Hammurabi has had a profound effect on your life or are you just blowing smoke here?
This group does not at all agree with my vision of American society...
Conservative Christians: 13.5%
Recent Immigrants: 12.5%
I would disapprove if my child wanted to marry a member of this group....
Conservative Christians: 6.9%
All this because of the mistaken belief that one cannot be moral with a god. Don't tell the Buddhists, Jainists and other religious atheists that, because they might realize they can now justify raping and pillaging!!!
Everyone is born a homo sapiens sapiens but not everyone is a human. -RW
And scrolls and fragments. Some of which are very old.The only evidence of the existence for the commandments comes religious books.
They do at that.The other cited documents exist.
Sorta, I think that as I suggested that opens up a whole area of "documents" that would be allowed if the Legislature decides to adopt this method. The documentary of the Law of Thelma would be a complement or analogous to that the Satanic statue under current regs.Loop hole creation fail.
Likewise a monument for the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" would be considered a historical document though that one is a known forgery and would still be allowed since it is "historical".
I am really looking forward to the various groups that would troll if this were adopted.
An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson
For some reason you think that because you're a christian you should have special powers to erect religious monuments on government property while everyone else should be barred from doing so. There isn't a single ounce of respect for equality in your entire body.
"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
From the Code Of Ur-Nammu
1. If a man commits a murder, that man must be killed.
2. If a man commits a robbery, he will be killed.
3. If a man commits a kidnapping, he is to be imprisoned and pay 15 shekels of silver.
28. If a man appeared as a witness, and was shown to be a perjurer, he must pay fifteen shekels of silver. (25)
There are also 3 or so laws against adultery.
And this is Ur, which pre-dates Abraham on the Biblical timeline. So after you remove the Commandments that western culture ignores (Remember the Sabbath, Honor your parents, and Don't Covet), the laws that already existed in previous nearby cultures, then all you're left with are commandments to worship the Judeo-Christian god.
The Ten Commandments ia a purely religious text. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's not possible to make an intelligent argument to install the ten commandments in any public space for their historical significance. Their only significance is religious.
I always hear about obnoxious atheists pushing their views on others, but I rarely see it. I do however see the religious knocking on doors, talking on tv, on the radio, about how you're a bad person going to hell if you're not one of them. I also hear them complaining about how they're discriminated against, not allowed to force their views on others in school, in government, everywhere they can.
Always the victim.