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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: The Ten Commandments - Five - NONE ! - Forty Two ? Reply with quote

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I48hr8HhDv0

It is quite common in Republican imagery to invoke Moses' two tablets - e.g. in The First French Revolution the second Declaration of The Rights of Man and The Citizen was presented on two tablets with thirty five ' commandments ' ... But in The USA displaying the two tablets or a tableau of Moses on a state building has become a contended thing : is this freedom of religious expression or the establishment of a state religion to the exclusion of other religions which do not cite Moses or his ten commandments ?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments

... The Ten Commandments appear twice in the Hebrew Bible, in the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Modern scholarship has found likely influences in Hittite and Mesopotamian laws and treaties, but is divided over exactly when the Ten Commandments were written and who wrote them. ...

... According to Jewish tradition, Exodus 20:1–17 constitutes God's first recitation and inscription of the ten commandments on the two tablets, which Moses broke in anger with his rebellious nation, and were later rewritten on replacement stones and placed in the ark of the covenant; and Deuteronomy 5:4–20 consists of God's re-telling of the Ten Commandments to the younger generation who were to enter the Promised Land. The passages in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 contain more than ten imperative statements, totalling 14 or 15 in all. ...

... European Protestants replaced some visual art in their churches with plaques of the Ten Commandments after the Reformation. In England, such "Decalogue boards" also represented the English monarch's emphasis on rule of royal law within the churches. The United States Constitution forbids establishment of religion by law; however images of Moses holding the tablets of the Decalogue, along other religious figures including Solomon, Confucius, and Mohamed holding the Qur'an, are sculpted on the north and south friezes of the pediment of the Supreme Court building in Washington.. Images of the Ten Commandments have long been contested symbols for the relationship of religion to national law. ...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraternal_Order_of_Eagles

... In the 1950s and 1960s the Fraternal Order of Eagles placed possibly thousands of Ten Commandments displays in courthouses and school rooms, including many stone monuments on courthouse property. Because displaying the commandments can reflect a sectarian position if they are numbered (see above), the Eagles developed an ecumenical version that omitted the numbers, as on the monument at the Texas capitol (shown here). Hundreds of monuments were also placed by director Cecil B. DeMille as a publicity stunt to promote his 1956 film The Ten Commandments. Placing the plaques and monuments to the Ten Commandments in and around government buildings was another expression of mid-twentieth century U.S. civil religion, along with adding the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. ...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_United_for_Separation_of_Church_and_State

... By the beginning of the twenty-first century in the U.S., however, Decalogue monuments and plaques in government spaces had become a legal battleground between religious as well as political liberals and conservatives. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched lawsuits challenging the posting of the ten commandments in public buildings. The ACLU has been supported by a number of religious groups (such as the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the American Jewish Congress ), both because they do not want government to be issuing religious doctrine and because they feel strongly that the commandments are inherently religious. ...

... Many commentators see this issue as part of a wider culture war between liberal and conservative elements in American society. In response to the perceived attacks on traditional society, other legal organizations, such as the Liberty Counsel, have risen to advocate the conservative interpretation. Many Christian conservatives have taken the banning of officially sanctioned prayer from public schools by the U.S. Supreme Court as a threat to the expression of religion in public life. In response, they have successfully lobbied many state and local governments to display the ten commandments in public buildings. ...

... Those who oppose the posting of the ten commandments on public property argue that it violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In contrast, groups like the Fraternal Order of Eagles who support the public display of the ten commandments claim that the commandments are not necessarily religious but represent the moral and legal foundation of society, and are appropriate to be displayed as a historical source of present-day legal codes. Also, some argue like Judge Roy Moore that prohibiting the public practice of religion is a violation of the first amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion. ...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

which side are you on?

Decalogue statues on Law courts might be innocent but it is the badge of the Trumpite/Blairite faction. So we hates it forever.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I would prefer Astraea constantly pouring her liquid from one pot into the other trying to even up the amounts in each as a symbol of equality - or alternatively Justitia with her scales but I am not so keen on her wielding her sword whilst blindfolded because of the health and safety issues involved ... but then Astraea herself has acquired some odd connotations recently ...

https://www.astraeafoundation.org

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astraea_(mythology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Justice

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Prudence (Latin: prudentia, contracted from providentia meaning "seeing ahead, sagacity") is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason ... Prudentia is an allegorical female personification of the virtue, whose attributes are a mirror and snake, who is frequently depicted as a pair with Justitia, the Roman goddess of Justice ... the virtue is the ability to judge between virtuous and vicious actions, not only in a general sense, but with regard to appropriate actions at a given time and place. Although prudence itself does not perform any actions, and is concerned solely with knowledge, all virtues had to be regulated by it ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prudence

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunomia_(goddess)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eirene_(goddess)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horae

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In ancient Roman religion, Concordia is the goddess who embodies agreement in marriage and society. Her Greek equivalent is usually regarded as Harmonia, with musical harmony a metaphor for an ideal of social concord or entente in the political discourse of the Republican era. She was thus often associated with Pax ("Peace") in representing a stable society

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_(mythology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concordia_(mythology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pax_(goddess)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellona_(goddess)

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