The Commandments Of Public Places Essay

1582 Words Feb 18th, 2016 null Page
It is my opinion that posting the Ten Commandments in public places is in the least, inconsiderate to those who are not Christian and does in fact violate the First Amendment. The First Amendment explicitly allows for the freedom of speech, but also for ones religious beliefs to not be impeded. It is my belief that confusion lies in the fact that one has the ability to believe and follow and religion they choose, but by forcing another person to abide by your religious beliefs, you are interfering with the foundation of the First Amendment. The Ten Commandments are, in general, a list of rules that Christians believe God himself created and handed to Moses, so he could spread the will of the Lord. As the question stated, those who are in favor in having the Ten Commandments in public places believe that they outline a general guideline of what has always been regarded as right and wrong, no matter the person’s religion. The first commandment is: You shall have no other Gods before Me (Bible.2016). This commandment is clearly not applicable to every person and religion because it excludes the idea that the reader should worship any other God. There is not room in the first Commandment for diversity; you shall not worship any god except God himself. The second Commandment is; You shall not make idols (Bible.2016). This means that one should not create any object that bears a likeness to the Lord. It has to do with how you worship God, rather than who. This Commandment like…

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