Ten Commandments: Letters Page 1
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It's Not a Christian Nation Yet...
Witches and Pagans respond to the Ten Commandments Amendment - Page #1
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-- If the 10 Commandments are allowed to be posted in schools and otherstate and government buildings, then what of the doctrines of the otherreligions such as Judaism, Hinduism, Paganism, Buddhism, etc. Do theynot get the same wall space? Are those religions any less valid thanChristianity? What of the potential this amendment creates to outlawthose religions? Has this escaped everyone's notice on Capitol Hill?
Posting the 10 Commandments, or any other religious doctrines, will notprevent anyone from carrying out attacks like the one in Columbine. Thepersons who perpetrate such crimes are individuals with problems that gofar beyond religion, exposure to media violence or computer games.
Please do not allow this amendment to pass Senate. The religiousfreedoms of every US citizen depends on it.
Sincerly, Rev. Tim Cranford, HP Sanford, NC
-- I think it to be absolutly unholy, to hear that the very oath thatwas taken by our government is being trashed so thuroly. And in such anuncilvilized manner. The constitution was written to keep us from beingso totally segrated, as the same with the bill of rights. And the verynature of the idea of allowing the 10 commandments to be shown inschools and government buildings is absolutly offendsive.
Being retired Navy personell, I know that I took the same oath thateveryone in the government took. And to knowingly go against that oathis insain in the very least. We are asked to protect the people of theUSA. To make sure that this country stays free as it was ment to be.And by allowing this amendment to pass, we go against everything thatthe US is and was built on. How can we ask other contries to makeeveryone equal in the eyes of their government if we arn't willing to doso in our own back yard?
The fact that we are willing to go against the constitution isunpatriortisitic. And the government leaders from New England shouldknow that better than anyone else in the country. New England is thevery place where this country was started. You walk downtown and yousee statues of the people that fought for our freedom. And by allowingthis "thing" to go on you are undoing everything that they ever did forthis country. What would they say, if they heard that you would allowthis to happen? To make it so that there is basicly nolonger "FreedomOf Religion". What kind of country are we becoming if we allowsomething like religion to seperate us from our fellow human beings?What kind of example are we setting for the rest of the world?
If we allow this, wont that start rasisem acts and hate crimesagainst anyone that doesn't believe the same thing that is written incommandments? What are we teaching our children, that one religion isbetter than another?
Sincerly, Caroline Necheles, RET USN Newton, Ma..
-- If the Christian commandments can be placed in the public schools, why not all the so called commandments and rules of conduct for all faiths recognized in the U.S? What the Congress has done is bad policy. This infringes upon my rights as a member of a minority faith (Wicca) and the right of any children (if I had any) attending public education. Mel Fleming II.
Senator Spencer Abraham,
I just heard on public radio that Congress has voted to post the ten commandments in schools and other public places. I want you to know that I am proud to be not Christian and I am thoroughly appalled that this dictatorship stunt is going to be allowed to happen. This is a multi-religious democracy, NOT A THEOCRACY! There is supposed to be a separation of chruch and state. If these commandments will be posted, then you will have to allow other religious doctrines to be posted as well, from Jewish, to Pagan, to Muslim, to Hindu and on and on. I will be boycotting this atrociousity and I will be slapping Freedom of Religious Beliefs on every plaque I come across. If you people honestly think that this type of move would have prevented the Colombine shooting I have a bridge to sell you!
Michigan Tax Payer and Voter.
Dear Senator Feinstein:
I am deeply troubled by the House passage of a bill allowing the posting of the Ten Commandments in classrooms. I am a Wiccan and a member of a small congregation in the Los Angeles area. Many of our members are parents with children who are attending school.
I feel that the appearance of state sanctioned and supported statements of one particular religion over that of all others is in direct conflict with the separation of church and state and would constitute the creation of a hostile environment to non-Christian children.
I urge you to vote no when Amendment No. 28 reaches the Senate floor and protect the religious rights of all Americans.
Marsha Smith Shaw West Hills, CA.
-- If they're going to violate the separation of church and state, they should give all religions equal representation. ELW.
-- This is unfair and unjust, as far as I know the bill does not allow any other religions to post their principles freely and openly. Something should be done about this outrage because it is a direct attack and defiance of the First Ammendment to the Constitution of The United States. HCTIW.
-- I can't believe this! I think we should protest, "Thou shall not have any Gods before me" doesn't belong in a classroom, especially not in my kid's face (if I had kids. Raven.
-- This is a HUGE problem as it gives children the idea of a state sanctioned religion and also is VERY exclusionary.Jennifer.
-- I wouldn't mind if the 10 Commandments were part of a morality campaign to include the Wiccan Rede, "An it Harm None," along with many other admonishments to behave honorably Sandy.
-- I'm frankly rather alarmed by this DM.
-- I want a fair environment for children to learn math and science and English and history, not about religion. Discussing it in a humanities class is one thing, but this is another. And what happens if they don't stop there? NF.
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