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Letter to the Editor
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Bad situation made worse

Liberty Baptist Church's Rev. Ewing Marietta, who unfortunately supports the 10 Commandments display at a government school, is right about one thing — we do need moral absolutes.

But such principles are not to be found etched into a mythical tablet as context-less dogmatic dictates. Morality is based upon the objective requirements for humans to flourish on Earth and, as such, should be derived from this world.

The Founders understood that and, consequently, constructed a godless Constitution. To require taxpayers, who are already being forced to support government schools, to support the display of religious propaganda at a place in which dogma should be eschewed in favor of reason and logic is to make a horrible situation worse.

Amesh A. Adalja

Butler

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