Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Ten Commandments and The Supreme Court

Cal Thomas has an interesting article today on cases that are coming before the Supreme Court on the issue of whether the Ten Commandments should be displayed in government buildings. While many conservative Christians feel that this is a battle worth fighting, I wonder along with Thomas whether that's really the fight we need to fight. Consider this quote from the column:

Is this what conservative Christians wish to settle for: a governmental genuflection or acknowledgement that they exist? Do Christians wish to permit government not only to set the parameters for the pubic expression of their faith, but to define the faith itself?

The courts have been wrong for at least half a century in their limitation of religious expression, but the way to win back that right of expression is not mainly through courts, but through hearts.

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