The Ten Commandments are historical
Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I support the New Kensington-Arnold School District for standing firm in the Ten Commandments lawsuit.
The Ten Commandments are historical statutes recorded in the Bible. Having the monument does not violate the often-misinterpreted separation of church and state, which appears nowhere in the Constitution.
It is lawful to teach the history of the commandments as an academic history topic. The Greek mythology of gods and goddesses is taught to our children in the public schools, as is evolution and different historical “religious” literary documents. And this is apparently OK.
It's quite impossible to teach history, especially U.S. history, without including Christianity.
It's amazing the striking similarities you can find in different religions when they are held next to the Bible. The devil will come as a wolf in sheep's clothing, so be mindful.
I vote to leave our historical monument intact to show the standard for which our country once stood. I pray that the people of this land repent and turn from their ways so God can heal this land.
No one should be able to convince this nation that we were founded on anything less than the strong, honest, truthful, lawful, perfect words of the Bible because we surely were.
To all who disagree: Do you mean to tell me that you are against goodness? It offends you? Really? I ask respectfully that you study the book before saying that it offends you.
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Sam, it's nice to see you here time and again. I agree, this monument is unconstitutional and should be relocated to an appropriate place. Amy Verri, have you ever read your "Bible"? It is full of hate, violence, and fiction.
Submitted by: Sam on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Unfortunately, your letter does nothing to address the real problem. The Supreme Court since 1980 has consistently ruled that the Ten Commandments "plainly religious in nature" and can not be posted on the walls of (or outside) a public school, as it would appear to represent a endorsement of religion. Your letter strengthens the religious intent, which only adds to the reason it should come down. As for the phrase "separation of church and state", it was first used by the Supreme Court in 1879 and has been used over 25 times since as a yardstick for measuring 1st Amendment violations. It is a very real principle in American Constitutional law. It does not matter whether the 10 Commandments are good, bad, or indifferent;They are a violation of the 1st Amendment and any court in the land would agree.