A pantheist 10 commandments

A pantheist believes that everyone and everything is G-d. That means that you and I and your neighbors and friends: all of the inhabitants of Earth and the Universes, plus Nature, are G-d. How do the Ten Commandments stand in this environment?

1: I am the Lord your G-d: you will not have other G-ds before me.
There is only one G-d. Ourselves and Nature are expressions of that G-d, as indeed are the archetypal G-ds of all human cultures. So, the later half of the commandment is irrelevant: there are no other G-ds, there is only one.

2: You shall not take the name of the Lord your G-d in vain.
Which one? G-d has millions of names, depending on which aspect you are focusing on. So? You should not take anyone’s name in vain.

3: Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
This is easy since all days are holy and sacred to G-d.

4: Honor your Father and your Mother.
Indeed, you should do this. Your physical body was created from your Father’s seed and your Mother’s egg.

5: You will not kill.
This goes without saying. If you kill another person, or for that matter, commit violence toward another person, or an animal, you are killing yourself. You are killing G-d. This commandment also forbids the death penalty and war. Contrary to what some falsely believe, this commandment does not (and never has) applied to fetuses, embryos, blogospheres, blastulas, or anything else that is dependent upon it’s host, it’s Mother, for life.  All of the worlds holy books teach that the soul (or spirit, or Atman) inhabits the physical body when a newborn child takes it’s first breath outside the womb. The idea that a fetus is a person is a belief promoted by misogynists’ in order to take control of women’s bodies. Believing this is a gross sin.  

6: You will not commit adultery.
Adultery is defined as sex outside of marriage.  It doesn’t matter how many people you are married to, just don’t stray outside of your marital group. Monogamy is an unnatural condition. It is good and right for humans to gather in collectives of as many men and women as possible, and bear children and raise those children as progeny of the collective. 

7: You will not steal.
No argument here, but refusing to pay your taxes is stealing from the government that you have instituted to organize society.

8: You will not bear false witness against your neighbor.
This means that telling a lie (a falsehood) about your neighbor is the same as lying about G-d,  for G-d is you and your neighbor. It is telling a lie about yourself.

9: You will not desire your neighbor’s wife.
What about “You shall not desire your neighbor’s husband?”  This makes your wife/spouse a possession. But your wife/spouse is not your possession.  She/he is a free individual who is owned by his/her self. He/she is G-d just as you are G-d. G-d is not a misogynist, but this commandment makes him/her one.

10: You will not desire your neighbor’s possessions.
In other words, you shall never be jealous. That is what jealousy is: the desire for another persons stuff. Kabbalists wear a red string around their left hand to ward off such jealousy, which also known as the “evil eye.”


— Stephan Gabriel