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Justices deal with 10 Commandments display
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a judge to hand the Ten Commandments in his court room.
October 3rd, 2011
04:24 PM ET

Justices deal with 10 Commandments display

By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from an Ohio judge who wanted to post a copy of the biblical Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

The case was among hundreds disposed of by the justices, who returned to start a new term after a three-month recess. Another separate, high-profile petition involved a death row prisoner challenging his conviction in the murder of an 11-year-old Florida girl.

The Ohio case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had successfully prevented Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese from posting another copy of the Ten Commandments.

He first hung the well-known passage from the Bible in 2000, alongside a copy of the Constitution's Bill of Rights, and referred to both as "the rule of law," according to court documents.

Read the full story here.
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Church and state • Courts

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  1. Muneef

    The Arab house of Islam
    Most people are probably descended from the Prophet Muhammad anyway

    If we accept the argument above that, even if the exact lines aren't known, most of the prominent families of Islam would have soon ended up descended from the Prophet, then most of modern Islam would descend from the Prophet.
    And only a tiny amount of intermarriage with Christians and Jews in medieval Spain would yield the result that, even if all the descents above are false, quite likely almost every Muslim, almost every Jew, and almost everyone in the West today is descended from the Prophet.
    Simply put, if anyone at Muhammad's time left a reasonable number of descendants, they are probably the ancestor of most of the West today, even if no specific descent can be proved. See full discussion on Common ancestors of all humans.
    Check link for the argument;
     
    http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Islam/

    October 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • Dr Pill

      I would like to have you on my show, you sound like someone that needs immediate help. Call me and we can arrange help for you!

      October 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
    • Muneef

      Quite likely almost every Jew in the world today descends from the Prophet Muhammad, c. 600 AD.
      By the same logic, there were Jews in medieval Spain, and it's hard to see them staying separate from the gradual descent of all of Muslim and Christian Spain from the Prophet. Again, all we need is a tiny amount of interbreeding for this to happen. And later the Jews of Spain were expelled, and are probably hence the ancestors of much or most of the world's Jews today.

      It is interesting to think that every Palestinian suicide bombing attack on Israel is almost certainly some descendants of the Prophet killing other descendants of the Prophet.
      Check link for more;
      http://humphrysfamilytree.com/ca.html

      October 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
    • Muneef

      Images of the full Arabian family Tree from time of "Noah" down to Muhammed s.a.w;

      Unfortunately couldn't find equivalent in English...
      As Arab Decedents our ancestors have passed through all beliefs as Pagan,Jews,Christians and Muslims. The Arabian Roots go back to Noah's time...as per the images at the link;

      http://twitemail.com/email/373263915/18/صور-لشجرة-العرب-كاملة

      October 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
    • ron

      LOLOL – dude someone has LIED to YOU!! what you say here is SO BACKWARDS and limited in the grand scope of "time" ESPECIALLY relative to "descendants" in time –

      you say:
      **************************************************
      It is interesting to think that every Palestinian suicide bombing attack on Israel is almost certainly some descendants of the Prophet killing other descendants of the Prophet.
      **************************************************

      NO man!! LOL- BEFORE they were EVER ISLAMIC – or DESCENDANTS of the prophet of Islam – they were DESCENDANTS OF FATHER ABRAHEEM (abraham) bc Islam did not even EXIST until 600 years AFTER ISA JESUS – so they were SOMETHING before THAT TIME of 600 A.D. – and that only leaves in the area of Arabia in 600 A.D. descendants of ABRAHEEM!!

      so they are all descendants of HIM blowing eachother up – and funny to think bc FATHER ABRAHEEM WAS A JEW!

      LOLOL- so even today the many Muslims are out of HIS line – Father Abraheem – AND – that means even the Muslims of today came out of the JEWISH LINE OF ABRAHAM!!

      October 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  2. Muneef

    (The Cattle);
    Say, "Indeed, my Lord has guided me to a straight path – a correct religion – the way of Abraham, inclining toward truth. And he was not among those who associated others with Allah ." (06:161).

    Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah , Lord of the worlds. (06:162).

    No partner has He. And this I have been commanded, and I am the first [among you] of the Muslims." (06:163).

    Say, "Is it other than Allah I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to differ." (06:164).

    And it is He who has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees [of rank] that He may try you through what He has given you. Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful. (06:165).

    ----
     (The Light);

    When you received it with your tongues and said with your mouths that of which you had no knowledge and thought it was insignificant while it was, in the sight of Allah , tremendous.  (24:15).
    --
    Indeed, those who like that immorality should be spread [or publicized] among those who have believed will have a painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah knows and you do not know.   (24:19).
    And if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy... and because Allah is Kind and Merciful.   (24:20).
    ---
    And We have certainly sent down to you distinct verses and examples from those who passed on before you and an admonition for those who fear Allah .  (24:34).
    ---
    [Such niches are] in mosques which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings (24:36).
    -----
    Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely subst-itute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient. (24:55).
    ---–
    Unquestionably, to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and earth. Already He knows that upon which you [stand] and [knows] the Day when they will be returned to Him and He will inform them of what they have done. And Allah is Knowing of all things. (24:64).
    *************

    October 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
    • Darren

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      yuck

      October 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • Muneef

      Hmm.

      You must be suffering from internal swarms of worms causing you an itch down there...better you take some thing for it before it becomes any worse yet...!

      October 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  3. Muneef

    The_Holy_Quran_English.pdf
    Size: 29.6 MB
    Expires: November 4, 2011 4:41:00 AM PDT
    DOWNLOAD

    https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dkeVdobEEwMEZ2TzhUQw?locale=en_US&s=301019&cid=pm-03002124310600000000%3b301019

    October 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
    • Reality

      And we have this koranic-driven terror and horror:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      October 7, 2011 at 12:16 am |
    • .........

      endless repeat garbage by reality hit report abuse

      October 7, 2011 at 5:03 am |
    • Jimtanker

      OK, I hit "report abuse" on you. What next?

      October 7, 2011 at 5:14 am |
  4. Adventt7

    If we are trying to start with tolerance we should at least start with tolerating what we had to begin with as a nation. We established ourselves a certain way as a people with our protestant religious views. With this faith we grew as a nation which inspired us to put a copy of the Ten Commandments their in the first place. If we go back on that to take that down what does that say about our goals of being tolerant. Its a part of our history as americans that is, in itself violence free, and a symbol of values we have based our basic laws upon. I honestly see where our intolerance is stemming from if we are so willing to remove the religious symbols of our own forefathers. Whne did tolerance and sanitization become one and the same?

    October 6, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • Scott - other

      Being an atheist I vote for religious tolerence and equality. Certainly let the christians post their 10 commandnets; but, only if all other religions can post 10 of their rules in the same place and just as big and bold as the christians do; but, of course that's not what christians actually want is it?

      October 7, 2011 at 12:15 am |
  5. Kelsey Gifford

    What is it about the 10 commandments that gets it banned from being displayed? Maybe its because people are realizing how guilty before God they are by reading them. To listen to Christian Talk Radio on subjects like these, go to my site at http://www.kelzusradioshow.com

    Again, it's kelzusradioshow.com

    October 6, 2011 at 2:14 am |
    • Nope

      "Maybe its because people are realizing how guilty before God they are by reading them."

      Nope. Try again.

