Ten Commandments no match for Big MacNew survey shows more can recall burger ingredients than 'Thou shalt not kill'
A new survey shows more Americans can name the seven ingredients in a McDonald's Big Mac hamburger than the Ten Commandments.
The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, showed 80 percent could name the hamburger's primary ingredient – two all-beef patties – but less than 60 percent recalled the commandment "Thou shalt not kill," the Catholic News Service, or CNS, reported.
Kelton was commissioned to do the research to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," opening Oct. 19.
The survey also found just 45 percent could recall the commandment "Honor your father and mother" while 76 percent remembered the Big Mac ingredient lettuce, 75 percent sesame-seed bun, 66 percent special sauce, 62 percent pickles and 60 percent cheese
Even Americans who say they go to church once a week had difficulty naming all of the commandments, CNS reported.
Among church-goers, 70 percent recalled "Thou shalt not kill," listed as "You shall not kill" in the survey, and 69 percent remembered "You shall not steal."
CNS said survey participants also had an easier time remembering the names of the six children on the old TV series "The Brady Bunch."
The least remembered children, Bobby and Peter, were named by 43 percent of Americans. The two commandments least recalled by survey participants were to keep the Sabbath holy, 34 percent, and have no other gods besides God, 29 percent.
The survey allowed for the slight variation between Catholic and Protestant versions of the commandments.
Scene from new animated movie "The Ten Commandments"
The "Ten Commandments" movie is the first in a series of 12 planned animated "Epic Stories of the Bible," according to CNS. Cindy Bond, president and chief operating officer of Promenade Pictures, said "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning" is halfway through production and "David and Goliath" has just started production.
The fourth is expected to be "The Battle of Jericho." Other Bible stories under discussion include Daniel in the lions' den, Samson and Delilah, the book of Genesis and stories from the New Testament.
well, can you? dont laugh, can you name all ten commandments? eight years of catholic school and i dont think i can. on the other hand i've eaten both the ten commandments and a big mac and i must say that the big mac was marginally better tasting. i wanted to eat thre brady girls but that just never happened.
"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God… ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.' TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.' THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.' FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.' FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.' SIX: 'You shall not murder.' SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.' EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.' NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.' TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
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