Sunday, June 18, 2006

Two out of three ain't bad...

sang Meatloaf in the year of our Lord 1977. I remember 'cause I'm old. Getting merely the gist of three commandments out of ten is pretty bad - especially if you are Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga and you are actively campaigning to post the Old Testamant Decalogue in every courthouse and public building in America. (thanks to Boing Boing for the link.)


Maybe he wants them posted publicly so he doesn't have to exert so much mental energy trying to remember them.

I think that the Eightfold Path should be posted instead. It contains 20 percent fewer rules to remember, it doesn't have any of this "jealous God" stuff in it that folks like to argue about, it is just as relevant to our legal system and isn't as likely to be blamed on the Jews by the folks who... well blame everything on the Jews.

Anyway, I wonder where Lynn Westmoreland got the idea of putting copies of the Ten Commandments up in courthouses anyway. Could it be Hollywood?


All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

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