men and women; be courteous to all; bow down to none.

5. Do not hate or speak evil of any one; do not be revengeful, but stand up for your rights and resist oppression.

6. Do not be cowardly. Be a good friend to the weak, and love justice.

7. Remember that all good things of the earth are produced by labour. Whoever enjoys them without working for them is stealing the bread of the workers.

8. Observe and think in order to discover the truth. Do not believe what is contrary to reason, and never deceive yourself or others.

9. Do not think that they who love their own country must hate and despise other nations, or wish for war, which is a remnant of barbarism.

10. Look forward to the day when all men and women will be free citizens of one community, and live together as equals in peace and righteousness.


Anonymous said...

What a pity that we cannot oblige our politicians to live by these commandments! And, how better would be the world if the Christians did the same.

Chuck Hamilton said...

"I think Jesus Christ was a wonderful person, perhaps the most wonderful who has ever lived. I wish Christians would follow his teachings." - Mahatma Gandhi