Ten Commandments monument raises civi...

Ten Commandments monument raises civil liberty concerns in Wyoming County

There are 353 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Jul 4, 2013, titled Ten Commandments monument raises civil liberty concerns in Wyoming County. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

A group of people did not seek permission before installing a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Wyoming County Courthouse lawn in Pineville this week, County Commission President Jason Mullins said, but he doesn't see a problem with it because it's meant to inspire others and isn't paid for with tax dollars.

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West Virginian

Parkersburg, WV

#368 Jan 6, 2014
Years ago the monument would not have been scrutinized by anyone, but in today's society we have liberals and others who believe they are being offended by what good people are actually doing. Christian haters are just as worst as terrorists in my book. Maybe I can start complaining about how all the complaining people look like because a lot of people who are aganist religious monuments are people who I will never understand. The United States of America need to tell some of these weirdos to chill out and go home.

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#369 Jan 6, 2014
Hey, Weirdos! Chill out!

Who are the weirdos? The liberals? I always thought Jesus was the original liberal.
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FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#371 Jan 7, 2014
West Virginian wrote:
Years ago the monument would not have been scrutinized by anyone, but in today's society we have liberals and others who believe they are being offended by what good people are actually doing. Christian haters are just as worst as terrorists in my book. Maybe I can start complaining about how all the complaining people look like because a lot of people who are aganist religious monuments are people who I will never understand. The United States of America need to tell some of these weirdos to chill out and go home.
Those who ignore the Constitution and the beliefs of our Founding Fathers are the true terrorists. It doesn't get any worse than that. Again, just like Christians say; we don't hate the Christians, we hate the religion.

I don't 'believe' I am being offended. I AM being offended; however it has nothing to do with 'what good people are actually doing.' I don't see them doing anything good other than putting religious monuments where they don't belong. Many who aren't Christian are offended. What right do you have, over all who aren't Christian, to put up your specific god's beliefs above all others?

How are you going to complain about how someone looks? That doesn't even make sense.

The United States of America HAS told Christians to chill out; however we are ALL home.
Sane and Rational

Oak Hill, WV

#372 Jan 24, 2014
I'm not from the Pineville area and haven't been there in sometime. Is this Ten Commandments thing still on the courthouse property? If so, is any progress being made to have it removed?
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Jim Baker

Dillwyn, VA

#374 Feb 5, 2014
If you have a drug problem seek professional counseling and don't listen to the Jack legs on the net. If you do you may very well end up queer and hang around outside public rest rooms.
Jim Baker

Dillwyn, VA

#375 Feb 5, 2014
I have never seen anyone go wrong by following the 10 commandments. They are common sence things that only helps one on their moral course thru life. Where are the writings of the Athiest for instance??? What moral guide lines do they live by?? The 10 Commandments is merely a moral compass approved by a lot of society. I don't know of anyone it has hurt by being displayed. If someone is mad about it they are just mad because they weren't the first to get the credit.

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#376 Feb 5, 2014
Jim Baker wrote:
I have never seen anyone go wrong by following the 10 commandments.
I have. Believing in imaginary beings isn't healthy for yourself or for mankind.
Jim Baker wrote:
They are common sence things that only helps one on their moral course thru life.
If they are common sense, then why do we need monuments being erected on government property?
Jim Baker wrote:
Where are the writings of the Athiest for instance???
Harris, Hitchens, Nye, Dawkins, etc. etc. There are many.
Jim Baker wrote:
What moral guide lines do they live by??
Pretty much the same ones Christians do, except we remove all the hate, superstition, and mythology. MY morals are equal to and in many cases greater than all true Christians.
Jim Baker wrote:
The 10 Commandments is merely a moral compass approved by a lot of society.
A lot, but not all. However, the government is for ALL of society so no single religion should get preferential treatment over the others. They should simply stay out of the religion business.
Jim Baker wrote:
I don't know of anyone it has hurt by being displayed.
Then you don't know anyone other than Christians, understand U.S law, or the intentions of our Founding Fathers.
Jim Baker wrote:
If someone is mad about it they are just mad because they weren't the first to get the credit.
Credit for what? I want credit for nothing having to do with this monument.

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#377 Feb 5, 2014
Jim Baker wrote:
If you have a drug problem seek professional counseling and don't listen to the Jack legs on the net. If you do you may very well end up queer and hang around outside public rest rooms.
You may be lost. Try hanging a LEFT at the monument to get you back on track.
Charles DeGulle

Dillwyn, VA

#378 Feb 5, 2014
A lot of people teach their kids about Santa Claus , tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny. Everyone other than you seems to enjoy them. Perhaps you just have a mental problem. Christian references are installed on govt. property to remind people of a moral course they can pursue if they want. Your writings aren't anywhere for anyone to see how would the public know about them?? I haven't seen any of your moral guide lines anywhere. Why would govt. not want Society to have a moral compass..Our founding fathers approved all kinds of Christian values in the buildings/articeture in Washington. Why do you suppose they approved of that if they didn't think about Christianity as a guide? Don't worry about credit for you. The only credit you get is for hanging around the Public Park restrooms. Visit Congress some time and get a view of the ceiling.
Citizen

Hockessin, DE

#379 Feb 5, 2014
Shame shame
citizen

Hockessin, DE

#380 Feb 5, 2014
Wonder what will come of this world?
Bradley

Dillwyn, VA

#381 Feb 9, 2014
FDG wrote:
<quoted text>
Those who ignore the Constitution and the beliefs of our Founding Fathers are the true terrorists. It doesn't get any worse than that. Again, just like Christians say; we don't hate the Christians, we hate the religion.
I don't 'believe' I am being offended. I AM being offended; however it has nothing to do with 'what good people are actually doing.' I don't see them doing anything good other than putting religious monuments where they don't belong. Many who aren't Christian are offended. What right do you have, over all who aren't Christian, to put up your specific god's beliefs above all others?
How are you going to complain about how someone looks? That doesn't even make sense.
The United States of America HAS told Christians to chill out; however we are ALL home.
Ignoring the Constitution is your Minority President. I'm offended that you are offended. We didn't put them up our forefathers put up all the symbols. They wrote the Constitution. Look at all the symbols in the architecture in Washington DC. Our forefathers approved those appropriations for the buildings. Must have had God in mind. Lots of references.
Bradley

Dillwyn, VA

#382 Feb 9, 2014
Google-----God in our Nations Capitol Building. You will see our forefathers believed in God as a divine governing source.

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