Can you name the Ten Commandments?

Don’t look. See if you can do it. I was able to name nine of them without looking. Apparently Americans find it easier to name the seven ingredients of a Big Mac hamburger than to name the Ten Commandments.

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10 Responses to “Can you name the Ten Commandments?”

  1. Kansas Bob says:

    Brain freeze: Couldn’t remember #3 … what is my penance?

  2. casey says:

    I couldn’t remember the one about not making idols. I was thinking it was included with the one about having no other gods. I’m not alone, though, because apparently the Roman Catholics do consider #1 and #2 to be the same thing.
    Wikipedia shows how the different traditions divide them.

  3. Sicarii says:

    I remembered all! :)

    Then again, I cheated, because I had just read it again a couple of days ago so it’s fresh on my mind. Of all of them, I always remember the one about the idols best somehow since I always get into some debate with RCs on Mary worship and such.

    The catechism of the Roman Church removes the one on idols and divides the last into two.

  4. casey says:

    RCs don’t actually consider themselves to be “worshipping” Mary, though, they say they “respect” or “esteem” her. I think my biggest objection to their treatment of Mary is the fact that we are commanded not to pray to the dead and yet they pray to Mary. Mary is, indeed, dead. We have no reason to communicate with her, because the dead cannot hear us.

  5. Mulled Vine says:

    I failed miserably, but then I remembered that I do know two of them: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength” and “Love you neighbour as yourself.” :)

  6. casey says:

    Oh, you mean the most important ones? :D

  7. Mulled Vine says:

    They sum up the others, so for dunces like me, you only need to remember two! God is good!

  8. Mike says:

    You named 9! Wow, you are very clever!

  9. casey says:

    Well, hopefully now I can remember them all. I had never tried to memorize them before, so reading that article was a good prod.