Which of the Ten Commandments are optional?

In my previous post, I mentioned a debate with a friend about the Pope’s politics.  In the midst of it, my friend tried to defend the commonly perceived connection between Christianity and conservative politics that the current Pope’s ministry has challenged.  One line of argument went something like “Religion is inherently conservative.  Which of the Ten Commandments are optional?  Do you think partial-birth abortion is right?”  To which I mumbled a response Continue reading “Which of the Ten Commandments are optional?”