Christopher Hitchens's New Decalogue
This is one we've tried ourselves on the blog. If you were to construct a set of Ten Commandments for the contemporary world, what would you include? In this Vanity Fair piece, Christopher Hitchens offers a reading of the biblical ten commandments. In the accompanying video talk, included here, he presents his new decalogue. What do you think?
Incidentally, while we're still trying to devise a set of homiletical commandments, it's worth noticing that Christopher Hitchens's talk almost meets Archbishop Eterovic's 8-minute duration rule (he comes in at 7 seconds over the limit). Whatever you make of Hitchens's critique of the traditional decalogue or his proposed modern version, it's an impressively succinct oratorical performance.