On the Street #3

A bumper sticker which read:

Ignore the Conventions

Obey the Commandments

And another:

The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice

Who was it that said the Commandments weren’t “suggestions”? I mean, besides God..I think it was a recently retired TV journalist-turned writer Tom Brokaw.  (Correct me if I’m wrong, please)

With the recent wranglings over having the name “God” written anywhere, and the placement of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms and courthouses across the country, it would seem opinion of said documents is not all negative.  There are some who still believe they have a place in our country.  Personally, I’m glad they aren’t just going to roll over and go away.  If people with faith stop living what they believe, we soon won’t believe in much of anything.

Using the US $1.00 Presidential coins with the motto ‘In God we Trust’ moved to the coins edge rather than its obverse or reverse side as my example, in some arena’s it was presumed to have been done so the words would eventually wear off and not be seen at all; in effect wiping out God completely. I don’t know if that is entirely true, but they have definitely done away with convention on that one.

COMMANDMENT: a divine command, an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

CONVENTION: General agreement on or acceptance of certain practices or attitudes