A recent survey has revealed that the majority of Brits believe four of the 10 Commandments are not nearly as important in modern society.
The two which the most survey participants (93 percent) said were still important were the Commandments against murder and against stealing.
Below these, 87 percent of those surveyed said not bearing false witness was still relevant and 73 percent said not committing adultery was still an important Commandment to follow.
Next, 69 percent said honoring one’s father and mother is still important, while 61 percent affirmed the relevance of not coveting someone else’s possessions.
As far as the other four Commandments, however, only a relatively small percentage of those surveyed said they were still important today.
Thirty-one percent said that not worshipping idols is still important, 23 percent said the same for using God’s name in vain, 20 percent affirmed the importance of not worshipping other gods, and 19 percent still believe in keeping the Sabbath as a holy day to God.
Interestingly, the Commandments which have apparently become less important in peoples’ beliefs today are the ones that most are most foundational to a right relationship with God.
"The four Commandments that do not have a majority of Brits saying they are still important are the ones most related to the practice of religion. Unsurprisingly, it is on these Commandments that opinion between Christians and the non-religious differs the most," said those who conducted the survey.
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Publication date: October 27, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.