So, we’re preparing to teach our youth about the Ten Commandments last night, and my wife comes up with the brilliant thought of letting them phrase each commandment as a text message. What a cool idea!
Seeing as how I still try to text using proper grammar and punctuation, this one was a stretch for me. But, our High School guys had a blast with it and punched out some pretty cool commandment codes.
Here’s what we came up with:
The Texting Ten Commandments
(According to those awesome guys at Ramp Youth Church)
- no gds b4 me
- no idols
- hnr God’s nme
- keep sbbth hly (thanks to Daniel)
- honr ur fatha n ur motha (thanks to Hunter)
- u cnt kll (thanks to Mason)
- u shal not hook up (thanks to Jordan)
- dnt stel (thanks to Bryan)
- spk truth
- keep i’s 2 self
And then, I jumped online to upload our creative commandments and discovered we’re not the only ones to come up with such a witty concept. Someone has beat us to the send button — and did a pretty good job with it, too.
So in addition to our little Wednesday project, here’s another texted interpretation of the Law of Moses as found in Exodus 20. These come from a website called McSweeney’s.
God Texts the Ten Commandments
By Jamie Quatro
- no1 b4 me. srsly.
- dnt wrshp pix/idols
- no omg’s
- no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
- pos ok – ur m&d r cool
- dnt kill ppl
- :-X only w/ m8
- dnt steal
- dnt lie re: bf
- dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.
M, pls rite on tabs and give 2 ppl.
Hope you enjoy them. Hope you text them on. Hope you honor them.