New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2006
Five thousand years ago, God gave us a simple, timeless gift… the 10 Commandments. Wikicommandments (http://www.wikicommandments.com), drawing on the collective experience of hundreds of millions of Internet users, will add a few more.
Users write and vote on commandments enabling a new legal code to be drawn up based on the social morality of today’s person.
“The agents of Satan might try to add a touch of evil, but I’m confident that the Christian majority will vote any maliciousness straight out of existence,” said Ramon Augustine, founder of WikiCommandments.
WikiCommandments will likely show that some commandments are just as critical today as when they were when first received, however it will also put into question other original commandments. For example, the prohibition against “idol worship” clearly is not taken seriously in the 21st Century as Fox’s “American Idol” is one of the most popular shows on television across the last several years.
The website enables users to draw on their belief systems to contribute to a living, breathing text of thousands of commandments. Similar to Wikipedia, WikiCommandments needs many authors to provide a complete picture of the state of morality.
“If you believe that there is a part of God in each person, then it becomes clear that by harnessing millions of people together we can once again allow for God to author updated rules of conduct,” Augustine said. “God speaks to us all and is going to allow us to write the commandments for him through this site.”
Launching today, the 10th day of the 10th month, the 10 top commandments on WikiCommandments are (the original commandments):
1. Do not worship any other gods
2. Do not make any idols
3. Thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor
4. Thou shalt not steal
5. Thou shalt not commit adultery
6. Thou shalt not murder
7. Thou shalt honor your father and mother
8. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy
9. Thou shalt not swear falsely by the name of the lord
10. Thou shalt not covet your neighbors house
Launched in October, 2006, WikiCommandments enables users to write and vote on rules to live by. Starting with the original Ten Commandments, WikiCommandments shows commandments and their relative ranking, painting a picture of social morality today. For more information on WikiCommandments, visit http://www.wikicommandments.com
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