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posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 10:48 AM
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As you walk up the steps to the Capitol Building which houses the Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view - it is Moses and the Ten Commandments!

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. As you sit inside
the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments!

There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, DC

James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement "We have staked the whole of all our political
institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain
ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".

Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law.....an oligarchy....the
rule of few over many.

The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said, "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."

How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?




posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by Bushed
How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?


By "WE" I'm assuming you mean "Christians", right?

Personally I think your quote by Patrick Henry answers that question best. Christian ideals and those of the Christian "Religion" and/or Churches aren't nessassarily the same thing. Especially in today's world, where the Religion of Christianity will vary in many ways from one church to the next and from one Christian to the next. I think most people who consider themselves of the "Christian Religion" base that claim on the fact that they go to a Christian Church, know some of what is written in the Bible & study/read it to some degree. However, those things do not make a True Christian. IMO being a True Christian, as Patrick Henry speaks of, comes from understanding the teachings of Christ and following his lessons. Christian people come in a range of styles from peaceful, loving & forgiving people who care for others, to radical, self righteous & judgemental people who blow up abortion clinics or kill homosexuals. Such a wide range of lifestyles makes legal issues a bit difficult.

Plus, this is a country that is supposed to represent Freedom, including the freedom for others to live according to their Religion of choice without the Law's infringing upon them. Such a "Freedom of Religion" would not be possible if the Legal system used One Religion as it's basis for laws because all the various Religions DO NOT agree with each other, and some even condemn the other types of Religions. This is especially true today, once again because the variety of "rules/laws/methods" of the Christian Religion.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 11:44 AM
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Sure, this country was founded by xians, and that was the basis of their law. Eventually, they had to make new laws to stop the horrible things xians were doing to each other, and people that didn't believe in the same things they do. The laws have changed for a reason. Religion is not the basis of law anymore for a reason. If it was, we'd still be burning people at the stake for being possessed or being witches or looking at the stars or anything that xians don't want to believe is true or don't like. It was a #ed up religion then, and it's a #ed up religion now. The only reason they're not executing people on false charges now, are because the laws changed to stop that sort of ridiculous activity. It took some very ugly events to convince people that the gov't should not be a religious institute. Of course, xians still aren't convinced. They're still as blind as ever to what they've done.

[Edited on 1-3-2004 by Satyr]



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 01:54 PM
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sadly after all these years the ppl running the country can't even read and comply with the 10 rules posted on their supreme court doors



posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 11:18 AM
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Did you know the supreme court is not even IN the capitail building?

Most of this is just another urban legand..... www.snopes.com...



[Edited on 4-1-2004 by Amuk]



posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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Ha!!! Good find Amuk!
It's a damn cut and paste!
It could have come directly from the urban legend site!



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