Everyone talks about the Ten Commandments, but it seems that most Americans don’t know them.
Atheist groups want monuments of the Ten Commandments removed from government property. Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate for the state of Alabama, “was removed from his position as Chief Justice in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court.”
A new survey finds that many people like commandments six through ten but have little regard for commandments one through four.
The following is from a 2007 article:
How many of The Ten Commandments can you name? Put to the test, Americans recalled the seven ingredients of a McDonald’s Big Mac hamburger and members of TV’s “The Brady Bunch” more easily than the Bible’s Ten Commandments.
A survey by Kelton Research found 80 percent of 1,000 respondents could name the burger’s primary ingredient — two all-beef patties — but less than six in 10 knew the commandment “thou shalt not kill.”
Less than half of respondents — 45 percent — could recall the commandment “honor thy father and mother” but 62 percent knew the Big Mac has pickle.
Bobby and Peter, the least recalled-names from the fictional Brady Bunch family, were remembered by 43 percent of respondents — topping the 34 percent who knew “remember the Sabbath” and 29 percent recalling “do not make false idols.”
The survey was commissioned by the Ten Commandments Commission in the lead up to the October 19 release of animated movie “The Ten Commandments” and as part of an online campaign to boost awareness of The Ten Commandments. (Reuters)
I’m here to help. Some years ago I worked with a talented artist to put together a brochure to help people memorize the basic content of the Ten Commandments by using their fingers. It was titled “The Ten Commandments at Your Fingertips.” It’s been out of print for a few years. I’m making the next best thing available in a free PDF.