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Tens of commandments comment 000

Well, I would argue that the original Hebrew version is not what's really up for debate. It's not the idea of the Ten Commandments they are putting up, it is the Ten Commandments in the King James Version of The Bible. If they put the original Hebrew up... well, they didn't do that, did they? So it's true that there's many translations and interpretations. There are people that argue that the KJV is the purest undisputable truth. They don't argue this based on anything, but they argue it...

Anyway, I'm certainly not very educated on this stuff, but then I'm not seeking out truth in The Bible, so my motivation wanes quickly. I'm just pointing out some absurdities in how other people are using it. Jewish interpretations of the Ten Commandments might be more apropos if Jews were trying to get monuments errected in courthouses. But it's Protestant Christians (of the variety who like KJV) who are trying to get them errected. And these are the Ten Commandments they go by. Or don't go by, depending on the chapter. If they wanted to put it up in a historical and theological context, I might not mind at all... but again, that's not kind of monument we're talking about.

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