The Bible According to Hyson

Created and Maintained by Umesh Shankar

Note: The following was created by Christopher Hyson, a Prophet of Setback and distributed to the faithful via e-mail. It has been reprinted here without permission. But we're pretty sure he doesn't care.

And the Lord said, "let there be Setback" and It was good, so the Lord said, "let there be light so I don't have to bid a blind four" and there was light and It was good, so the Lord said, "Let there be billions of humans, to take my form on Earth, so that more than one Setback game can be played at once" and there were humans and they were good, so the lord said, "Hmmmm, that Setback idea was a good one; let there be MORE Setback" and there was more Setback and It was good. Thus by the end of the first week there was Setback roaming freely throughout the Earth. People played in twosomes, threesomes, foursomes, and moresomes, and the Lord smiled and felt it was good, for on the seventh day, he too could sit down again and play setback with his old adversary Lucifer.

Lucifer, the ruler of evil, and the cheater of Setback didst bid a smack, yet the Lord, knowing the Devil's evil, had the powers of good on his side, and he didst bid six. Yea, at the finish of the clash of good and evil, not a trick was possessed by the evil Lucifer, and the Lord possessed all, including all jacks. Seeing the power of good contained in a single Setback hand, the Lord spake to Moses and didst give him the Ten Commandments:

  1. Thou shalt keep the Setback holy
  2. Thou shalt not covet thy partner's hand
  3. Thou shalt not worship any false card games before Setback
  4. Thou shalt not cheat in a game of Setback
  5. Thou shalt not deal fewer than six cards
  6. Thou shalt play to a final score of 69, not 666
  7. Thou shalt not let the evil prevent thee from the playing of the holy Setback
  8. Thou shalt bid a smack only if thou art worthy
  9. Thou shalt make great pilgrimages to Connecticut, the Holy Land of Setback
  10. Thou shalt schmertz or thou shalt be schmertzed.

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    Not that contained herein is merely the Old Testament of the history of
    Setback. For the New Testament, please send $69.00 plus $.69 shipping
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