I'd like to know how the 10 commandments being on the wall of a court house is keeping anyone in the USA from living their life. People want to keep seperating church and state more and more and quite frankly it's been done to death. This country was founded on the belief in god. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
. He is mentioned several times in there.
No, the Christian God is not mentioned once. There is "Nature's God", but that's not surprising since many of those guys were deists. Not to mention the fact that the Declaration of Independence has no legal status, which is why you can't appeal to your "right to pursuit of happiness" in court. Just try to find the word "God" in the Constitution. Go ahead, I dare you.
Now, just because you have the right to your own religion doesn't mean you should be able to abolish the christian religion from the U.S. which was founded on it. And the government is the U.S.
Since when is removal of the Ten Commandments from a courtroom tantamount to "abolishing" the Christian religion?
If you don't want to work in a place that has something about god on it's walls don't work there. If you don't want to go to court because there is something about god on the walls don't commit crimes.
If you don't agree with the First Amendment, don't live in the United States. There are plenty of countries out there which gladly mix church and state. Saudi Arabia, for example.
The people that made an issue about the 10 commandments are whiners with nothing better to do. Complain to someone about potholes in roads. For those who talked about writing the bible is crap or whatever, hell yeah I'd be offended.
So you'd be offended at someone writing "The Bible is for idiots" on the wall, but you don't see why a Buddhist should be offended at being "commanded" to worship the Christian God?
That actually is offensive. No, I'm not christian. I believe there is no god, but I believe some people need it in their lives and should not be insulted for it.
And why should nonbelievers be told that they're somehow violating the spirit of the nation by NOT worshipping God, which is what those Ten Commandments displays in government buildings do?
If a judge wants to put a picture of budha on his walls, go for it. So long as the laws are upheld in a way that makes sense.
The point here is that the Ten Commandments specifically order people to worship the Christian God. That is, in fact, commandment #1. So no, it's not
any more appropriate to put that in large print on a courtroom wall than it is to put "The Bible is for morons" on that same wall.