Friday, January 7, 2022

Refinding a Ten Commandments

Here's one leftover image from last month's Twitter round-up. It came from novelist Rabih Alameddine:

Ten Commandments from the William Morris Hall Socialist Sunday School, Walthamstow, North London Socialist Sunday School


Because the photo is somewhat small even if you click to enlarge, and the lettering is funky, I'm going to type them in. Also good for screen readers.


Love your schoolfellows. They will become your fellow workers and companions in life.

Love learning which is the food of the mind. Be as grateful to your teachers as to your parents.

Make every day holy by good and useful deeds and kindly actions.

Honour good people; be courteous and respect all; bow down to none.

Do not hate or offend anyone. Do not seek revenge; defend your rights and resist tyranny.

Be not cowardly: protect the feeble and love justice.

Remember that all the products of the earth are the result of labour; whoever enjoys them without working for them is stealing the bread of the worker.

Observe and think, in order to discover the truth. Do not believe that which is contrary to reason and never deceive yourself or others.

Do not think that he who loves his own country must hate and despise other nations, or wish for war which is a remnant of barbarism.

Help to bring about the day when all nations shall live fraternally together in peace and prosperity.


We desire to be just and loving to all our fellow men and women, to work together as brothers and sisters, to be kind to every living creature: and so help to form a New Society, with Justice as its foundation and Love as its law. 


I don't say "amen" as a matter of course, but I say amen to all of that.

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