The First Commandment: Start your day with God

In recent months, there has been some controversy in the US about the Ten Commandments being displayed in public buildings. Many are questioning whether government monuments to the Decalogue are appropriate in a nation committed to freedom of religion. Yet, many are also taking a closer look at the Commandments to see what they truly mean. This ten-part series from began November 10, appearing daily for two weeks. It explores the spiritual underpinning of each Commandment, finding monuments of obedience to them in surprising places. Read the complete series after November 21 at

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

I think everyone, in some way, lives up to the spirit of the First Commandment.

A Christian and a Muslim talk about Ramadan
November 24, 2003

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