Letter to the Editor: Is this a plan?
BY William Dusenberry, Broken Arrow
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
11/21/12 at 2:51 AM
The posting of the "Ten Commandments" on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is ridiculous for a number of obvious reasons:
First of all, the Ten Commandments are not historical; there is not one bit of credible historical evidence (non-biblical) that either Moses or the "Ten Commandments" ever existed. The "Ten Commandments" myth was written some 900 years after Moses was supposed to have received the "Ten Commandments" from God.
Second of all: No one knows who wrote this biblical account of one of many gods giving Moses the "Ten Commandments" - this myth was passed on by word of mouth for some 900 years.
Third: All of the Commandments need amendments, loopholes, variations, exceptions, clarifications and interpretations. In other words, we'd need lawyers to tell us what these "Ten Commandments" mean, and legislation to make them into laws. Therefore, as posted, they are useless.
Last (and, perhaps, most important), "coveting" is the backbone of capitalism - for without "coveting" there would be little demand for any manufactured goods.
Without "coveting," capitalism would collapse.
Is this part of the Oklahoma Legislature's plan?
Is this part of the Republican Party's plan?
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