Debate:Ten or Two Commandments?
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Ten or Two Commandments? We often hear a lot of debate in America about whether the Ten Commandments should be displayed in schools and places of law; it's often seen, especially here, to be a key factor to the 'conservative/liberal' dividing line whether they should or should not. Why is it that we give priority to the Ten, while there are two which are more important?
Matthew 22:36-40 says:
36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
Liberals might not agree with the display of the first one, but isn't the second, the golden commandment, universal and powerful enough to be acceptable by both conservatives and liberals?
Sorry that I made my first article a debate, but it's an interesting subject that I was discussing with my priest earlier today, and I was interested to hear your thoughts.