Which Ten Commandments?
One good reason for the Greensburg Catholic Diocese to be slow in approving a posting of the Ten Commandments in front of one of its churches, in this case, at St. John's in Connellsville (“Ten Commandments movement going strong,” Feb. 28 ), is that the posting would have to be the Catholic version of the Ten Commandments, not the Protestant version.
The Catholic version differs on the Second Commandment regarding graven images.
Catholics also split up the commandments regarding coveting of property, not wanting to include wives as property along with animals and material possessions, etc., as in the original.
Is the “Thou shalt not move” organization willing to acknowledge the Catholic Church's postings of its approved version of these “words of God”? Perhaps the best solution is to post both sets of commandments side by side at the school in dispute and everywhere else. Then, to be thorough, add the third set from Exodus 34.
The writer is Mt. Pleasant native and a 1968 Geibel graduate.
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