Bloomfield moves forward with Ten Com...

Bloomfield moves forward with Ten Commandments monument

There are 108 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jun 14, 2011, titled Bloomfield moves forward with Ten Commandments monument. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

A Ten Commandments monument will stand in front of the Bloomfield City Hall in a matter of weeks, and it seems the councilors who approved it have the support of their town.

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Sigh

United States

#1 Jun 14, 2011
I find this unsettling. Methinks faith should be fostered in the home and the church. The government should in theory represent all of us. I have no umbrage with the Ten Commandments, but I grow concerned by groups claiming neutrality citing historical emphasis over faith. What happens when divergent Christian groups have to address their differences on that lawn? Should we have to decide, or worse argue - between John the Baptist, Mr. Joseph Smith, or Saint Mary? Perhaps we should allow for the government to be neutral – simply so we as brothers and sisters have at least one place we can ALL come together for the benefit of our community and society. Just my two cents…
LOL

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Jun 14, 2011
I really do not agree with you Sigh, I feel that if people have the right to march in a gay rights parade and get married, have porn shops in town then surely a sign showing a sign that is the blue print to a good and moral life should not be to bad a thing. I just feel that if something has to do with our lord and savior people really take offense to it. Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief. One nation under god! So ya god bless this country!!
think about it

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jun 14, 2011
LOL wrote:
I really do not agree with you Sigh, I feel that if people have the right to march in a gay rights parade and get married, have porn shops in town then surely a sign showing a sign that is the blue print to a good and moral life should not be to bad a thing. I just feel that if something has to do with our lord and savior people really take offense to it. Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief. One nation under god! So ya god bless this country!!
I agree.....it seems that if something that is offensive to christian values comes around, it MUST be allowed in the name of equity and harmoney. If something that confirms christian values is "made public" evrybody jumps on the seperation of church and state. Good on ya Bloomfield.
DJP

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jun 14, 2011
"Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief."

LOL that statement is a flat out LIE. Read an actual history book and get a clue. Our founding fathers were atheists. They referred to themselves as "Deists" so the religiously intolerant of the time would leave them alone. This is the kind of ignorant BS that is running rampant in an increasingly ignorant U.S. Especially in places like San Juan County.

Keep church stuff away from Government buildings.
LOL

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Jun 14, 2011
DJP wrote:
"Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief."
LOL that statement is a flat out LIE. Read an actual history book and get a clue. Our founding fathers were atheists. They referred to themselves as "Deists" so the religiously intolerant of the time would leave them alone. This is the kind of ignorant BS that is running rampant in an increasingly ignorant U.S. Especially in places like San Juan County.
Keep church stuff away from Government buildings.
If it was not founded on Christian belief then why did they put in god we trust on money? One nation under god in the pledge?

"I now make it my earnest prayer the God would have you and the State over which you preside, in His holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field; and, finally, that he would be most graciously pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation." June 8, 1783 in a letter to the governors of the states on disbanding the army. George Washington!

The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend to all the happiness of man.

Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus....I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus." Thomas Jefferson!

"The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion..." November 4, 1816 in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.

Need I say more?
move on

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jun 14, 2011
DJP wrote:
"Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief."
LOL that statement is a flat out LIE. Read an actual history book and get a clue. Our founding fathers were atheists. They referred to themselves as "Deists" so the religiously intolerant of the time would leave them alone. This is the kind of ignorant BS that is running rampant in an increasingly ignorant U.S. Especially in places like San Juan County.
Keep church stuff away from Government
buildings.
Guess if you don't like it, this is america you can MOVE! Bye Bye
ACLFU

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jun 14, 2011
Bring on the lawyers!

Hey Kevin, I hope you and your Baptist friends have their checkbooks handy, I would hate to see the city footing the bills for the court challenge sure to come.
OMG

United States

#8 Jun 14, 2011
DJP wrote:
"Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief."
LOL that statement is a flat out LIE. Read an actual history book and get a clue. Our founding fathers were atheists. They referred to themselves as "Deists" so the religiously intolerant of the time would leave them alone. This is the kind of ignorant BS that is running rampant in an increasingly ignorant U.S. Especially in places like San Juan County.
Keep church stuff away from Government buildings.
As a Christian, I am offended that other Christians believe they can slap on our commandments anywhere in public places! If that is so, can the crazy Satanists do so as well? Why not, they believe in their faith/religion? To deny them would be discrimatory. Bloomfield is opening a door they cannot close. There is a reason for separation of church and state folks! I do not want my tax dollars to be spent on religious icons, even those I believe in. San Juan County is extremely backward in this respect and it has a negative effect on our county.
ACLFU

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jun 14, 2011
LOL wrote:
I really do not agree with you Sigh, I feel that if people have the right to march in a gay rights parade and get married, have porn shops in town then surely a sign showing a sign that is the blue print to a good and moral life should not be to bad a thing. I just feel that if something has to do with our lord and savior people really take offense to it. Please lets not forget that this country was founded on christian belief. One nation under god! So ya god bless this country!!
I think the argument is placement, but if you allow me to have a porn store on the city council lawn then I will allow you have your commandments.

