Letters: Condensed

At the triennial convention of the Episcopal Church in New Orleans in October, the following condensed version of the Ten Commandments will be proposed:

1. Thou shalt have none other gods but Me.

2. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of anything that is in Heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

4. Remember that thou keep holy...

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