Explore the data behind the Deseret News special report on lying in America

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2018 12:35 p.m.

    @Say No, excellent rebuttal. It is wise not to debate a topic about which one knows nothing.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    March 29, 2018 9:56 a.m.


    That's "statues," not "status."

    I think you are debating yourself here.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    March 29, 2018 8:43 a.m.

    It should be pointed out that the media also misrepresents the truth everyday, including the Deseret News.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 29, 2018 7:30 a.m.

    So how in the world did we elect a POTUS who regularly breaks and flaunts his disobedience to most of these commandments?

    How can anyone who claims to have moral/ethical values or be 'God-fearing' support a leader or leaders who live duplicitous lives without being hypocritical? I hear people say we aren't electing a pope. What a weak excuse.

  • Alyosha West Jordan, UT
    March 28, 2018 1:02 p.m.

    Unfortunately your poll misrepresents several of the commandments, which is problematic when you are asking if they are "still" relevant. For example:

    #2 You added "status or symbols," which is not part of the commandment. The commandment specifically refers to graven images of actual foreign gods.

    #3 This is about oath making. There, God is telling the Israelites that if they make an oath in God's name they better keep the oath. It says nothing of using God's name as an expletive.

    #4 Though you don't explicitly misrepresent this, the commandment itself is only about rest. Noteworthy of it is equalizing principle of rest, where even slaves and immigrants are promised it.

    #5 This is about taking care of the elderly (hence, the promise "that thy days may be long upon the land."). There is nothing in the commandment about obedience. (That exists elsewhere in the Law, and is punishable by death.)

    #7 Another that you don't explicitly misrepresent, but it should be noted that this commandment was given in a very sexist and patriarchal culture where woman were considered property of husbands/fathers. Adultery was thus sex with someone else's property.