Tuesday, October 09, 2007


It takes little more than this survey to explain the reality of the culture we live in. In a survey done by Kelton Research the following troubling results were;

1. 80 percent could name the Big Mac's primary ingredient – two all-beef patties – but less than 60 percent recalled the commandment "Thou shalt not kill."

2. 45 percent could recall the commandment "Honor your father and mother" while 76 percent remembered the Big Mac ingredient lettuce, 75 percent sesame-seed bun, 66 percent special sauce, 62 percent pickles and 60 percent cheese.

3. Among church-goers, 70 percent recalled "Thou shalt not kill," listed as "You shall not kill" in the survey, and 69 percent remembered "You shall not steal."

4. Survey participants also had an easier time remembering the names of the six children on the old TV series "The Brady Bunch" than the Ten Commandments.

We are only a generation removed from the days when the Ten Commandments were posted in classrooms and seen to be important for the lives of young people, and this is the result. While there is nothing magical about having them in a classroom, there is something to be said for the principles they represent being consistently taught. Why should any level of depravity shock us today when most people can more easily identify the ingredients of a Big Mac and the names of the kids on the Brady Bunch, than they can the Ten Commandments? As God has told us in His Word, you reap what you sow and we are reaping the destruction that is promised to those who would sow to the flesh!

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