Remove You Shall Not Murder From School

Posted: April 19, 2013 in Category - Cultural War, Remove You Shall Not Murder From School

Freedom From Religion Foundation remove “You Shall Not Murder” from school

darwin_posterThe Freedom From Religion Foundation pressured Kentucky’s Breathitt County School District to remove a copy of the Ten Commandments that had been posted in the school for years. The FFRF said it had received complaints about the displays.

This complaint thing seems to work only one way. What if a group of parents complained that their children were being taught that they are the product of millions of years of years of evolution through the process of the survival of the fittest, “nature, red in tooth and claw”?

What if the students put two and two together and reasoned that if evolution is true, then there are no moral absolutes? That would include murder, the sixth of the Ten Commandments. Consider the following from H. L. Mencken (1880–1956), a prominent supporter of evolutionary theory:

“[T]he struggle for existence went on among the lions in the jungle and the protozoa in the sea ooze, and . . . the law of natural selection ruled all of animated nature—mind and matter—alike.”[1]

In fact, they might reason that killing a fellow student or group of students could not be called murder given evolutionary assumptions since “murder” assumes that human beings are created in the image of God: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man” (Gen. 9:6). In what way is an evolved entity afforded protection from a “fitter” evolutionary “survivor”?

Read more at The American Vision


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