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2002-01-29 08:41:26 AM  
dumbasses who say " a simple proposition." says it all
2002-01-29 08:47:21 AM  
The headline pretty much says it all.
2002-01-29 08:53:03 AM  
Glad to hear there's nothing more important for US lawmakers (and newspapers) to be focusing their attention on.
2002-01-29 08:53:14 AM  
Sorry, but if they put up the Commandments they sure as hell better put up the 9 Satanic truths.
2002-01-29 08:53:42 AM  
let the Christian bashing commence.....
2002-01-29 08:54:16 AM  
I hope the stupid farker waits until the Gender Neutral Version comes out. No 10: Thou shall not covet thy neighbors domestic partner.
2002-01-29 08:54:44 AM  
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What do you mean Richard Petty isn't a saint? What kinda cotton-pickin bible is this?
2002-01-29 09:00:04 AM  
I see the South Carolina is still tackling the same important issues as they were when I fled - er, left.
2002-01-29 09:01:53 AM  
GRIVAS, too funny
2002-01-29 09:06:05 AM  
"So the question arises: Whose 10 Commandments would hang in public schools?"

I know, how about the 'proven' version? Or maybe the version from the religion that is proven to be the correct one. Or, how about keeping religion OUT of the school system altogether since no matter what they post somebody's going to question it. "But mommy, why are those commandments different?" "That's because we're right and everybody else is wrong dear..." "That doesn't make any sense mommy" "Stop asking questions dear, it's blasphemous."
2002-01-29 09:08:05 AM  
What a bunch of mental defectives.

Just because they've been taken in by some con man in a white suit that smacks them in the forehead while yelling, "Healed," is no reason to discriminate against them. Everyone should be able to worship to their favorite televangelist.

I wouldn't deny them the right to believe in their simple tribal beliefs, but fark, don't force that shiat on anyone else.
2002-01-29 09:13:11 AM  
How about we just don't post them at all? I hate this farking state...
2002-01-29 09:13:31 AM  
Pretty big tribe Trent.
2002-01-29 09:19:36 AM  
If I had kids, and they were in a public school that advocated daily prayer, or posted the 10 commandments (there will be some, eventually) I'd have to teach my kid that we were Screaming Heebeejeebites, and our standard method of prayer consisted of spinning around in circles while screaming obscenities at the top of our lungs. (I'd also teach them about the importance of the seperation of church and state, and how to spot stupid people) I think the ten commandments should be things like Thou shalt not spurt chocolate milk through your nose, no matter how funny Timmy looks with his underwear pulled up to his chin, and Thou shalt not play Kiss Chase except to win, etc...
2002-01-29 09:25:32 AM  

2002-01-29 09:30:23 AM  
<typical redneck>

Wadda y'all mean ain't everybody ain't no none christian. Weeell I'll be onerier than a possum in a shoebox on the 4th of July.

Pert near reasons to me that ain't nobody that cain't no see that all thems out dere is christian is pert near a terrerist. All them arabs is terrerist. You ain't no terrersit is you cause anybody that don't like Jesus is a terrerist.

If we don't put them there Jesus commandments up then wooo weee, the terrerists and fags and blacks have already won.

</typical redneck>

I'll be out the rest of the day crying for humanity if anybody needs me.
2002-01-29 09:38:23 AM  
I'm happier than a busload of retards on the way to Chuck-E-Cheese -- forgot who said that, but it reminds me of South Carolina for some reason
2002-01-29 09:39:18 AM  
This reminds me of all the multi-lingual sh*t you see nowadays. Road signs, instruction manuals, phone menus- where does it end?
2002-01-29 09:41:14 AM  

In a very, very bloody shootout I hope.
2002-01-29 09:43:06 AM  
ctenidae: I like your way of thinking!

2002-01-29 09:44:40 AM  
"I don't have any preference of one version over another," he said. "I've never tried to micromanage this, but just to say it should be the Ten Commandments as Moses brought them down from the mountain."

