Except that our laws don't come from there. We have countless laws that either don't comply with or even contradict the Ten Commandments. Hell, the first four commandments are religious laws commanding followers to obey and respect god, something that's completely at odds with the concepts of both freedom of religion and freedom of speech that're enshrined in the United States Constitution. We also don't have laws against adultery or requiring children to respect their parents, both of which are commandments. Only the three commandments you specifically mentioned against killing, stealing and bearing false testimony have any basis in modern day law, and those rules have analogues in every existing culture, not just the ones that have used biblical law.Deathfish15 said:The thing about it is that all they have to do is instead claim what the 10 Commandments are and then it won't be an issue any more. What are they? They are base historical teachings that are the foundation for modern day law. Get it? Basically it's an adorning replica that appreciates the basis for laws against murder, theft, false testimony, and so on. That's where our modern day laws come from and that's why they fit so appropriately without being simply labeled as a "a religious relic". If Oklahoma were to use this explanation for reasoning behind those sitting there, they can totally get away with it without giving in to a bunch of Satan worshipers trying to find a loophole to place a nutter statue in the lawn.
If we're putting up historical documents relating to the ancient origins of modern law why not put up the Twelve Tables or the Code of Hammurabi, both of which are sets of laws which were far more influential on our own?
It looks like some people have beaten me to this, but I thought might as well say it anyway.
This is just me focusing way too much on semantics but Baphomet and Lucifer aren't the same person. I just felt I should put that out there.Andy Chalk said:The Baphomet itself is impressive and imposing, but it's the children that really sell it: You can almost see the rapturous joy on their faces as they gaze up at the fearsome visage of the Dark Lord Lucifer.