February 19, 2014

Roy Rogers’ Rider’s Rules – For Those Who Are Anti 10 Commandments

It sometimes amazes me how many people are so anti the 10 commandments. At the time, it was a set of rules (morals) to guide a large group of people. Whether you believe that they were directly given by God, is up to you. However, it is difficult to argue that they make sense. And while it is difficult to adhere to them all all the time, the major ones – yes, I know that they are not multiple choice – are a tad easier to keep.

However, as mentioned, some folks can just be livid about anything remotely religious, so I found this gem that, with the exception of Rule 9 – and maybe, for some, Rule 10 – may be easier, mentally and emotionally to accept.

They are Roy Rogers’ Rider’s Rules. For those who are to young to remember Roy Rogers, he was an actor who portrayed a cowboy that encompassed all that was – and is still – good about people and America.

Here they are:

Rule 1: Be neat and clean.

Rule 2: Be courteous and polite.

Rule 3. Always obey your parents.

Rule 4. Protect the weak and help them.

Rule 5. Be brave but never take chances.

Rule 6. Study hard and learn all you can.

Rule 7. Be kind to animals and take care of them.

Rule 8. Eat all your food and never waste any.

Rule 9. Love God and go to Sunday School regularly.

Rule 10. Always respect our flag and our country.

Remembering that, generally speaking, for most things in life, perfection is not required only progress, these are pretty good rules. As mentioned, some may find fault with Rule 9 and/or 10, and state that is what has caused many of our problems. I think, it is the reverse.

Happy trails!
- Bob Garner – http://www.abundancekeys.com