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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Ten Commandments Complaint

the Supreme Court this week is reviewing whether or not the Ten Commandments belong on public property.

doesn't the Court have more important cases to rule on? perhaps they should review their ruling that a competent, found guilty, 16 to 17 year old cannot face the death penalty. because that would violate the Constitutional cruel and unusual punishment law. i guess it was neither cruel nor unusual for someone to kill another....

the debate on the Commandments comes down to the misquoted separation of church and state. the Constitution states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." funny, the words "separation, church, or state" aren't even a part of the First Amendment.

but what do these Commandments suggest? there are three accepted translations of the Ten Commandments; Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant. for this example i will use the Catholic version:

1. I am the Lord, your God. You shall have no other gods besides Me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.

on second thought, these don't belong on public property. the thought of someone honoring their parents, or not stealing, or not killing is way too much for the public to digest.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really angry with this entire 10 commandments thing. I have to look at how our society has well diminished throughout history. Students are playing violent video games, other students are taking their anger out in ways I cannot even begin to understand - shooting teachers, BUS DRIVERS - this is crap. Does anyone think this may have a corolation to morality? Do people have morals anymore? You can 'honor' the 10 commandments WITHOUT being religous - they are common sense - honor your mother and father - when is that wrong? Do not steal - come on now. Morality is such an issue today - parents don't parent they make friendships, teachers are afraid to discipline because of the reprocossions - who will teacher our children discipline then? How will future generations get on? Instead of fighting a battle about the 10 commandments - let's fight a battle about violence, let's fight a battle about morality issues, let's fight a battle about appreciation and respect towards other - no matter what their background. All of those people who think we have to seperate church and state are just ignorant. Instead of worrying about that EXERCISING our first ammendment right on things like that why can't we fight violence HERE within our children, let's fight the bullies, the drugs, the abuse that our own children (and apparently teachers) now have.
The 10 Commandments are or should be the least of our worries right now - educate our children, teach respect, stop voilence here between students and people, and let's teach morality - THEN maybe we could begin to start a discussion about church and state seperation but I bet if you did all of those thing people wouldn't mind the 10 commandments anymore

2:17 PM


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