Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:04:34 AM
What people [i.e., Christians] don't realize is that the majority of the displays of the 10 Commandments in front of government buildings has nothing to do with Christianity.
Cecil B. DeMille had 5000 if these monuments placed in prominent places [mostly courthouses] around the county in 1956 as a gimmick tied to the release of his new movie, you guessed it, "The 10 Commandments".
So you thumper fundie idiots are fighting to keep a 57 year old piece of commercial advertising on public display. LOL
Friday, December 13, 2013 11:54:31 PM
People keep pointing to the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, but that's a misleading example. The Pilgrims were not founding a nation, they are NOT our beginning. The Pilgrims left England for Amsterdam because they didn`t like Liberal Georgian England. Amsterdam was even more liberal and they couldn`t get along there either so they left for the new world and isolation. They are religious fanatics who separated from the world. Jonestown Without the coolaid.
They didn`t found a nation. They weren`t the first settlement. They were the first to survive a winter here. They also made a pact with Indians to slaughter the neighboring tribe in exchange for agricultural tips. Their first bit of diplomacy was to slaughter the neighboring Indians.
But all anyone wants to remember is John Smith and Priscilla.