August 26, 2003

Opinions Wanted

I’m curious what everyone thinks about the continuing battle in Alabama over the monument of the Ten Commandments. I fully realize that this may be somewhat sensitive to folks on either side of the issue – matters such as this tend to polarize society. But I’d still like to hear what you have to say. If you don’t feel comfortable using the Comments section, just drop me an email. For what its worth, my thoughts follow…

I believe in the separation of church and state, I believe in the U.S. judicial system (for the most part) and I strongly believe that everyone should have the right to his or her own beliefs. While the Ten Commandments are, for the most part, wise words and good practices by which to live, they’re not applicable to everyone. The simple fact is that some of the people protected by the U.S. judicial system are not Christian, do not follow the principles set forth in the Bible. Be they Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or atheists, all deserve equal treatment under the law. No fixture within any public building, especially a state’s judicial building, should imply otherwise.

Posted by Chris at August 26, 2003 10:18 AM