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Letters: Why the Ten Commandments?

May 16, 2012

Re "New legal battle over Ten Commandments," May 11

Instead of recycling these heavy-handed Ten Commandments, Jesus, as Moses' successor, in his own Sermon on the Mount gave eight new hallmarks of Christian holiness, urging justice, mercy, purity of heart, humility, peacemaking and uprightness. Later he commanded followers to love their enemies and do unto others what they would have done to them.

Why are these never chiseled into stone displays for all to emulate?

Robert Brophy

Los Alamitos


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