News Quote: “A new Ten Commandments Monument has been installed at the Oklahoma State Capitol Thursday morning.” What a waste of money that could have been used to do something actually helpful.
The people responsible for that monument’s existence insist that the monument serves a secular purpose, as if anyone actually believes that. Sure, those people claim that the Decalogue of Exodus 20 is the basis of western laws, but that claim is refuted by law professor Marci Hamilton in her FindLaw.com article titled “The Ten Commandments and American Law: Why Some Christians’ Claims to Legal Hegemony Are Not Consistent with the Historical Record”. The claim is also refuted in the SCOTUS ruling in the case of McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.
Nah, that aforementioned monument is just a giant phylactery created for the benefit of modern-day Gentile Pharisees. Everything they do is done for men to see.*
Supporters of the monument are just fooling themselves if they believe that the monument will influence people to think a certain way. More likely, visitors at the Oklahoma Capitol will see the monument and do their “Lisa Simpson” impersonation.
* Matthew 23:5 (NIV)