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Ten Commandments

Friday Talking Points -- Our 'Dopey Donald' Contest

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pretty much every pundit in the mainstream media got down on their knees and thanked a recent poll which showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three key swing states this week, because they truly want this gravy train to continue.

5 Significant Things That the Ten Commandments Leave Out

Ryan Stringer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion
Ryan Stringer

Upon close inspection, one finds that there's a surprising amount of really important stuff missing that one would expect fundamental moral rules not to leave out. Because of these omissions, then, the Ten Commandments can't provide an adequate list of such rules.

John Kasich: Bigot or Bully?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Watching John Kasich lecture Jews about their own holy books isn't just embarrassing, it's infuriating. Kasich dismisses what they say because he knows Judaism better than they do.

Religious Freedom (to Burn Our Own Wtches) - Song of the Week

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

I wrote a eulogy song for Jesse Helms (sixteen years before he died) which contained the lyric, "He carefully separated Church and State / One at seve...

The Law Is Written on Our Hearts

Bethany Piechowicz | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Bethany Piechowicz

I believe that God's laws are still in effect today because God makes himself known to us by the law that He writes on all peoples' hearts. The law that is written on our hearts is the same law that God gave Moses over 2000 years ago.

The Death Penalty Doesn't Violate the 10 Commandments

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Dr. Joel Hoffman

In fact, the original wording in the Ten Commandments refers only to illegal killing, and takes no stand on the merits of legally sanctioned killing such as the death penalty.

The Church Owes Planned Parenthood an Apology

Zack Hunt | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Sadly, the silence from Christian leaders once so outspoken about the doctored Planned Parenthood videos has become deafening. But the absence of their leadership shouldn't stop the rest of us from seeking forgiveness no matter how much we may disagree with our neighbors.

6 Things You Should Know About Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, made headlines on Wednesday when he directed local judges to stop issuing marriage licenses t...

What I Love About the U.S.A.

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Rev. Chris Glaser

As I look upon the faces and read the names of the 14 people murdered during a holiday party of colleagues serving the San Bernardino County Departmen...

Keeping America Safe By Altering Our Favorite Films

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

To make America safer, here are some of the Republican suggestions for alternative endings to America's favorite films.

The Ten Commandments of Being A Good Airbnb Guest

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Though Airbnb's user reviews empower travelers to make educated decisions, what's not often considered is that your hosts can also review you. But the feedback you get on your Airbnb page is important. Here's what you need to know.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

The Most Revolutionary Part of the Ten Commandments

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

We tend to take them for granted. Even pastors or rabbis who teach and preach about them can forget how revolutionary they once were. We can begin to see them as a decorations in courtrooms rather than a sacred call to live by sacred values.

Ten Commandments Momument Removed From Oklahoma Capitol Grounds

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Under the cover of night, a 6-foot-tall (180-cm) granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was removed fro...

Oklahoma Will Remove Ten Commandments Monument From State Capitol Grounds

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 29 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma commission voted on Tuesday to remove a privately funded granite monument of the Ten Commandments from ...

Commandments of Love

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

The Ten Commandments, given to Moses by God for the children of Israel to follow, are not primarily religious. Their concern is largely social, rooted in love, and all of them are relational in their thrust. Four Commandments address the human-divine relationship; six of them address human-to-human relationships.

Why One Pennsylvania Public School Is Keeping Its Ten Commandments Monument

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at a western Pennsylvania school violates the U.S. Constitution, but di...

The Ten Commandments of Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether or not you follow the actual Ten Commandments, these are the ones you really need if you're planning a wedding!

Oklahoma's Top Court Says State Must Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its...

Time to Shelve the 10 Commandments

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

It's time religious and political crusaders wake up to the fact that the Ten Commandments were written in ancient times and as such reflect ancient values that are largely obsolete in the modern age. Beyond legal concerns about placing a religious monument on public grounds the Ten Commandments are simply outdated.

Marina Fang

Defiant Oklahoma Governor Says Ten Commandments Monument Will Stay On State Capitol Grounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R), apparently defying a state Supreme Court ruling, has ordered that a monument to the Ten Commandments rema...

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Nick Wing

Church And State Are Separate In The U.S., Except When They're Not

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Any decent, red-blooded American politician loves the Constitution. It seems fair, then, to expect these politicians to respect the very first right e...

Christianity a la Carte

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Stampp Corbin

Either you are a prix fixe Christian, taking everything on the bible menu, or you are a Christian who believes that passages cannot be taken literally, and often are not what they seem.

The 10 Commandments, Mom Style

Karen Blessing | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Karen Blessing

I am your Mother. I went through hell to conceive you, used all the toilet paper in the land while carrying you and suffered a lengthy and excruciating ordeal to have you. You will accept me as your Mother or I will farm you out into bondage.