Ten Commandments in Courtroom:
A Credible Death Threat!
Once again the Supreme Court will debate the topic of the Christian's Ten Commandments being displayed in government offices.
In the condensed version, the First Commandment is taken from Exodus 20:1-3, "And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God ... Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
An enforcement clause is in Deuteronomy 17:2-5. "If there be found among you ... man or woman that ... hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them ... Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing,...and shalt stone them with stones, till they die."
And another enforcement clause is given in Deuteronomy 13:6-10. "If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, entice thee secretly, saying Let us go and serve other gods,...Thou shalt not consent unto him nor hearken unto him: neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shall thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: But thou shalt surely kill him: And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die."
I believe in a different god than the Christian's god ("God"). I do not, nor am I able to, believe in or serve the god ("God") of the Christian's bible. As a result, the Christian's god ("God") has ordered that I be stoned, not from an action I do that threatens the Christians, but because of what I am. Until recently I have felt physically safe because this is a secular country with freedom of speech, and I stay out of Christian churches and shun militant Christians.
However, when these "Commandments" are posted in a governmental office, especially a courtroom, that I am forced to enter, either by subpoena or summons, I must assume:
1. That governmental entity has endorsed the laws found in the Christian's Bible,
2. The punishments found in that Bible are also to be enforced.
3. And since I am guilty of violating these laws they will attempt to stone me to death.
I will treat this as a credible death threat. I will take all necessary and appropriate measures to protect my life and liberty from the officers and representatives of that governmental entity.