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Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 at 7:56 PM
It's a good day for adulterers and pagans alike.
Tantrists, Wiccans, and Atheists are jumping up and down in the streets today.
The Right wing judge in Alabama accused of thinking he was above the law has been barred from the bench.
Along with that, he is facing disbarment.
It all stems from his refusal to remove the ten commandments from the courhouse.
While I am sure no one from the alternative community really cares, there is a principle involved.
The fact is, half of the ten laws of Moses gravely insult people of alternate faiths. For instance, if you're Hindu, why should your courthouse experience belittle you by saying that you're not allowed to worship anyone except Hshem or Jehova. That's not an American law, it runs contrary to the very notion of freedom of religion.
The courthouse is meant to help keep order and harmony.
It is not a tool for Christians to make commandments upon all others.
For another, a quick study of Jewish law shows supposedly that G-d chose his people and gave them stricter laws to abide by than the average man. So even this display, violates the spirit of Moses' teachings.
In fact, being a Jew, my favorite Christian tale is of when Jesus says, "judge not lest ye be judged." A fitting scene to remind us that sometimes judges not only find themselves trying to be above the law, but above G-d himself, and they fail.
Regardless, the idea that this image, although not intentionally graven, is the only way to honor god in the court is blasphemous.
The true way to honor G=d, if you believe in him or her, in a court setting, would be by doing good deeds and mitzvahs for the less fotunate who resort to crime out of need.
To use that money for a program instead of a monument to your own religious vanity, that is an answer.
It is sad that this judge has not learned the real lesson of his own faith, that good deeds, not statues and monuments, make good Christians.
It is sad that he wasted our taxpayer dollars proving his own lack of faith.
He could have saved a life, or helped someone homeless for the money it took to build and eventually move the 5,300 pund eyesore.
I find it funny, because the rel ten commandments are lost, do we really know that that is even what they originally said?
I think there might have been an eleventh one, or another tablet like in History of the world. It must have said, though shalt not dishonour thy neighbor's religion by proseletyzing your own, and perhaps it also said, thou shalt not glorify words over good deeds.
But truly, I wish it said, though shalt not force thy covenant on others who have their own convictions, for they too have their own place in G-d's heart and kingdom, some above yours.
Definately above this former Justice.
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