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(KRTV Great Falls)   Man sentenced for chaining Ten Commandments monument to his truck, dragging it off courthouse lawn, violating Number 8   ( divider line
    More: Silly, Montana, Anthony Weimer of Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana, Court documents, Flathead County Courthouse, United States district court, Crime, Kalispell, Montana  
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2021-01-25 8:44:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, religion started for two reasons:
1. People needed to know "where we came from". Religion fit the bill...

2. Leaders needed some kind of power player in their corner in order for their laws to have any effect. And this includes the world's best leaders, not just megalomaniacs.

People are afraid of dying. Most peoples' lives are shiatty and they need to know that there's something better around the corner.
2021-01-25 8:53:16 PM  

Mugato: Jacobite_55: So disabuse yourself of the idea that the 10 Commandments "have nothing to do with our laws anyway." You'd be wrong.

Ok, let's go through them.

You shall have no other Gods but me.

That can't possibly have anything to do with our laws. It does make God sound kind of insecure.

You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.

Again, not a law.

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God

That will get your movie a PG-13 instead of a PG but otherwise, the First Amendment is kind of the opposite of this one.

You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy

Well we don't get mail on Sunday and the banks are closed so I'll give you half a point for that even though the Sabbath is supposed to be Saturday, not Sunday.

Respect your father and mother

Respect has to be earned and there are some farked up parent out there. Not a law.

You must not commit murder

Ok, this one is dicey. We bomb the shiat out of people in other countries and strap convicted criminals to a chair and execute them medieval style (if they had electricity and advanced poisons in medieval times). But there are laws against murdering people when it's not government sanctioned. Half a point.

You must not commit adultery

This will leave you open to civil suits but not a law.

You must not steal

Ok, I'll give you this one, even though as I said before, we could have figured that out ourselves. Full point.

You must not give false evidence against your neighbor

You could get into trouble if you swear on the Bible and lie but simply lying isn't against the law.

You must not be envious of your neighbor's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Being envious and trying to take your neighbor's shiat is what our entire economy is based on.

So rack up the points and decide for yourself.

I'll give you theft, perjury, and murder as criminal law violations. Throw in adultery for family court. So that gives you 4* out of 10 with bearing on our current legal system, at best. 3* others would violate the First Amendment.  So, I'd say the 10 commandments definitely don't belong there.

*Different churches break up the 10C differently. Basically, God says "Here are My 10 Commandments...", says more than ten things, and doesn't break down which are under rule 1, 2, 3, etc.
2021-01-25 9:10:18 PM  
George Carlin - The Ten Commandments down to two
Youtube jbyRI3CqnCQ
2021-01-25 9:38:11 PM  
Subby lost the hero tag? Or the murica tag?
Hero for the guy doing the right thing; murica for the stupidity of the country it happened in.
2021-01-25 9:48:49 PM  

Mikey1969: Jacobite_55: Mikey1969: LOLITROLU: bighairyguy: If everyone would just leave other people's stuff alone, the world would be a better place.

The complication is that a public courthouse, by definition, belongs to all of us.

Too bad the piece of property that this guy attempted to steal doesn't belong to him, though. Theft is theft.

Shhhh.... don't tell him.  He's still trying to figure out why the FBI is trying to contact him about his trip to D.C. a couple of weeks ago.

LOL. Probably... Wouldn't put it past this guy.

Yup. You got me. I'm actually posting this from jail right now. Snuck a phone in through the usual place.

Here's an interesting exercise, google my handle, and the phrase "hanged by the neck until dead," and see who I'm talking about.
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