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Posted by Mario Dovalina on May 11, 2002 17:28:48 UTC

Why is it wrong to post the ten commandments in a state-owned institution? Does
it offend you that there is a plaque on the wall
telling you not to kill anyone?


Of course not, but that's not the issue. The issue is whether religious material belongs in a state building (which would nearly amount to state-sponsored religion.) You say who could object to a list telling me not to kill anyone? Well, that's not all the list says. The first commandment restricts the first amendment. In fact, they almost contradict each other. "Thou shalt have no gods besides me" versus "government shall pass no law respecting an establishment of religion." See any problems there?

Also, would you see any problem with all courthouses and schools using the Muslim list of divine orders? How about the Jewish ten commandments, or a list of Buddhist or Hindu rules?

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