One of the Big Ten

Posted: June 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

No, it’s not a sports conference. It’s a condensed list – of the ways one harms the relationship with God or with neighbor.

The one that comes to mind today is found in a recent court case. Ryan Ferguson was falsely accused by Charles Erickson of the murder of a Columbia Tribune editor in 2005. The newspaper custodian joined the fray with false testimony.

This sent Ferguson to prison for a crime he did not commit. This April, both Erickson and the custodian changed their tune. They admitted they were lying. Ferguson was vindicated.

The commandment, of course, is to not bear false witness against your neighbor. Why? Because your self-interested lies harm the innocent. It happens all the time, of course, a repeating drama. Which is why it’s in the Big Ten.

It’s that important.

  1. Audie says:

    I, too, believe in Ryan Ferguson’s innocence. The court procedures leave me wondering about justice via the courts.

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