When’s the ‘unveiling’?
Published: Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013
While driving by the Connellsville Area Junior High School with my friend the other day, he asked me, “Are they having an unveiling for something?”
I answered, “Oh no, that's a Ten Commandments monument.”
“Why is it covered?”
I replied, “Well, someone objected to it.”
“Why did someone object to it?”
“Well, because it caused her stress, and she felt excluded and you know how it feels to be excluded.”
My friend answered, “Yes I know. I've been excluded many times, like from ball teams and such, but you just go on.”
As for the part about the monument causing her stress, we see and hear many things in daily life, and we each decide if it pertains to us or not; take it or leave it — so no stress.
I continued, “Someone also thought that by having it there, the school is establishing a religion.”
He responded, “I've seen those same monuments at other schools and the various symbols on them. So, which religion is being established? Christianity, Islam, Judaism or what?”
“Well,” I said, “the school isn't trying to establish any religion. The Fraternal Order of Eagles put the monument there in 1957, believing it would be a good guide for young people to follow. And you're right, each one who sees it can take it or leave it, just like a magazine ad or a billboard.”
“Well,” my friend went on, “it seems like it was a good idea to me, and since they're displayed in government buildings in Washington, D.C., there must not be anything wrong with it.”
I replied, “Well, society is changing. What used to be right is now wrong and what used to be wrong is now right.”
“How true that is. Well, call me when they have the unveiling. That will be a special day,” my friend said.
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Ever since the Constitution was ratified, the placement of religious messages on public school property has been illegal. The Ten Commandments monument promotes an Abrahamic god over all other gods or lack thereof.
Submitted by: Bruce on Monday, March 18, 2013
If the writer goes by what's in Washington, D.C., then she and her friend should also not object to exhibiting Muslim, Confucian, Egyptian, Greek, etc. laws and lawgivers at public schools and courthouses. If you go to the Supreme Court in person or take the on-line virtual tour, you will see that Mohammed with the Koran, Confucius, Menes, Solon, Hammurabi, Solon, as well as other non-Christian lawgivers, are on display on Supreme Court walls. Some pre-date Mosaic law. It should also be acknowedged that Mosaic law was written after exposure to, and influence of, Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, and other laws Contrary to constant propaganda, American law, English common law, were based on more than Judeo-Christian principles. James Madison studied the history of laws prior to working on our Constitution. Thomas Jefferson acknowledged that the "ancient scripture" on which English common law and, subsequently, American law were based pre-dated Christianity. Hence, Jefferson wrote to Major John Cartwright on June 5, 1824: "I was glad to find in your book a formal contradiction, at length, of the judiciary usurpation of legislative powers; for such the judges have usurped in their repeated decisions, that Christianity is a part of the common law. The proof of the contrary, which you have adduced, is incontrovertible; to wit, that the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet Pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced, or knew that such a character had ever existed."
Submitted by: Sam on Saturday, March 16, 2013
This would be a cute story, if only it were true. The 10C's have nothing to do with Islam and there are different versions for Catholics and Protestants. Furthermore, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled against the posting of the Ten Commandments on public school property. Just watch the throngs of prayer vigils being held to keep them at Connellsville Area Junior High and you and your friend will begin to understand how they violate the separation of church and state.