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Monday, June 27

New Rule: No Ten Commandments In Courthouses

Today a split Supreme Court struck down Ten Commandments displays in courthouses Monday, ruling that two exhibits in Kentucky cross the line between separation of church and state because they promote a religious message. I agree.

Honestly, the 10 commandments don't have a hell of a lot to do with our laws... humans would have figured out the difference between good and bad without the bible. Why judges felt the need to post a religious statement at their courthouses still beats me. Perhaps they felt that the threat of hell fire would be a better deterrent than jail... I don't know. I covered this stuff at length previously and analyzed the biblical chapters that refer to the 10 Commandments and cross posted it at "Was Blind But Now I See".

The funny part is that if America really adopted the "You shall not covet" commandment, our economy would collapse.

UPDATE: Oh wait, you CAN display the 10 Commandments on government land but NOT in court. Here are the details... and they are very vague.
A 6-foot-granite monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol — one of 17 historical displays on the 22-acre lot — was determined to be a legitimate tribute to the nation's legal and religious history.

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