Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ten Commandments

OK, so the Supreme Court has confused us on what it's stand is on the Ten Commandments. It's OK as long as it's purpose is not to promote religion (and who exactly makes that call?) Well, I looked up the Ten Commandments, and here is what I came up with:
The ten statements
1. "I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt..."
2. "You shall have no other gods besides Me...Do not make a sculpted image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above..."
3. "You shalt not swear falsely by the name of the Lord..."
4. "Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy"
5. "Honor your father and your mother..."
6. "You shall not murder"
7. "You shall not commit adultery"
8. "You shall not steal"
9. "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor"
10. "You shall not covet your neighbor's house..." (in Exodus, the text reads "... neighbour's house, ... neighbour's wife, nor his manservant..." etc. while in Deuteronomy, "thy neighbour's wife, ... thy neighbour's house, his field" etc.)

OK, let's go through these. (1) is a direct violation of Church and State, since people not of Judeo-Christian faiths do not believe it. Ditto with (2), which conflicts with my Hindu faith. Also, I'm curious what I am supposed to imply about the quality of justice I can expect from the court if I have happened to commit adultry. These stipulations are great for individuals, but I believe out of place in a secular court. What purpose do they serve, other than for Evangelicals to feel they have fought for their faith? (Incidentally, one of the drivers in the 10C movement is supposed to be (6), which they then want to use to ban abortion!)

1 comment:

Shivakumar said...

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