From Comparing the Ten Commandments with verses from the Qur'an
17:22: Do not associate another deity with God.
47:19: Know therefore that there is no god but God.
73:8: Remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him exclusively.
17:23-24: You shall be kind to your parents. If one or both of them live to their old age in your lifetime, you shall not say to them any word of contempt nor repel them, and you shall address them in kind words. You shall lower to them the wing of humility and pray: "O Lord! Bestow on them Your blessings just as they cherished me when I was a little child."
17:32: You shall not commit adultery. Surely it is a shameful deed and an evil way.
4:32: Do not covet the bounties that God has bestowed more abundantly on some of you than on others.
17:33: And do not take any human being's life - that God willed to be sacred - other than in [the pursuit of] justice."
25:72: And (know that the true servants of God are) those who do not bear witness to falsehood.
Oh, and keep in mind that Islam recognizes many religious texts and religious figures from Judaism and Christianity. Abraham and Moses both have prominent roles in Islam. Jesus also has a role, though he is classified as a prophet rather than a deity. It is very likely (if not certain) that the injunctions listed above were drawn from the Decalogue.
Uh. Have you actually read the Ten Commandments lately?I don't see any Christian ties to the 10 as they should apply to all peoples of the world.
Does the 1st Commandment apply to Buddhists, Taoists, Zoroastrians?
Should we start executing Hindus, for worshiping statues of Ganesh?
Is it illegal in the United States to take the name of the Lord in vain?
Why should a non-religious person care about the sabbath?
Do you really not see how 1, 2, 3, 4 are specific to Judeo-Christian religions?
Only 3 are real laws, don't kill, don't steal, and don't bear false testimony. Adultery could be considered as a 4th depending on the state. If you think the other 6 should be enforced by the governments of the world, you need to present a good reason.
Oh, and are the statues I put up funded by the government or do only christians get the money for their stuff?
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"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
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Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
There it is in black and white.
1) While it says Congress, The Supreme Court ruled, in Everson v. Board of Education (330 U.S. 1), that the Establishment Clause also applies to state and local governments, not just the federal government.
2) But what was on the mind of our forefathers, when the penned the First Amendment. It is pretty straightforward, when you look at this writing penned by Thomas Jefferson himself.
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
3) Now, while the meaning of the establishment clause is still up in the air, as to whether or not ANY religious symbols or writings are allowed to by put on public buildings, it is clear no government is allowed to pick and choose one religion over the other as to the choosing of those religious symbols or writings. For in doing so, they are "Prohibiting the free exercise thereof" to other religions, as defined in the First Amendment. This is unconstitutional.
4) Now for the icing on the cake. How did our forefathers feel about religions other than Christianity? Thomas Jefferson again....
"Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination. "
That's right. Freedom of religion does not apply to just one religion. It applies to ALL religions, and no government is allowed to pick and choose which religions are going to be favored. If that upsets you, then maybe you should just move to a nation that practices theocracy, because that is exactly what you are promoting. You might try Iran. While the Mullahs there might disagree with which religion you would choose to foist on the people, they would certainly agree with you that government should be dictated by a single religion of their choosing. That is not only unamerican, but is a view that is dangerous to the American way of life itself.
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