      October 6, 2011 at 2:18 am |
  6. Muneef

    And We send down of the Qur'an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.
    http://quran.com/17
    ---–

    Sahih International
    And [for] every person We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open.17:14

    [It will be said], "Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as accountant."17:15

    Whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And whoever errs only errs against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And never would We punish until We sent a messenger.17:16

    And when We intend to destroy a city, We command its affluent but they defiantly disobey therein; so the word comes into effect upon it, and We destroy it with [complete] destruction.17:17

    And how many have We destroyed from the generations after Noah. And sufficient is your Lord, concerning the sins of His servants, as Acquainted and Seeing.17:18

    Whoever should desire the immediate – We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished.17:19

    But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer – it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah ].17:20

    To each [category] We extend – to these and to those – from the gift of your Lord. And never has the gift of your Lord been restricted.17:21

    Look how We have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.17:22

    Do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken.17:23

    October 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
    • Muneef

      Sahih International
      The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.17:45

      And when you recite the Qur'an, We put between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter a concealed part-i-tion.17:46

      And We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn back in aversion.17:47

      ----

      Sahih International
      And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.17:71

      [Mention, O Muhammad], the Day We will call forth every people with their record [of deeds]. Then whoever is given his record in his right hand – those will read their records, and injustice will not be done to them, [even] as much as a thread [inside the date seed].17:72

      And whoever is blind in this [life] will be blind in the Hereafter and more astray in way.17:73
      ----

      October 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
    • THE BROWN NOTE

      oh look more koran trash

      October 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
    • Reality

      And yet again we come to save Muneef and his sister and brother Muslims:

      The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:
      ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

      Are you ready?

      Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

      The First Five of the 77 Branches:

      "1. Belief in Allah"

      aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

      "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

      Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

      "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

      A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

      "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

      Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

      Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

      Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

      "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
      alone."
      Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

      Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

      Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

      Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

      October 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
    • .........

      hit report abuse on all reality posts do not waste time reading nonsense

      October 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  7. Reality

    Many OT, NT and koran thu-mpers are actually thu-mping the rules and codes of the ancients like King Hammurabi and the Egyptians who wrote the Book of the Dead and who did NOT need revelations from angels or mountain voices to develop needed rules of conduct for us h-o-minids.

    "Hail to thee, great God, Lord of the Two Truths. I have come unto thee, my Lord, that thou mayest bring me to see thy beauty. I know thee, I know thy name, I know the names of the 42 Gods who are with thee in this broad hall of the Two Truths . . . Behold, I am come unto thee. I have brought thee truth; I have done away with sin for thee. I have not sinned against anyone. I have not mistreated people. I have not done evil instead of righteousness . . .
    I have not reviled the God.
    I have not laid violent hands on an orphan.
    I have not done what the God abominates . . .
    I have not killed; I have not turned anyone over to a killer.
    I have not caused anyone's suffering . . .
    I have not copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste.
    I have not increased nor diminished the measure, I have not diminished the palm; I have not encroached upon the fields.
    I have not added to the balance weights; I have not tempered with the plumb bob of the balance.
    I have not taken milk from a child's mouth; I have not driven small cattle from their herbage...
    I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons; I have not built a dam against flowing water.
    I have not quenched a fire in its time . . .
    I have not kept cattle away from the God's property.
    I have not blocked the God at his processions."

    "The Book of the Dead was written circa 1800 BCE. 2 The Schofield Reference Bible estimates that the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt and the provision of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai occurred in 1491 BCE., some three centuries later. Many religious liberals, historians, and secularists have concluded that the Hebrew Scripture's Ten Commandments were based on this earlier docu-ment, rather than vice-versa."
    ==========================================================================================
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    October 5, 2011 at 8:01 am |
    • .........

      hjit report abuse to reality garbage

      October 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
    • Adventt7

      Curious quote you got up there but did it ever cross your mind that the Ten Commandments were less of the new rules to live by and More of a list of obvious faults that they were coming up short on. Murder was alway wrong before the Ten commandments. Cain was punished for murdering Abel and the commandment had not been written yet. You can probably best describe the ten commandments as a written down reminder of how they are always messing things up in their lives. "I told you all about these issues already, so let me spell it out for you and your ever so forgetful brothers and sisters." I know I have had to do that to some people.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • Reality

      Adam and Eve were myths created by the Jewish scribes as were Cain and Able.

      And then there is this once again:

      origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482 NY Times

      New Torah For Modern Minds

      “Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

      Such startling propositions - the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years - have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity - until now.

      The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine doc-ument.

