With reference to the Ten Commandments, J. John asks,
Why should we burden modern men and women with the primitive code of a nomadic tribe that lived under skin tents in a desert? Yet the answer is that even amid vast changes, some things remain stubbornly unalterable. Switch the tents to flats and houses, transform the nomadic tribes to executives in business suits, alter the desert into a modern city and you will find that human nature stays exactly what it always was. Of course things have changed. The clicking abacus has become the sophisticated computer, the creaking ox-cart has become the supersonic jet, but fire is still fire, water is still water and humanity is still humanity…We have the same vices as our ancestors. And we need the same rules.
J. John, Ten, p13f.