USA Ten Commandments
Ones say the United States was founded on Christian principles. And so, ones say, the Ten Commandments should stay on government and school building walls. But why is it ones have not made at least as much of a point to show our Two Love Commandments?? Luke 12:29-31, Deuteronomy 6:5, Leviticus 19:18
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---Bill on 9/15/21
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Some Commandments are universal (don't kill, steal, bear false witness). No adultery is common, but not universal. Don't covet isn't common.
Have no other gods, Make no graven images, Don't use God's name in vain, and Keep the Sabbath are specific to Judaism/Christianity. Honor your parents is cultural but rarely a law.
It's odd Christians want to post 10C but not Two Commandments or Beatitudes (part of the NT). They scream if other religions wanted their scriptures posted. Church of Satan successfully argued, if Christians can post plaques and statues on government property, so can they.
Exactly! Matthew 5:46: For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
---StrongAxe on 9/17/21|
Well, Strong Ax, if there is to be no religious test, I suppose ones could argue the Ten Commandments on public walls are not Constitutional, since one command says to have no other god.
But my question has to do with how ones are so concerned about the Ten Commandments, but why have not called attention to our Two Love Commandments.
And, by the way, I note how certain churches have prayer only for their own country and soldiers. They do not pray with love and hope for other countries as themselves. But Jesus says to love any and all, and pray with hope for anyone, right? After all, love "hopes all things" (in 1 Corinthians 13:7).
---Bill on 9/17/21|
People may claim this, but history shows the opposite. Founding Fathers did NOT want the country founded on religious principles, to avoid sectarian strife that plagued Europe for centuries. "God" is never mentioned in the founding documents.
Jefferson wrote "Separation of Church and State". Not specifically in the constitution, it echoes the First Amendment. Church involvement in state violates anti-establishment (like Sharia). State involvment in religion violates free exercise (like European countries with official state churches).
Constitution, Article VI: "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
---StrongAxe on 9/15/21|