      The notion that the Bible is not literally true "is more or less settled and understood among most Conservative rabbis," observed David Wolpe, a rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and a contributor to "Etz Hayim." But some congregants, he said, "may not like the stark airing of it." Last Passover, in a sermon to 2,200 congregants at his synagogue, Rabbi Wolpe frankly said that "virtually every modern archaeologist" agrees "that the way the Bible describes the Exodus is not the way that it happened, if it happened at all." The rabbi offered what he called a "LITANY OF DISILLUSION”' about the narrative, including contradictions, improbabilities, chronological lapses and the absence of corroborating evidence. In fact, he said, archaeologists digging in the Sinai have "found no trace of the tribes of Israel - not one shard of pottery."

      October 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  8. ONE WHO BELEIVES

    dave davis,the new testement records the stoning of the woman caught in the act of adultry brought to jesus(he who is without sin cast the first stone)steven a disciple was stoned. several times they came to take jesus speaking in 1 passage to stone him, please know the book before you teach false doctorine.we have enough deceieved as it is. secondly for over 200 years our county was founded on the 10 moral laws of the bible these are all related to laws that if broken man looses his freedom by imprisonment im amazed at how so called christians cant / wont stand for their right of our beliefs.we allow everyone elses beliefs superceed ours as we set back and allow our beliefs and freedoms fade away

    October 5, 2011 at 4:49 am |
  9. Dave Davis

    For a man to be a "Justice, it would seem that he should first be "Just". Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord. God bless America.

    October 5, 2011 at 12:21 am |
    • hippypoet

      your dum b@ss "god" has nothing to do with justice, the last time he did his justice thing 2 cities were leveled! oh but i thought your "god" was a kind and loving, and understanding "god"... or is that just men whinning for a nicer dude to whorship! men make laws then make rules to follow to allow you to not break the laws but still do wrong things – thats wrong, but laws are not right and wrong, they are a show of whats accecptible to a society as a whole, plain and simple. by placing the ten dumbments on the forefront of law you try to controll the moral standings of any one man, that is very wrong! and has no place in a proper court of LAW!

      October 5, 2011 at 9:41 am |
  10. hippypoet , the prophet

    say onto the lord god the SUN, we the people ask you why thoust shine and whom thoust shine for? ALMIGHTY SUN THEN SPOKE – WHY DO HUMANS ASK SUCH QUESTIONS WHY I SHINE FOR THE REASON OF MY FIRE BURNS, THE HEAT IS GIVEN TO USE...TRANSFERR THE ENERGY INTO ALL THINGS, I THE GOD SUN, THE ALMIGHTY SUN, ALL POWERFUL AND GIVING GOD TELL ALL INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO USE MY ENERGY TO GO FORTH AND SHINE IN EACH YOUR OWN WAY, FOR ALL I FIND ARE BEAUTIFUL. PRAISE BE ONTO THE GREAT LORD GOD THE SUN ,THE ALMIGHTY SUN , ALL POWERFUL AND GIVING SUN!

    October 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
    • Dave Davis

      Hippy, are you on this page, too? Troll, troll, troll yer boat......

      October 5, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  11. Haley W

    I, as a christian, believe the courts absolutely made the correct decision! 🙂 It's too controversial and this is NOT a christian country. I find it unnecessary to force these commandments upon people who do not want them. That's all. Thank you. Have a superb day! 😀

    October 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • Dave Davis

      The Founders of this Country did indeed base the Nation's Laws and system of gevernment on the basis of the Roman Republic(the "Republic", not the Roman Empire). However, I think that it is note-worthy that Gearge Washington did in fact, say that "Without God and the Bible it would be impossible to govern this people" That remark is quite telling, dont you think?

      October 5, 2011 at 12:27 am |
    • ThinkForYourself

      @Dave,

      I'm not sure how telling that is in the least. I see that as Washington, who adrently refused to reveal his personal religious beliefs, merely recognizing that the vast majority of the country at the time was christian.

