Despite living in a country with a rich and still prevalent Christian heritage – as evident from the Pledge of Allegiance to the nation’s motto, “In God We Trust” – Americans were found to be more familiar with the ingredients of the McDonald’s Big Mac hamburger than some of the Ten Commandments.
In a new study conducted by Kelton research in conjunction with the upcoming release of the animated feature film, The Ten Commandments, 80 percent of respondents knew “two all beef patties” were among the ingredients of the Big Mac but only six out of ten could identify “Thou shalt not kill” as one of the Ten Commandments. Also, while 43 percent of respondents – including those who regularly attend worship – could recall Bobby and Peter, two of the least-recalled names from the Brady Bunch, they were less familiar with two of the least recalled commandments – “Remember the Sabbath” (34 percent) and “Do not make any false idols” (29 percent).
Read about it here.
This doesn’t really surprise me. I would imagine that a large number of church people don’t know them. How would I know that? Because I see how many Bibles are left in the lost and found at every church I’ve served. Last week I read that over 60% of Evangelicals don’t read their Bible.
How can you ever know someone if you don’t spend time with them? The way people get to know God is reading the Bible and through prayer. I don’t spend as much time as I should but I do spend everyday praying and studying God’s Word.
What do you think?