See how that works, tolerant of one means tolerant of the other.
Equality

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jun 14, 2011
How come everyone is so concerned with equality until it is the rights of Christians being trampled on. If this was denied based on it being based on Christianity I seriously doubt I could call the ACLU for help. Oh that's right according to the ACLU discrimanation agaisnt Christians is acceptable. If there can be statues of Buddha in state parks then a statue of the Ten Commandments better be approved. Thank you Bloomfield for allowing my rights to be upheld! May God bless the city and its leadership.
LOL

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Jun 14, 2011
ACLFU wrote:
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I think the argument is placement, but if you allow me to have a porn store on the city council lawn then I will allow you have your commandments.
See how that works, tolerant of one means tolerant of the other.
So are you saying the word of God is the same as a porn store?
Equality for some

Paris, France

#12 Jun 14, 2011
Yes it is appalling how Christian rights are being TRAMPLED on in this country, LOL.

Where is there a statue of Buddha in a state park?

In Thailand maybe.

Anyways Buddhism is a religion of peace, not like Christianity.
Bites

Durango, CO

#13 Jun 14, 2011
I am a Christian, but I don't need the 10 commandments parked in front of city hall to remind me. I would prefer that the city had done something else. If you didn't use any public funds to build it, why is it parked on public land? And yes, now you must recognize ALL other viewpoints that come forward. And please, don't ask me to pay for the lawsuits to come - I flat refuse.
ACLFU

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Jun 14, 2011
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>So are you saying the word of God is the same as a porn store?
Both written by man, so yes, I guess you could say that.
Himie

Farmington, NM

#15 Jun 14, 2011
The 10 Commadments and the US Constitution have one thing in common. There both short, sweet and nto the point!

Lets get back to both how about?(and shoot the ACLU one at a time.....with #8 bird shot)
LOL

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Jun 14, 2011
Bites wrote:
I am a Christian, but I don't need the 10 commandments parked in front of city hall to remind me. I would prefer that the city had done something else. If you didn't use any public funds to build it, why is it parked on public land? And yes, now you must recognize ALL other viewpoints that come forward. And please, don't ask me to pay for the lawsuits to come - I flat refuse.
Good thing Jesus did not think like you! If he worried about what was to come he would not have gone to the cross and died for our sins. Jesus knew he was going to die upon that cross but he also knew there was nothing better than to follow his fathers word to allow you to be saved and be repentant of your sins so that you can have ever lasting life in heaven. I for one praise him that he did what he did for us! I will never fade as a christian or ever think someone is wrong for showing their faith. In other countries christians die for even trying to follow christianity and we have the right to meet in a building and worship without worry. Everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and as a christian I for one will not be scared to show my love for Jesus!
Floyd

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jun 14, 2011
This is getting National Coverage
thatsincredible.net
YES

Florence, AL

#18 Jun 14, 2011
I just wonder why Bloomfield is 20 million dollars in the hole but yet can find funds to do this...hmmm...
distaff

Las Cruces, NM

#19 Jun 14, 2011
Kudos to the city of Bloomfield for having the guts to put up the monument showing the ten commandments.

The commandments give us a moral standard to strive for, and we all need to be reminded of that from time to time.

And for those people who have never known what the tne commandments are, well it just might give them an "aha" moment when they do read the monument.
Equality

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jun 14, 2011
Equality for some wrote:
Yes it is appalling how Christian rights are being TRAMPLED on in this country, LOL.
Where is there a statue of Buddha in a state park?
In Thailand maybe.
Anyways Buddhism is a religion of peace, not like Christianity.
The Buddha was left in a NM state park and is unable to be removed because the ACLU doesn't want it touched even though it is on state land payed with state tax money. No seperation of church and state concern in this situation....funny
Please educate yourself before commenting. And furthermore I never made a derogatory about Buddist people or their religion. I simply was making comparrison between two statues.

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