Ummm, then that would be ancient Hebrew.
2002-01-29 09:48:58 AM  
"just to say it should be the Ten Commandments as Moses brought them down from the mountain."

Well, since none of that silly shiat ever happened, I guess we don't have to post them at all.
2002-01-29 09:51:44 AM  
The best part: "but just to say it should be the Ten Commandments as Moses brought them down from the mountain"

Yeah, let's assume we could find this out, then post up a bunch of symbols that a dead-sea scroll scholar would be confused by.

This is probably the first time these no thinking twits have realized that even christianity has different view points.
2002-01-29 09:53:23 AM  
Actually, fb's comment on the original makes more since.
2002-01-29 09:55:05 AM  
I think the ancient Aramiac would be good, then teach the kids to read it
2002-01-29 10:01:48 AM  
I'm not from SC, but I get the feeling this is one of those "propositions" that get's introduced by some senator or representative every 5 years or so. Someone looking to score brownie points with his more religious constituants.
2002-01-29 10:11:51 AM  
Ten Commandments (Public School Version)

1) Thou shallt not spurt chocolate milke through thou nose,, no matter how funny Timmy looks with his underwear pulled up to his chin.

2) Thou shalt not play Kiss Chase, except to WIN!

3) Thou shalt not repeat everything I say.

4) Thou shalt not repeat everything I say (I mean it this time!)

5) Thou shalt not shave the classroom gerbil.

6) Thou shalt not cheat, except that thy shall give me the answer to number 9.

7) Thou shalt not covet thy teacher bootey (High School, only)

8)Thou shalt not sing that annoying "BINGO was his name-o" song

9)Thou shalt not tease the principal.

10) Thou shalt not eat chalk.
2002-01-29 10:15:33 AM  
Ctenidae: Hmm, dunno about number 7 there... when I was in middle school, I had an English teacher who was hotter than most supermodels. Drool.....

By the way, Miss Matlock (Mrs Craig Something by now, I think), if you're out there, hi!!
2002-01-29 10:21:19 AM  
Wait, are they gonna post the Ten Commandments?
THE ten commandments?
The ten commandments of having a really great houseparty?

I love those commandments.

Thou shalt steal
Thou shalt covet thy neighbors wife...

yeah, good stuff.

Stupid fundies.
2002-01-29 10:47:55 AM  
But, he asked, "Are you going to edit the Magna Carta or the Declaration of Independence, take out the parts you don't like? If you're going to treat it as a historical document, you've got to be faithful to the history of it."

Shhhh....Don't give these nutjobs anymore ideas.
2002-01-29 10:52:19 AM  
I think all civic leaders should be atheist.
2002-01-29 10:54:03 AM  
"I don't have any preference of one version over another," he said. "I've never tried to micromanage this, but just to say it should be the Ten Commandments as Moses brought them down from the mountain."

Translation: "Why, I never noticed that the particular collection of myths in which I believe has so many inconsistancies and different interpretations."
2002-01-29 11:27:49 AM  
Oh yeah?
2002-01-29 11:59:59 AM  
Eh? MORE of this separation of church and state nonsense? You'd think it was written down somewhere...
2002-01-29 12:13:40 PM  
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." (not favoring any one religion or system of belief over another) "...or prohibiting the free excercise thereof." (preventing anyone from believing or worshiping as their conscience dictates)

My interpretation.
2002-01-29 12:30:45 PM  
Can Rassleholic get an AMEN?!
2002-01-29 01:21:47 PM  
Why are we all surprised ?
Let's not forget Strom Thurmond is a senator from S.C..
2002-01-29 01:36:03 PM  
Typical. My ex-wife has a degree in art history and had to learn a lot of church history because of it. She's at best an agnostic and probably knows more about the orgins of the church then these idiots.
2002-01-29 02:43:46 PM  
Here in Charlotte, NC we just laugh at our idiotic neighbors to the south. Most are too ignorant to understand anything other than what the preacher tells them it means. They NEED the government and the church telling them what to do and think, otherwise they would be lost.

