Letter to the Editor: Here's a plan
BY H.R. Jones, Tulsa
Sunday, December 02, 2012
12/02/12 at 3:38 AM
Here is a suggestion for Oklahoma's Department of Tourism: Make our Capitol grounds a tourist attraction with which no other state could compare.
We already have a monument to what we consider most important in our state - an oil well on the Capitol grounds. We have a generic Indian on the roof. We have a monument to the Ten Commandments. Now that we've started including religions, let's add some more and really draw the crowds. We could add:
The chubby little elephant, Ganesha, who was ruled out at the Tulsa Zoo, I guess because Tulsans don't like Hindus;
A large Star of David. Pink marble wold be nice for that;
Since Muslims don't like images, for them we could erect a mosque decorated with those beautiful mosaics in the colorful geometric designs;
A couple of crosses, one with the figure of Jesus on it for the Catholics and one without for the Protestants;
Our Buddhist, Druid, Inca, Mayan, etc., religious groups should get to choose their own representative statues. No group should be left out.
The possibilities are limitless.
Most important: The Commandments should be engraved in ancient Hebrew script just as they first appeared. The monument should be in the language of Moses and his followers. Doesn't the Bible say the Jews are God's chosen people? I don't recall that the English are even mentioned.
Of course, we should copyright our plan so no other state could try to duplicate it.
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