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  • The creation basis for morality

    11/20/2008 9:35:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 474+ views
    CEH ^ | Steve Cardno
    News bulletins every day abound with stories of moral unrest somewhere in the world. The Columbine high-school massacre in America a few years ago focused world attention on a once-average community which suffered the outrage of brutal murders. The atrocities that resulted in the deaths of thousands in the World Trade Center terrorist acts brought to light how wicked human beings can be towards one another. Society’s laws are being violated at an ever-increasing rate, as evidenced by the rapid expansion of police forces and proliferation of all manner of ‘security’ devices and services to protect life and property. Clearly,...
  • High Court Considers Fight Over Display of 'Seven Aphorisms'

    11/12/2008 1:22:38 PM PST · by steve-b · 32 replies · 1,245+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 11/12/08 | Jerry Markon
    The way Summum tells it, when Moses first came down from Mount Sinai, he didn't have the Ten Commandments in his hand: He was holding the Seven Aphorisms. The Aphorisms are the guiding principles of Summum, a religious organization that operates from a pyramid in Salt Lake City and practices mummification. They are so important to Summum that the group's founder, Summum "Corky" Ra, asked that they be displayed in a public park in Pleasant Grove, Utah, near a Ten Commandments monument. The city said no, triggering a court fight that today wound up before the Supreme Court. The justices...
  • The New York Times’ Anti-Religion Agenda

    11/12/2008 12:45:31 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 12, 2008 | Don Feder
    In its relentless drive to secularize our society, The New York Times continues to distort the First Amendment. An editorial in today’s paper notes that the Supreme Court is hearing arguments involving Pleasant Grove City, Utah, which has a Ten Commandments monument in a public park but refuses to allow a cult called Summum to erect its own memorial. Because the City “elevated one religion, traditional Christianity, over another, Summum,” it violated the First Amendment’s prohibition against an Establishment of Religion, The Times maintains. “The founders regarded this sort of religious preference as so odious that they included a specific...
  • Six out of ten isn't bad, is it?

    11/06/2008 10:01:51 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies · 1,229+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/6/'08 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    I took one look at the semi-circle of lost souls and wondered what my chances were of getting anything across to them. But I had already planned my attack. I turned without a word and wrote across the chalkboard: It's okay to steal as long as you don't hurt anyone.
  • Cost of fighting for Ten Commandments: $10,000

    06/29/2008 3:35:43 AM PDT · by Man50D · 3 replies · 190+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 28, 2008
    A little more than four years ago, Brandi Swindell, Bryan Fischer and a group called Generation Life hoped to stop the city council of Boise, Idaho, from removing a Ten Commandments monument that had stood in a city park since 1965. The city council accepted no public input into its decision, so Generation Life was compelled to file a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order on the city's action. Generation Life lost that case, and even though they later took another suit to the Idaho Supreme Court, winning the right to have the citizens of Boise vote on the monument's...
  • Decalogues everywhere, with thanks to the ACLU!

    06/07/2008 3:29:01 AM PDT · by Man50D · 4 replies · 103+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 07, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Thousands of stone Ten Commandments monuments on highly visible properties in communities across the nation, millions of smaller plaques in Christian and Jewish homes, and a massive bronze showing the biblical image of Moses holding the stones on which God wrote… The target of the ACLU? Nope. Thanks to the ACLU! Joe Worthing, the executive director for Project Moses, says his organization, only a few years old, is well on its way to reaching many of its goals of placing Ten Commandments monuments all over the nation, and it's because of a complaint from the ACLU. The ministry was launched...
  • THREE THINGS TO PONDER

    05/17/2008 6:03:33 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 1 replies · 160+ views
    email | UNKNOWN | UNKNOWN
    THREE THINGS TO PONDER 1. Cows 2. The Constitution 3. The Ten Commandments 1. COWS - Isn't it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the State of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million plus illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow. 2. THE CONSTITUTION - They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just...
  • The Catholic Church Changed The Ten Commandments?