      October 5, 2011 at 2:04 am |
  12. kimsland

    Justices in the US are still very backward.
    I think its because most of the judges are pretty old.
    I'm glad these stories are unveiling them for the ridiculous religious feelings they have.
    Can't we get reporters to run after them and say, Hey do you believe in stoning people to death still?
    Ha Ha Ha
    Judges Unveiled, see it on news in the near future.

    October 4, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
    • Dave Davis

      The Christian Bible doesn't recommend "stoning" for anyone. If you will be honest with yourself you can read "the Book of books" and see that the stories and references to stonings are, in fact, told as history lessons in the Old Testament. The old Testament is the story of Israel. The NEW Testament is the story of the Christian Church. If you would like a good picture of what this Country would look like under Christian leadership, read the NEW Testament beginning with the Acts of the Apostles. There is no place in the story of the ORIGINAL Church where anyone was ever stoned by the Christians.

      October 5, 2011 at 12:33 am |
    • THE BROWN NOTE

      but jesus said he wasnt there to abolish the old law

      so stoning is still a practice that is supposed to be followed

      but christians ignore certain parts of the bible

      because deep down they know that the whole book is a lie

      October 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Muneef

    How long has this "Diaspora" been going on ?!

    A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, "scattering, dispersion")[1] is "the movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland"[2] or "people dispersed by whatever cause to more than one location",[3] or "people settled far from their ancestral homelands".[2]

    The word has come to refer to historical mass-dispersions of people with common roots, particularly movements of an involuntary nature, such as the forced removal...
    Recently scholarship has distinguished between different kinds of diaspora, based on its causes such as imperialism, trade or labor migrations, or by the kind of social coherence within the diaspora community and its ties to the ancestral lands. Some diaspora communities maintain strong political ties with their homeland. Other qualities that may be typical of many diasporas are thoughts of return, relationships with other communities in the diaspora, and lack of full assimilation to the host country.[3]

    In all cases, the term diaspora carries a sense of displacement; that is, the population so described finds itself for whatever reason separated from its national territory, and usually its people have a hope, or at least a desire, to return to their homeland at some point, if the "homeland" still exists in any meaningful sense. Some writers[who?] have noted that diaspora may result in a loss of nostalgia for a single home as people "re-root" in a series of meaningful displacements. In this sense, individuals may have multiple homes throughout their diaspora, with different reasons for maintaining some form of attachment to each. Diasporic cultural development often assumes a different course from that of the population in the original place of settlement. Over time, remotely separated communities tend to vary in culture, traditions, language, and other factors. The last vestiges of cultural affiliation in a diaspora is often found in community resistance to language change and in maintenance of traditional religious practice.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora

    October 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • THE BROWN NOTE

      you posted this same trash on another blog

      October 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
    • Muneef

      Is there any thing that comes out Brown other than Soil&Mud....!?!

      October 6, 2011 at 8:06 am |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Muneef.. have you ever answered if you could become a christian or atheist and live to tell the world about it? such is the love of islam..

      October 8, 2011 at 12:09 am |
    • Muneef

      E-DNA.

      Hi there, am not sure if understood you well but will try to answer it both ways for you;
      Why would I want to change into atheist or convert into Christian when I can not find what to doubt about it and nor would I allow fanatic extremes to drive me off her...

      If I was an atheist or a Christian and loved being it for a while I will still read and look for further guidance to truth...of GOD being...
      If am to be Christian I would have liked it to be acknowledging that GOD is Allah the creator and Jesus to be his miracle and messenger to mankind...
      If am to be an Atheist like I would have liked it to be believing in the existence of GOD the creator and believe in all the messengers and would take the best of what they came up with and would have my own way of worshipping and saying thank you GOD although might not follow any creed...!

      So you see I cannot and would not want to live a single additional minute in this world if there would be no GOD and no return to him...!! It lost all the meanings for my life and existence ?

      With out the heavenly laws to judge among people with justly there will be no law other than the laws of the jungle which no one is unaware of...!!

      October 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
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