In The Ten Commandments Cecile B. DeMille creates a character, Dathan, to voice the opposition to Moses. While the character is fictional the idea is not. Some of the Hebrew children were frightened of what would be required of them to move toward freedom. “Far better for us to be the slaves of the Egyptians than to die in the desert.” Human beings are made from freedom but the comforts and cliches that enslave us have a hold on us. We know we can handle the way things are, even if unpleasant. An unknown future which asks us to treat everyone as a child of God, where we turn the other cheek, where we stop worrying and trust in God can be downright terrifying.