    04/30/2008 7:47:49 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 177 replies · 1,149+ views
    Fisheaters | n/a | n/a
    Some Protestants accuse the Catholic Church of having dropped one of the 10 Commandments. "You're idolators! You worship statues! And because you do, your Church dropped the commandment against graven images!" The truth, of course, is that the Catholic Church did not and could not change the Ten Commandments. Latin Catholics and Protestants simply list them differently. It is incredible that such a pernicious lie could be so easily spread and believed, especially since the truth could easily be determined by just looking into the matter. But the rumor lives. Now, below are the ways in which Protestants and Roman...
  • Court Agrees to Take Free Speech Case

    03/31/2008 7:30:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 391+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/31/8 | PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a free speech case in which a church wants to place a religious monument in a park. Officials in Pleasant Grove City, Utah, asked the court to step into the lawsuit brought by the religious group known as Summum, saying that if the group prevails, governments would be inundated with demands to display donated monuments. The dispute stems from Pleasant Grove City's refusal to allow the display of a "Seven Aphorisms of Summum" monument in the same park that is the home for a Ten Commandments monument donated by the Fraternal Order of...
  • Court to rule on city park's religious monument [SCOTUS Ping]

    03/31/2008 1:18:15 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 367+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/08 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether a religious group must be allowed to put its monument in a city park near a similar Ten Commandments display. The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the city, Pleasant Grove in Utah, arguing that a lower-court ruling for the religious group could affect whether cities around the nation must display privately donated monuments on public property. The Summun religious group, founded in Salt Lake City in 1975, sought to erect a monument to the tenets of its faith, called the "Seven Aphorisms," in a...
  • 9th Circuit Court Upholds Ten Commandments

    03/27/2008 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 52 replies · 1,384+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26-Mar-08 | Amanda Beck
    A nearly 50-year-old monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments does not violate the Constitution just because it sits nearly alone on public grounds in a Washington city, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The division between church and state is a core principle of American democracy, but courts have long struggled to find exactly where the dividing line falls. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cited precedent rulings in this latest case, which involves a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) granite monument near the Old City Hall in Everett, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle. The court found that the...
  • Bloomington bans Bible, but welcomes Buddha

    10/19/2007 3:35:41 AM PDT · by Man50D · 30 replies · 119+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 19, 2007
    Buddha is welcome but the Bible is banned at the Bloomington, Ind., city hall after officials booted a display of the Ten Commandments erected by Christians wanting equal treatment with the Far East religion promoted by the Dalai Lama. A WND request for comment from Mayor Mark Kruzan wasn't immediately returned but a team of Christians upset over the promotion of Buddhism told WND they are seeking legal advice about their next step. The dispute arose over a display of religious statues of Buddha and other items, including religious cloth paintings, erected in the Bloomington City Hall to coincide with...
  • Survey: More Americans know Big Mac ingredients than Ten Commandments

    10/08/2007 10:09:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 330+ views
    Catholic News Service/USCCB ^ | 10.03.07 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Quick. Name each of the Ten Commandments. OK. Now name the ingredients in a Big Mac hamburger sold at McDonald's. According to a new survey, the Big Mac wins the memory contest. In truth, the Big Mac has advantages. There are only seven ingredients to remember, and they have a catchy jingle behind them. McDonald's Corp. has poured enough money into commercials that the decades-old jingle remains familiar today. The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, was undertaken to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," which will open on 700 screens nationwide Oct....
  • Survey: More Americans know Big Mac ingredients than Ten Commandments

    10/04/2007 1:38:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 472+ views
    CNS ^ | October 4, 2007 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Quick. Name each of the Ten Commandments. OK. Now name the ingredients in a Big Mac hamburger sold at McDonald's. According to a new survey, the Big Mac wins the memory contest. In truth, the Big Mac has advantages. There are only seven ingredients to remember, and they have a catchy jingle behind them. McDonald's Corp. has poured enough money into commercials that the decades-old jingle remains familiar today. The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, was undertaken to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," which will open on 700 screens nationwide Oct....
  • Ky. Ten Commandments Display Upheld