Thanks for listening
2002-01-29 02:50:31 PM  
It's hard to understand why they're trying to push more religion back INTO our lives.

"Bush sez: Secular, Shmecular!"
2002-01-29 04:27:04 PM  
they'd better put up the nine noble virtues while they're at it.

I think their problem is they haven't gotten past Charlton Heston as moses. That's their role model.
2002-01-29 04:44:34 PM  
Will the engraver feel any irony when engraving the part of the monument which says Thall shalt not worship graven images? Hmmmmmmm, could be.
2002-01-29 06:43:11 PM  
S.C. lawmakers want to post 10 commandments next to Constitution, confused when they realize there are multiple versions

You mean there's multiple versions of the Constitution?! Hmm... I guess there'd be one for anti-flag burning, and another for gun control, but I really don't see too many excuses to have more than half a dozen Constitutions at the most.
2002-01-29 06:43:52 PM  
I agree with Fifth Column and would add that if the christian cult succeeds in erasing the line between church and state, then ALL religions should be represented. Please note that,since Satan is a christian concept,Satanism is actually another form of christianity. Here are the 9 Satanic Truths:
1.Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!
2.Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3.Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
4.Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates
5.Satan represents vengence, instead of turning the other cheek!
6.Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires!
7.Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development," has become the most vicious animal of all!
8.Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
9.Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!
The Laws of Thelema should also be represented:
1.Find yourself to be the centre of your own Universe.
2.Explore the Nature and Powers of your own Being.
3.Develop in due harmony and proportion every faculty which you possess.
4.Contemplate your own Nature.
5.Find the formula of this purpose,or "True Will,"in an expression as simple as possible.
6.Extend the dominion of your consciousness, and its control of all forces alien to it, to the utmost.
7.Never permit the thought or will of any other Being to interfere with your own.
8.Do not repress or restrict any true instinct of your Nature;but devote all in perfection to the sole service of your one True Will.
9.Rejoice!"Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains."
1."Love is the law, love under will."
2."As brothers fight ye!" Combat stimulates the virile or
creative energy;and,like love,of which it is one form,
excites the mind to an orgasm which enables it to transcend its rational dullness.
3.Abstain from all interferences with other wills.
4.Seek,if you so will,to enlighten another when need arises, but only when one specifically demands help; for his darkness may hinder one's perception of his perfection.
5.Worship all!"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." -AL.I.40
"thou hast no right but to do thy will.Do that,and no other shall say nay." -AL.I.42-3
"Every man and every woman is a star." -AL.I.3
There is no god but man.
"Love is the Law, Love under Will." AL.1.57
2002-01-29 06:44:16 PM  
Look YD , I know you were just joking around there, but I still think that was stupid. You're lucky nobody else posted that, or you'd be an even bigger dumbass.
2002-01-29 09:29:15 PM  
I support having the ten commandments posted in every school.

Just as long as every church in america has the constitution stapled to jesus' chest.
2002-01-29 09:59:13 PM  
The one redeeming quality of Communism?

State-enforced atheism.
2002-01-29 11:31:17 PM  
"Just the way they were when Moses brought them down from the mountain."

Ah, well, I'm glad that has been cleared up. Now all we have to do is find the lost city of Tanis, recover the Ark of the Covenant, translate the broken tablets and ... you know, that would make a great movie.

P.S. I suppose the next stupid question would be what language the ten commandments should be presented in. I'd have to look it up, but I'm guessing the tablets weren't written in English, and I'm guessing the baptist pastor would not be particularly fond of an ancient hebrew translation.
2002-01-30 01:02:00 AM  
Not only that, but there were more than 10 commandments to begin with. Moses dropped the third tablet on the way down the mountain. Wonder what it said?
2002-01-30 02:01:55 AM  
"Religion is based . . . mainly upon fear . . . fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand . . . . My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race."
Bertrand Russell
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