Legislators in Arkansas believe that you can't fathom America without first understanding the Ten Commandments
The Hebrew word 'mitzvah' refers to precepts and commandments
as commanded by God.
Many Christians in the United States understandably get upset when a court orders the removal of a 10 Commandments
When Moment recently published "The 10 Commandments
The 10 Commandments
: Bible Stories Told by Our Little Lamb is a flat-spined children's picturebook (in the shape of a stone tablet, for good measure) that explains the ten commandments
of Judeo-Christian belief in plain terms for young people.
Following the Biblical commandments
(which could possibly offend the very religious) is a text outlining the basic foundation rules of typographic usage, starting with 'In the Beginning God created type' and juxtaposing examples of different type throughout.
The second section includes three reflections on the Decalogue in relationship to contemporary society, treating the law "as gift," examining the relationship between biblical law and the origins of democracy, and asking whether the Ten Commandments
should be mounted in the public realm (No, says ethicist Nancy Duff).
IT IS the 50th anniversary of Cecil B DeMille's classic film, The Ten Commandments
, which was a reworking of his earlier 1923 silent version.
A passionate Christian who believes that strict adherence to Jesus Christ's teachings is sadly all too lacking in today's modern church; for example, the author points out that Jesus' saying "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery" implies that those who divorce and remarry are violating one of the ten commandments
, yet most Protestant churches freely allow remarriage after divorce.
The 613 Mitzvot: A Contemporary Guide to the Commandments
Of Judaism is a precise and rare study of the Jewish honor to the Commandments
The second challenged the exhibition of the commandments
in two Kentucky courthouses.
Let's quickly examine Dick Denne's assertion that the Ten Commandments
are flawed, and seven are un-American.
Whether it's evangelical Protestants planting Ten Commandments
monuments on government property or Roman Catholic clergy coercing Catholic legislators with religious sanctions, the effort is the same, to make laws and practices conform to conservative Christian doctrines--to sanctify the state.
That said, there are quite a few intellectuals within this very society who, in the face of recent catastrophes (from Srebrenica to Iraq to the explosion of child prostitution fueled by global tourism), question not only the causes of the ethical failure of Western societies but also whether and how the millennia-old standard of the Ten Commandments
can still be binding in a culturally, religiously, and ethnically diverse world--Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, and Slavoj Zizek among them.
Last December 13, Judge McKathan began wearing a judicial robe in his courtroom upon which he had the Ten Commandments
embroidered in gold lettering.