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Ten Commandments

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

Following Jesus Isn't Primarily About Beliefs or Actions

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm intrigued by the fact that, in spite of my explanation that this project is more about delving into who we are and what we do than about what we think or believe, many people are eager to distill the "Jesus journey" down to making a specific set of claims for beliefs, end of story.

What's More Important Than the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

Our wise ancestors who wrote the Bible immediately followed the giving of the 10 Commandments with an even more powerful ethically demanding portion called, Mishpatim in Hebrew.

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.

Baptist Minister In Hot Water Over Comments On Ten Commandments

USA Today / Religion News Service | Ron Barnett | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) A Baptist minister is in hot water after preaching a sermon that called the Ten Commandments sayings or promises rather than ma...

Obama Is a Modern Day Moses, Leading with the Paradoxical Commandments

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Being a change leader is a tall order. People love the soaring rhetoric with which he outlines his vision of a better life. We trust that he has the right stuff to do the job. We want to believe that he'll deliver on his promises. And above all, we want him to be all things to all people.

Why Christians Should Support the "Satanic" Statue in Oklahoma

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Oklahoma may seem an unlikely place for what has been called a satanic sculpture to be installed on government property. In fact, there may be no better place for it.

7 Common Misconceptions About the Hebrew Bible

Marc Brettler | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Marc Brettler

It is helpful to think about common misconceptions that people have about the Bible so that we can read it better.

Face It, Christians, You Don't Have Ten Commandments

Kate Blanchard | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

Most American Christians systematically and shamelessly ignore at least three of the Ten Commandments, but it's difficult to imagine someone protesting over merely two or seven or eight commandments.

10 Commandments For Atheists

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) An atheist, a humanist and an agnostic walk into a restaurant. The hostess says, “Table for one?” An old joke, yes, b...

Someone Drove Through The Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument And Smashed It To Pieces

AP / Huffington Post | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Someone drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments,...

What Happened to Sin

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

People around the world are suffering more now than at any time in my lifetime, and probably much longer. But the peoples of the world, including we who live in and love the United States, have become increasingly permissive and secular.

The Ten Commandments of Science

David J. Eicher | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

Why should science not also have its ten commandments? Here is the current set of commandments through the eyes of science, in the form of objective, natural theories that should be believed.

3 Steps to Creating Like The Creator

Lorna Bright | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Lorna Bright

Like many of you, I was taught that the Fourth Commandment simply means, "work all week and go to church on Sunday." But the reality is that most of us work only five days per week, not six, so by not taking a full six days to do all our work, we've broken the commandment.

Judge Rules Ten Commandments Monument Must Go

AP | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the...

Top Colorado Republicans Want to Restore Order Via the 10 Commandments

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why are the 10 Commandments so attractive to conservatives that talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt doesn't blink an eye when Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez says we should "go back" to the 10 Commandments to restore "some order in society."If I were Hewitt, I'd have asked how not coveting they neighbor's wife, not using the lord's name in vain, and not being an atheist would help the teenage migrants.

Understanding Sinai

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

The narrative of what occurred at Mount Sinai is not one of the better-known biblical stories. Perhaps, because it is overshadowed by the unfortunate event that happened shortly thereafter...that whole incident with the golden calf.

Whose Ten Commandments?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Michael L. Millenson

Shavuot reminds Jews of our religious roots and obligations. America, though, is anchored in a dedication to liberty for all citizens no matter what they believe. This is what unites us in a civic heritage no religious tradition ever can or should try to duplicate.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask the Chicken... or Maybe the Egg?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

The spring holidays have ended, the last bit of stale matzo has been choked down, and we Hebraic types can all go back to eating bread again, although...

'Want to Help Me Hide the Eggs?' Farewell to the Easter Bunny... and Childhood

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Kevin Walsh

It was already a big night. I was able to stay up a little later than my three younger sisters. I was a cocky eight-year-old sitting on the vinyl couch in the lower floor of our tri-level watching The 10 Commandments.

10 Fascinating Facts About The Ten Commandments (The Movie)

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Watching Paramount's The Ten Commandments is, for many, an annual part of the spring holidays. While there have been other film versions of the story of the exodus, none have the epic staying power of the 1956 classic.

The People Christians Are Allowed to Hate

Angela Jamene | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

It's hard. It takes work, and it takes a lot of practice. Loving everyone is no small goal. It's a priority though, it has to be.

Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbors' Candy

Carin Davis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

For one week each spring, grocery stores display both a Passover aisle and an Easter aisle, stocked with colorful baskets and a mountain of candy. And at the top of that confectionery Mt. Sinai? The Cadbury Creme Egg.

Evangelicals Punish World Vision for Walking Down 'The Romans Road'

Ken Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

The evidence for the existence of anything like modern day monogamous gay unions in that time is sketchy at best. I love my Bible as much as any evangelical and I think there's a great case to be made that the Bible is simply silent regarding same-sex covenantal unions.

The Observance of Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Let's take a look at the historical emergence and spiritual significance of the Lenten season.