I heard on NPR today that some public buildings in the U.S. are moving to bring a display of the ten commandments in through the backdoor, calling it a historical document and presenting it alongside the Magna Carta and the Constitution.
Ok. But why?
80% of the ten commandments aren't reflected in our legal code. When was the last time you heard of someone getting busted for coveting? Or working on the sabbath? The only ones that apply -- murder and stealing -- are so universal that you hardly need a document to remind you that they're wrong.
It's going to cost a buttload of cash to create and maintain these displays. How many homeless families are they willing to deny assistance to in order to fund this? This is ignoring the cost of lawsuits which will surely dramatically overshadow the cost of the display itself.
Since they don't apply to our legal system, and producing these displays will be a cost with no benefit, why are they so up in arms to go forward with it? What's the motive?