The Daily Jokelahoman

Monumental Fail
May 29, 2009, 9:38 am
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Shouldn’t really be surprised that this resolution passed in the state of Oklahoma.  I don’t disagree with the state government’s decision because I think most of the commandments are meaningless, but because it violates the constitution and creates a slippery slope.  You cannot use public land or money for religious purposes or monuments.  If someone had wanted to put up a monument to sharia law or the book of Mormon people would have flipped out, there would have been protests, but it would have been the exact same thing.  The government is not to promote any sort of religion because the constitution of the United States establishes a secular government.

Plus only three of the ten commandments are actually illegal:  murder, stealing, and bearing false witness, and that only in a legal situation.  And those are completely logical, I don’t need a religion too tell me that making that stuff wrong allows for a stable society.  Adultery, while immoral, is totally legal in America.  If coveting were illegal it would be a thought crime.  That shalt have no other gods than me?  Well since I don’t have one that’s not really a problem for me.  I may choose to honor my father in mother if that are worthy of honor (and they are).  People are more than welcome to take the lord’s name in vain.  A being that doesn’t exist cannot be offended.  Graven images?  Somebody should remind the Catholic church of this one.  They have a ridiculous amount of religious statues, paintings, etc in most of their churches.  And finally keeping the Sabbath.  I don’t know why Christians bother with this since the Sabbath is a Jewish tradition observed on Saturday and means nothing to Christianity.

I guess really the bottom line is whether it’s ten commandments monuments, intelligent design, anti-gay marriage, or a number of other things, please stop trying to legistlate your religion.  The opposite of these things is not hurting anyone.  Just let people be themselves, even if you disagree with them.


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