The 10 Commandments for Driving

Two weeks ago the Vatican issued it's Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road or shorter still the 10 commandments for driving. I'll give you the rundown.

I. You shall not kill
>>Does roadkill count? For Roman catholics I think there is still no clear answer on this matter. They don't actually know if animals have souls.

II. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
>>Surely the Vatican means all those adjecent spots next to motorways where people can get to know each other intimately. I think the Vatican just calls it 'Evangelising'

III. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
>>As will ABS, airbags and a spot of defensive driving.

IV. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
>>The blind guy? The one that got poked in the eye by his rosary dangling from his rear view mirror because he accelerated too quickly?

V. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination and an occasion of sin.
>>Does the Vatican mean parking the car and steaming up the windows? Never knew they we into that whole domination thing. Just fancy that!

VI. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
>>Drunk or riddled with cataract like?

VII. Support the families of accident victims.
>>How? By having a bit of the old pray?

VIII. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
>>Isn't that what usually happens after receiving a summons and meeting in a court building for the compensation trial?

IX. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
>>Stop once in a while to let grandparents and kids pee?

X. Feel responsible toward others.
>>Even when they've just been sick in your car?

Mark Lane published some hilarious Commandments of Florida Driving.
And about halfway down the MonkeyFilter page about the commandments BlueHorse posted a top 10 of Pope Mobile improvements which I am sure His Infallible Highness will be keen to adopt when ordering a new set of wheels.

I would just suggest:
-Honk three times if you love Jesus
-Give way to God at all times

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