February 11, 1997 in Nation/World

Danish Pastors Can’t Recite Commandments

Compiled From Wire Services

Children whose minds wander during religion classes can take heart - most of Denmark’s ministers can’t recite the Ten Commandments either.

Ekstra Bladet newspaper reported Sunday that it had telephoned more than 100 ministers in the Lutheran State Church of Denmark and asked them if they could recite the commandments. Eighty percent couldn’t remember them all or reeled them off in the wrong order, the newspaper said.

Three ministers even broke one of the commandments - you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor - by shouting to their wives to tell the reporters they weren’t home.

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