4 February 2000 ... 10 Commandments
I have been reading up on the debate over posting the Christian ten commandments
in public schools. (It's "In the Spotlight" over at About.com's
Alternative Religions site.)
I was raised Christian, but I've got to say that allowing Christian
documents to be displayed in public schools, is just plain wrong.
This country was based on religious freedom, not just Christianity, and to
allow (or in Colorado's case, force) schools to single out just one religion
is ridiculous. In order to be fair, they would have to post laws of all
religions... Some are simple: the Wiccan law of "Do no harm", others are
not so simple: the Torah lists over 600 commandments. On top of this, there
are several versions of the ten commandments: Jewish, Protestant and Catholic,
each edited to the religion's preferences.
I don't know. Christians have been forcing their way around for a long
time and of course this is not going to stop any time soon. The religious
debate is always raging, each and every one of us has a different take.
My take on this one, ten commandments is church, public schools is state,
they should be separate.
p.s. I have had some repercussions from my public writings here in the
last week or so. I have always said that this journal will never be password
protected and I am going to stick with that. I would, however, hope that
in the future, people would read my journal because they enjoy my writing...
not because they are trying to keep tabs on me. Thank you very much.