Wednesday, March 9, 2005

A mildly-interesting article (for me, at least) by a rabbi pointing out, in all the bloviation over the case before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments, that there are different versions of these commandments, propagated by different sects. More on that here. Y'all may not be interested in the article, but I wanted to share the rabbi's last paragraph with you:

One final word of caution: Proponents of the public display of the Ten Commandments often point to the sculptural depiction of Moses holding the tablets on the frieze of the Supreme Court building as evidence that previous generations did not have the same problem with them as we now are facing. That may be, but beware of the results. Because Moses' beard covers most of the tablets, all one can read of them is "you shall murder, you shall commit adultery, steal."

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