10 Commandments return to Fentress Co...

10 Commandments return to Fentress County schools

There are 43 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Jul 27, 2012, titled 10 Commandments return to Fentress County schools. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

Along with the Ten Commandments, officials decided to hang two other historical documents on either side, the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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#41 Aug 11, 2012
106. The fact that some may not agree with all of the commandments of the Decalogue does not mean it should be prohibited from display any more than does the fact that not everyone agrees with all of the protections in the Bill of Rights requires that the Bill of Rights should not be displayed-or that because not everyone agrees with what the American flag represents requires the flag should not be displayed. Even though some may wish that the American ensign was the Stars & Bars rather than the Stars & Stripes, the reality is otherwise-and the reality is also that all ten of the commandments in the Decalogue had a unique, distinct, and significant impact on both American law and jurisprudence.

107. To prohibit the display of the Decalogue simply because the first four commandments are more religious in nature than are the other six is like permitting the display of George Washington's "Farewell Address" or Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech or the "Mayflower Compact" only if each document is displayed without its religious portions. In a display of any of the aforementioned works, it is not the advocation of religion that is occurring but rather the recognition of a significant historical contribution made to America that also happens to include religion.

108. Aside from the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, it is difficult to argue that there is any single work that has had a greater or more far-reaching impact on four centuries of American life, law, and culture than the Decalogue. For this reason alone, the Decalogue merits display.


Chattanooga, TN

#42 Aug 20, 2012
bullsheet wrote:
<quoted text>so you are saying there should not be a seperation of church and state? just what bible and religion should the government make our children learn and live by? let me guess....YOURS!
Let me guess, you're one of those so called free THINKERS. Listen if our government can't 'make' our students learn math, science, and history...who is to say they can make them learn and live by any religion?

Maybe if more people encouraged their kids that they have a Higher Power they have to answer to, the jails and juvenile halls wouldn't be so full! Look at the facts, before the Clinton administration opened up that Pandora's box by banning prayer (and paddling) in schools, there wasn't such a problem with juvenile crime, gangs, or a need for SRO's in schools.

Parents have stopped parenting and are more concerned with their own pleasures than raising good, honorable citizens. There is very little patriotism anymore. People worry too much about getting welfare and such from their government instead of what they can contribute to make this country greater. If George Washington was alive today and saw the state of this Nation, he would be mortified.
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#43 Aug 22, 2012
the preachers have mass media the flock and every advantage to get their word out why should teachers be required to do it also .

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