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Ten Commandments

7 Common Misconceptions About the Hebrew Bible

Marc Brettler | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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.

Alabama Lawmaker Refers To Islam As 'Muslimism'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

As the Alabama House of Representatives debated whether the Ten Commandments should be displayed in public places, one lawmaker appeared to suffer a h...

State Lawmakers Debating Display Of The Ten Commandments In Public Building

The Montgomery Advertiser | Kala Kachmar | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

The House Judiciary Committee passed a constitutional amendment without discussion or debate that would allow the Ten Commandments to be posted in pub...

Bill Nye, My Dad's Tie, and the Creation-Evolution Debate

Jack Levison | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

No matter what side of the creation-evolution debate you are on, your partisanship costs you dearly. Why? Because it costs you the ability to read the Bible on its own terms. What do we lose by straightjacketing the Bible with the creation-evolution debate?

Obamacare, Texas Law, Satan and the Separation of Church and State

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Historically, both liberals and conservatives have blended religion and politics, usually with disastrous results. We would do well to look to the past as we sort out the church-state issues we face today.

MLK, Isaiah, Sinai and the Prophetic Voice Within Us

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This past Saturday, I was scheduled to lead Torah study in Mishkan Shalom. Actually, I don't "lead" it so much as I "weave" it, choosing the specific passage we read and then encouraging the participants to explore their own thoughts and feelings about it.

When Hell Freezes Over

Adam Banner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

In a move that has rankled many in this predominantly conservative Christian state, the Satanic Temple in New York has formally applied with the Oklahoma Capitol's grounds committee to build a statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed depiction of Satan, in the state's capitol building.

Lawmakers Dismiss Satanist Monument Plan As 'Publicity Stunt'

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislative leaders in Oklahoma sought to ease public concern Monday over a plan by a group of satanists to erect a monument at...