The Ten Commandments
Are Not Law
As to plastering the 10 commandments on every wall: For one thing, they are not "law" in the strict sense of the word, and secondly, it is an axiom in jurisprudence that any law that cannot be enforced is no law at all.
The world, we are told, was made especially for man -- a presumption not supported by all the facts... Why should man value himself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?
-- John Muir, Naturalist and explorer (1838-1914)
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Subject: Re: News Update (34)
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2000 4:35 PM
To that I would say only that the supreme law of the United States (which includes provisions that government shall not establish religion) can and should be enforced.
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