Friday, May 02, 2008

the ten commandments

Someone sent me an e-mail today about the former Alabama Judge who was fired for posting the 10 commandments in a courthouse.

The entire jist of the e-mail was that America is being ruined because it no longer adheres to Christian teaching and the word of God upon which it was founded.

So I challanged the sender and asked her a few questions about theocracy and democracy and why it was wrong for Muslims to have a country that upholds fundamentalist religious teachings as the civil rule of law but Christians thought it was justified to claim that America was founded on Christian principles which should be adhered to.

I told her that the first amendment of the constitution said that "congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" I'll translate that for normal folks. It means this country was NOT founded on any one official religion and it is not indended to have one.

The answer?

I criticize things because I can't separate my job from the thinking of normal people.

Excuse me?

Normal people?

Do so called normal people realize that Jesus Christ had nothing to do with the 10 commandments? In His sermom he narrowed it down to two. Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.

Who was given the 10 commandments?

Are you ready for this?

(drum roll please) THE JEWS.

Yep, check the Bible....Jews were given the 10 Commandments through Moses, who if I am not mistaken was NOT Jesus, therefore NOT Christian. He was Jewish, and the 10 commandment was the law for the JEWS.

So why in God's good green earth are Christians so intent on ursurping them for their own means?Maybe because it's easier to find ways to break 10 commandments than keep the two that Jesus gave us.

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