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Should public displays of the 10 Commandments be allowed under the constitution?

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  • MandaLynne 2012/06/01 14:33:29 (edited)
    yes
    MandaLynne
    +17
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or *prohibiting* the free exercise thereof;


    Displaying the Ten Commandments is not making a law establishing a religion.

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  • bricklyn Radical Ed 2012/06/02 00:36:01
    bricklyn
    +2
    And they were all plagiarized form the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Not one is unique or original in any way.
  • ALofRI bricklyn 2012/06/02 15:56:57
    ALofRI
    Which goes to show, that, given a free mind, humanity is capable of common sense morality without the input of "religious leaders". "Do unto others...." is a common sense reality that needs no clergy to tell us that it is right.
  • bricklyn ALofRI 2012/06/02 21:24:34
    bricklyn
    Exactly.
  • Jdogg 2012/06/01 17:46:27
    yes
    Jdogg
    Yes they should.
  • moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust" 2012/06/01 17:44:31
    yes
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    Yes. We had them up on the walls, when I was very young in school
  • Mr.Steve 2012/06/01 17:41:02
  • JJ 2012/06/01 17:30:44
    yes
    JJ
    +1
    ABSOLUTLY!!!
  • none 2012/06/01 17:05:52
    yes
    none
    +1
    Most of them are basic rules of right and wrong that all people should follow, religious or not.
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/06/01 16:57:25
    yes
    3kidsandamom
    +1
    Considering many of our laws come from them it would`make sense to display them. Our founders had no issue with public displays of the 10 commandments, knowing that our rights come from our Creator they understood that laws also originated from Him as well.
  • The Judge 3kidsan... 2012/06/01 21:50:44
    The Judge
    +1
    Most of your founders were not christian
  • bricklyn The Judge 2012/06/02 00:38:50
    bricklyn
    Not true. Several were Deists and some were Atheists.
  • The Judge bricklyn 2012/06/02 01:21:08
    The Judge
    That means they either believe in "A" God not necessarily the Christian God or in no God at all.
  • bricklyn The Judge 2012/06/02 21:25:06
    bricklyn
    Exactly.
  • MandaLynne The Judge 2012/06/02 14:44:27
    MandaLynne
    Not true:

    Lambert (2003) has examined the religious affiliations and beliefs of the Founders. Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestants, and three were Roman Catholics (C. Carroll, D. Carroll, and Fitzsimons). Among the Protestant delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 28 were Church of England (or Episcopalian, after the American Revolutionary War was won), eight were Presbyterians, seven were Congregationalists, two were Lutherans, two were Dutch Reformed, and two were Methodists.

    A few prominent Founding Fathers were anti-clerical Christians, such as Thomas Jefferson (who created the "Jefferson Bible") and Benjamin Franklin. A few others (most notably Thomas Paine) were deists, or at least held beliefs very similar to those of deists.
  • bricklyn 3kidsan... 2012/06/02 00:37:37
    bricklyn
    +1
    My rights do not come from any invisible man in the sky and many other people do not believe in your god either. There are over 4700 gods created by man since the beginning of time on this planet.
  • ALofRI bricklyn 2012/06/02 16:01:42
    ALofRI
    I agree. Don't look now, but, your "rights", thanx to "Citizens United", may soon be coming from the "invisible men" in the White House.
  • linda.i... bricklyn 2012/07/28 07:00:08
    linda.israel.96
    +2
    well you and others should believe the word of the Almighty. Can you stop stop yourself from dying,The Almighty said in his word dust you came from and dust you shall return.
  • bricklyn linda.i... 2012/07/28 18:15:06 (edited)
    bricklyn
    There is absolutely no reason to believe in any fictional creatures or any brainwashing from religions.

    Who every you think the almighty is, has no influence or control over my life or death.
  • thegalnextdoor 2012/06/01 16:57:03
    yes
    thegalnextdoor
    +1
    just take a good look at the US buildings in which government business is conducted besides the Ten Commandments are good moral codes of conduct, why shouldn't they be displayed???????
  • David 2012/06/01 16:56:09
    yes
    David
    +1
    I am not against the ten commandments being displayed, but most Christians will pick and choose which ones they will follow and that's even before we get to the atheist, agnostics and the rest!
  • moorrbr... David 2012/06/01 17:43:07
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    That's true. But, it's good to have some guidelines.
  • David moorrbr... 2012/06/01 17:47:31
    David
    +1
    But what if I limit my guidlines to 2 of the ten?
  • moorrbr... David 2012/06/01 17:53:30
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    Well, hopefully one of them will be, "Thou shalt not murder." lol
  • David moorrbr... 2012/06/01 17:57:49 (edited)
    David
    +1
    And the other, "Thou shalt not steal", that leaves me following John Ensign into adultery!
  • Dagon 2012/06/01 16:54:58
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/01 16:38:03
    yes
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Like MandaLynne said.
    Seems to me that not allowing the display is prohibiting my free exercise of religion.
  • peaches JoeM~PW... 2012/06/01 19:53:57
    peaches
    Though you do not need to publicly display something to freely exercise it, so I wouldn't go that far...
  • ALofRI JoeM~PW... 2012/06/02 16:06:10
    ALofRI
    You are free to display it wherever YOUR religion is the only religion present. Your Church, your schools, your....wherever....that is not being paid for by others who do not wish to be a part of YOUR belief. That's freedom for YOU, that's freedom for US, that's "Liberty and Justice ....for ALL!
  • wtxwoman 2012/06/01 16:35:53
    yes
    wtxwoman
    +1
    If they are displayed as an example of early LAWS and not RELIGION, I'd say it is okay. Many people think of Moses as the 'first Law giver'. He wasn't, Hammurabi, ruler of Babylon, was and had his laws inscribed on an obsidian column.
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/06/01 15:32:50
    no
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +1
    Not if they are paid for by taxes.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/06/01 15:31:46
  • JoeM~PW... mk, Sma... 2012/06/01 16:35:35
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Where does the constitution say that?
  • mk, Sma... JoeM~PW... 2012/06/01 16:38:22
  • thegaln... mk, Sma... 2012/06/01 17:00:07
    thegalnextdoor
    +3
    They might have been deists but they put murals of the Ten Commandments and other Biblical references in the stone of the federal buildings. Their whole point was that one denomination could not become the "official church" of this new nation.... we have freedom to choose and not pay a tithe to one "official denomination".
  • mk, Sma... thegaln... 2012/06/01 17:05:16
  • thegaln... mk, Sma... 2012/06/01 17:11:58
    thegalnextdoor
    +2
    so let's put up the 10 commandments as they do not promote any one denomination.
  • mk, Sma... thegaln... 2012/06/01 17:14:03
  • thegaln... mk, Sma... 2012/06/01 17:17:53
    thegalnextdoor
    +1
    as another pointed out.... Hamurabi also had a moral code that he posted for people. The Ten Commandments are basically good moral laws.... let's post them.
  • mk, Sma... thegaln... 2012/06/01 17:31:16
  • thegaln... mk, Sma... 2012/06/01 18:01:55
    thegalnextdoor
    +1
    I'm just saying that others have posted good moral codes and there is no reason given the graphics on our federal buildings for us not to be displaying the Ten Commandments.

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