Four and counting....
I had dinner last night with a very good friend. During the course of the evening we discussed one of the taboo topics - Religion. Apparently, despite any or all of his current actions, he still classifies himself as Catholic. I admit to being a member of the ever-growing religion - lapsed Catholic. It has been a long time since I could identify with the ideals and motivations of the main-stream church. Further still, I find it difficult to believe in a deity of any type. But I digress.
My dear friend then contemplated the Ten Commandments. Firstly, we both had a great deal of trouble actually recalling them. The obvious ones were easy. Lots of "coveting" and the like, plus the ones about killing and adultery. Then it started to get a little scratchy and hazy in the memory banks. But his next contemplation was actually how many of the commandments he has broken. Perhaps a shocking thing to consider for someone who has just admitted to still identifying with Catholicism as his religion-du-jour.
At a rough guess, he estimated that he had broken seven of the ten. I am reckoning on about four for myself (although I am still a little hazy on the "coveting"). Anyone able to beat us?