Covet

T'HOU shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's. — EXODUS xx. 17.

What about: " Thou shalt not wrongfully covet anything that is thy neighbor's." --Bingham Thoburn Wilson

I am well aware that in any other age it would have seemed heresy to cast an eye of criticism upon the wording of one of the Ten Commandments. But at this late day, when the light of reason is beginning to show its guiding hand in most all our creeds, we can speak of the mistakes of man relative to that " good book," without fear of creating consternation; for while doubtless the Bible was divinely inspired when written, we must remember that it was poor, frail, erroneous man who translated it into our tongue.--Bingham Thoburn Wilson

Wilson talks of two great national diseases: Consumption and Marriage. I agree, with addition to consumption. I think consumption falls under Covet.

Why else do we consume so much? We want what we see, above what we know is good for us.

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