The Sixth Commandment:
Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
The Pentacost recalls God's revelation of the Torah to the Jewish people. For this festival, the Lord clearly commands, in his inerrant, absolute commandments, that we must bake two loaves of special bread and burn nine perfect one year-old lambs, a goat, a ram and a bull. Then you have to harvest the grain around your field and leave it there. When God became a man, he changed his unchanging mind, perhaps because he realized what a bitch it all was. At least, that's the excuse I'd give if I were a christian.
This is the commandment Christians prefer over the original one:
Thou shalt not kill.
This commandment remains the same whether it's Catholic, Hebrew, or Protestant, but remains a hotly contested and re-interpreted commandment. This is because we rather like our governments to kill us, we love wars, we like to defend ourselves, and we happen to be meat-eaters. We like to pretend that "thou shalt not kill" doesn't apply when it's legal. We don't like to think of the 377,000 + non-flood corpse people God personally killed in the bible. That's because when God does it , it's good. After all, it says "thou" shalt not kill.
Actually, the Ten Commandments verses are just about the only passages in the bible where "good" killing doesn't happen. It's like comic relief. Perhaps that's why we like to focus on it.
But thanks for listening, diary.