With the recent death of acclaimed Professor and Atheist Christopher Hitchens, I feel it fitting to revisit a concept he once proposed.
That is, that the ten commandements appear hasitly written and improvised, as if by someone under pressure of time. The first three of them, for example, are merely (and i cannot put it better than Hitchens on this) "the raspy, throat clearings of an admittedly touchy and self-conscious dictator", while many of the others are now redundant with new understanding and man-made, more morally acceptable laws.
Since the original tablets have long since disappeared, is it not fitting to write a new set of laws, more thouroughly thought through? perhaps including the forbidding of infanticide, child abuse, rape and genocide, while omitting the laws of "worship none but me" and "don't take my name in vain", which seem to serve no purpose in the development of morality what-so-ever.