Tuesday, July 19, 2011
"Love God and Keep His Commandments"
After reading the story I looked at the picture of the monument, and I had to LOL at the slogan at the bottom: "Love God and Keep His Commandments." Some of the arguments of fundies who want to put the commandments into courthouses refer to the (false) idea that civil law derives from many sources, including the Ten Commandments. I'm relieved to read that they weren't delusional enough to make that argument with a rock that says "Love God and Keep his Commandments."
The only overlap between civil law and the commandments prohibits things that are prohibited in all cultures: murder, theivery, and lying. And in the U.S., lying is only a crime in limited circumstances, such as perjury. This is why Fox News is still in business.
If they want to have something on their front steps that reminds people about "The Law" it should say "Love your country and obey its laws." Of course, they don't want to obey its laws. They want to flout them. Fortunately, there are higher legal powers in the U.S. with better sense. I'm relieved to see justice done in this case.
The ACLU won a $1 remuneration. Makes me want to donate to them!