Letter: Forget the Ten Commandments

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The Independent Online
Sir: Christ summed up the Ten Commandments ("Clergy forget Commandments", 27 January) thus: "Love the Lord your God with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your heart and with all your strength"; and "Love your neighbour as yourself". These, not the Ten Commandments, are the basis of Christian morality.

Those attempting to hijack the epithet "Christian" in favour of some "family values" crusade would do well to remember this. I challenge anyone to find a Church of England vicar who does not know them, however many of the Ten Commandments they may or may not be able to remember.

HUW YARDLEY

London E1

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