A reader writes:

I find it interesting that as a lifelong agnostic that I can name more of the Ten Commandments than a good number of Christians. Then again, I have a very helpful mnemonic from back in the day when saying our legal system was built on them was very popular:

Roughly 1/3 of them are actually laws of the land (Such as, not stealing or killing), roughly 1/3 are not (honoring your mother and father, coveting) and the remaining third are blatantly unconstitutional (Hold no other god before me, false idols, taking his name in vain) I somehow doubt that would be a popular method of remembering them among Christianists though.

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