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Friday, March 4

Are the 10 Commandments the Basis for Our Laws? Part I

I'll cover the first 4 now. These are straight from the Bible. KJV which is a lousy version, but we'll use it since the neocons probably use this version.
Commandment 1: Exodus 20: 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Two percent of Americans have ancestors who were supposedly rescued from Egypt. Is it the law in America that we should have no gods before the capitalized God? No. Some people idolize other things more than God. What about obsessive compulsive Christians?
Commandment 2: Exodus 20: 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Huh? I can't find that in the constitution, the declaration of independence, the bill of rights. Is it illegal for Catholic Churches to have all those statues, assuming that Jesus is God?
Commandment 3: Exodus 20: 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Is it illegal to say God Dammit? No. What about all that swearing on the Bible in our courts?
Commandment 4: Exodus 20: 8 4. Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Whew. Let's see now... blue laws are no longer in existence. Everything is open on Sunday which forces people to work on the "sabbath" so that Americans can break the tenth commandment too, but we'll cover that later. The sabbath is on Saturday in America, not Sunday. The world wasn't created in 6 days either. We have no laws having to do with this commandment.
Commandment 5: Exodus 20: 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Can't find that law either. This is religious because common sense tells us that children who are abused shouldn't have to honor their parents.

So far, none of these commandments are on the books in America. Furthermore, they are strictly religious in nature , they oppose science (3 especially), they oppose reason, and we are supposed to have religious freedom in this country.

Just wait for Part II!

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