"I am not sure why you are fixated on the Ten Commandments" - @Don apparently you missed the headline of the CL article.
@Don "all the behavioral" commandments? Funny how you always leave out the ones that tell us who and how to worship. Is this a document that speaks to a country of religious tolerance and freedom of religion -- absolutely not. It serves no purpose on the grounds of the Capitol other than government vindicating the beliefs of the religious majority.
"What kind of pussy" do you have to be that you require government to vindicate your religion for you? Declarations of who god is at the Capital and who you must worship... Children praying to god w/ school-led prayer... these examples certainly hint of church-like functions and religion.
@Don - so what are Hindu, Buddhist, Pagans, Atheists supposed to take away from the first four commandments and words that say "Do not worship any gods besides me"? Spin it all you want as all-encompassing -- it is not.
All my life I've "endured" -- for the sake of you, the religious majority -- prayers at government institutions and my taxpayer money spent on this stuff. Sure, I can ignore it... I have to all the time. For instance, it may have enhanced your graduation but devalued mine. But the need for so many to have the gall to shove even more of their religion down everyone's throats through government is absurd.
Having the government tell people who god is and what he values IS the establishment of a church as far as I'm concerned, and efforts to expand the usage of religion within government should be always be fought.
1st Commandment: Do not worship any gods besides me.
2nd Commandment: Do not make idols of any kind…
3rd Commandment: Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God…
4th Commandment: Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy…
The first 4 Commandments all favor Christianity and do not reflect my religious views. It is NOT TRUE that the commandments merely reflect morals. State money can not be used to endorse religion and this is a blatant violation. The First Commandment alone is especially troublesome to be endorsed by lawmakers.
This is an issue that should be strongly objected by anyone who cares about our religious freedoms.
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