Ten Commandments address global problems

Dear Editor, The violent deaths of so many people in Paris recently would not have happened if the ten commandments from the Bible were followed.

In the Koran, there are concepts of God, Heaven and Hell akin to Judaeo-Christian beliefs, within recognition of Old Testament prophets.

Moses, an Old Testament prophet, received the ten commandments on Mount Sinai to help people lead better lives. Two of these are “You shall not kill” and “You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God in vain”.

Sadly, in our own country, both of these commandments are not observed by some of our people. In fact, the name of Jesus is blasphemed and mocked regularly by some comedians. The Catholic Church and the sacraments are the usual targets for this type of insulting abuse.

The law against blasphemy will soon be repealed which will give free rein to people who enjoy degrading Church teaching and whose insulting bullying, verbally and on Facebook, are causing young people to feel suicidal.

Our own President did not escape this nasty tirade while going about his duties to the nation.

Love God and love your neighbour embraces all of the ten commandments, and love of neighbour, no matter which religious persuasion, or none, which he or she chooses to follow.

Yours etc.,

Breege Murray,


Co. Limerick.