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I'm not at all surprised by this story. I am agnostic, but I am fairly well versed in religion--particularly Christianity. I usually clean up in the Jeopardy! religion questions, even in double-jeopardy. But, if pressed, I'm positive that I couldn't name all of the ten commandments. Could you?
On the other hand, what's on a Big Mac? Without even looking it up, "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun!" The Brady Bunch family members? Carol, Mike, Bobby, Peter, Greg, Marcia, Jan and Cindy. And let's not forget Alice the maid, and Tiger the dog.
But as an agnostic, the full list of the ten commandments is of little importance. I am aware that only a few of them have anything to do with morality. Most are just God on an ego-trip: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me!" Kinda makes you think that God is acknowledging the actual existence of other gods, doesn't it?
But, Christians allege that these are the fundamental building blocks of a moral life. Following the ten commandments isn't a suggestion, it's Christian law. Makes you wonder why more Christians aren't up on what the laws are then, doesn't it?
UPDATE: I just took the test, and got 90%. It's multiple choice, which helps. If you'd like to test your knowledge, click this link, and scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.epicstoriesofthebible.com/challenge.php
Americans know Big Macs better than Ten Commandments
NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) - 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."
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