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To: Derrald
"This raises the question. Is the judge, by placing the ten commandments in the courtroom prohibiting the free exercise of other religions?"

Placing the Ten Commandments in a Courtroom can no more prohibit the exercise of other religions than displaying a Chevrolet sign can prohibit the purchase of a Ford. If you like Fords you will not be converted or threatened by a Chevy sign. This a ridiculous ruling. Furthermore, the Ten Commandments are an intricate part of both the Jewish and Christian faiths, and Muslims also raise Moses up to the level of "chosen Prophet" in thier Koran, including the story of his parting of the Red Sea, the 40 days on Mt. Sinai, etc. So exactly which religion is "prohibited" by the display of the Mosaic Law? It won't be long before Christianity will be forced underground into modern 'catacombs', and we'll need another Emperor Constantine to make it legal again to practice in public.

51 posted on 07/01/2003 3:50:36 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: TheCrusader
This is not about the Free Exercise clause. It is about the Establishment Clause. Why not just read the opinion?
54 posted on 07/01/2003 3:52:06 PM PDT by lugsoul
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