    09/20/2007 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 221+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/20/7 | SAMIRA JAFARI, Associated Press Writer
    Pikeville, Ky. (AP) -- A display of the Ten Commandments at an eastern Kentucky courthouse does not violate the Constitution, but a lawsuit challenging a similar display in another county can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. The Ten Commandments display at the Rowan County Fiscal Court, part of an exhibit on the foundations of American law and government, "does not have the effect of endorsing religion," U.S. District Judge Karl Forester said in a ruling released Wednesday. Earlier this month, Forester refused to dismiss a similar suit in Garrard County, saying that "a reasonable person would conclude that the...
  • The Decalogue, dangerous? Advice for a society that cringes at commandments

    08/19/2007 12:26:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09:09 AM CDT on Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Rod Dreher
    The Decalogue, dangerous? The commandments certainly are regarded as hazardous by the Irritable-American community, which successfully petitions the courts to banish them from public life. At least these stalwart secularists give the Decalogue its due; most of us admire the Ten Commandments just enough to avoid taking them seriously. If we grasped how radical they truly are, we'd find them an offensive stumbling block to us middle-class moderns, who live in a rebellious age characterized by sociologist Daniel Bell as "the rejection of a revealed order, or natural order, and the substitution of the ego, the self, as the lodestar...
  • Military Base Given 'Piece of History'

    07/30/2007 2:38:31 AM PDT · by freema · 7 replies · 643+ views
    WNCT ^ | July 29, 2007 | Tom Brockman
    Church members in one city in the east got a bit of a surprise Sunday morning. Their church was literally given a piece of history. Sunday morning at the Protestant Chapel aboard Camp Lejeune, a historic copy of the Ten Commandments was donated to the base. It survived the holocaust; it also survived the past 200 years.
  • Reflections of the Two Tablets

    07/26/2007 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 3 replies · 184+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 7/26/'07 | David Klinghoffer
    With Judaism in the cultural spotlight, we may wonder if the present condition of Jewish belief is able to meet the challenge of this attention. Perhaps it’s time for a second look at the touchstone of our faith, the Ten Commandments, which our Torah reading of Va’eschanan conveniently recounts [Deut.5:6-18]. For evidence that Judaism is on many American minds, you only have to check out the bestseller lists. A series of atheist tracts, displaying an especially venomous distaste for Israel’s God, have sold a million copies (according to The Wall Street Journal.) Not all the attention is negative. In Seattle,...
  • 'Top 10 Catholic parenting tips found in the 10 Commandments' - Top Home and Family story, 2006

    03/11/2007 7:53:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 456+ views
    CatholicOnline.org ^ | 2006 | Mary Carty
    'Top 10 Catholic parenting tips found in the 10 Commandments' - Top Home and Family story of 2006 By Mary Carty7/7/2006 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)(Catholic Online) – Parents play a crucial role as lead characters in their children’s real-life video, teaching by the words they choose, the actions they take, the expressions on their faces, the time they spend with family and the tone of voice they use. PARENTS PRESENT FOR CHILD’S BAPTISM – Deacon George Reich baptizes Christopher Jack Guarnieri in the presence of parents Patricia and Thomas Guarnieri at St. John Nepomucene Church in Bohemia, N.Y., in 2004....
  • The Catholic Church Changed The Ten Commandments?

    03/11/2007 7:28:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies · 1,213+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters
    The Catholic Church Changed The Ten Commandments?    Real Audio Lessons on this Topic Commandment 1Commandments 2-3Commandment 4, 6, & 9Commandments 5, 7, 8, 10 Some Protestants accuse the Catholic Church of having dropped one of the 10 Commandments. "You're idolators! You worship statues! And because you do, your Church dropped the commandment against graven images!" The truth, of course, is that the Catholic Church did not and could not change the Ten Commandments. Latin Catholics and Protestants simply list them differently. It is incredible that such a pernicious lie could be so easily spread and believed, especially since the...