The Big Mac and the Ten Commandments

Sam Rainer

October 3, 2007

“In God We Trust” is our nation’s official motto, but perhaps our stomachs take precedent over our souls. A recent survey reveals that more Americans recognize “two all beef patties” as ingredients in a Big Mac than recognize “Thou shalt not kill” as one of Ten Commandments. Eight out of ten respondents recalled the two grease-beefs, while only six out of ten identified perhaps the most known of the Ten Commandments.

We truly are a junk-food nation. But now the golden arches seem to trump basic Judeo-Christian values. Sliders go down easy; living righteous is harder to swallow.

But hope exists. Many people are receptive to the gospel. In fact, as many as eight out of ten people are willing to come to church if invited. So call up an old friend, invite them to your church, and tell them that after the service lunch is on you – just avoid the Big Macs…

3 comments on “The Big Mac and the Ten Commandments”

  1. Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

    That’s pretty sad. At least I can say I know the Ten Commandments as well.

  2. Tboss says:


  3. Sam Rainer says:

    Tboss – How about some celery?

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