|Hands off the ox, Bub!|
It is unusual for RtO to quote Denis Prager approvingly, so watch closely (it won't happen again):
The Ten Commandments are predicated on the belief that they were given by an Authority higher than any man, any king, or any government.But it seems that nowadays, some Christian teachers have discovered a way to rank the commandments. I can see that, in the 21st century, amassing oxen might seem to be of less moment than, say, dishonoring parents. But I cannot find any warrant for treating one commandment as less authoritative than another.
|Another Republican "inoperative statement," apparently|
This is more than somewhat ironic, given the clamor to republish the commandments on every government lawn and foyer. Possibly the Christians treat the Decalogue more as a talisman than as a directive. In any event. there is not much evidence that they have ever read the document, let alone taken it to heart.
UPDATE Can't count, doesn't think, don't talk too good neither. Did Jeb learn nothing from Mitt?