I see some of the people opposed to the presence of the Ten Commandments here are the same ones fighting for women to be able to walk around topless in another thread. Why don't you take your own advice? If you don't like them then don't look at them.
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
The question remains before the forum:
Would a poster containing only the six commandments that have no mention of a deity be acceptable in a public school display?
At this point in time, all actions, teachings, displays and behaviour by public schools, administrators, school boards and teachers in the United States should be controlled by the decision found in the Lemon v. Kurtzman 403 U.S. 602 (1971), Supreme Court decision which established the three pronged "Lemon Test"
Anyone arguing that the Decalogue must be displayed in its entirety would seem to be advocating for a religious, rather than a secular, cause, no matter how much that same person may claim the Ten Commandments are the basis for all laws and therefore should be taught as part of our nation's heritage. Justice Antonin Scalia apparently agrees with that sentiment: (Why, one wonders, is not respect for the Ten Commandments a tolerable acknowledgment of beliefs widely held among the people of this country?) Scalia dissent in McCREARY COUNTY, KY v. ACLU 545 U.S. 844 (2005) which held that a display of the Ten Commandments in the county courthouse violated the First Amendment.The government's action must have a secular legislative purpose;
The government's action must not have the primary effect of either advancing or inhibiting religion;
The government's action must not result in an "excessive government entanglement" with religion.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822