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God's Nagware Exodus 20:1-17

God's Nagware

God gave us 10 simple rules to follow.

At a Glance

It's often a good thing to be reminded of an upcoming event or responsibility. But there's a difference between being reminded and being nagged. Persistent reminders that pop up on our computer screens can easily become annoying. These nagging pop-ups remind us to update our software, purchase a license or perform an action or function we don't want to do and we're never going to want to do. Tech folks call this "nagware." It serves a purpose -- keeping our computers technically and ethically on track. The Ten Commandments function the same way!

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Jesus Puts Business Out of Business," March 11, 2012, at

It happens almost every time you boot up your computer. As soon as you log in, there's an inevitable flurry of pop-up messages reminding you that you have been negligent -- you've failed to take care of your machine properly in some way.

Some of these messages are practical, like those reminding...

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