There is a saying that’s often used in the sports world “All or None”. It’s pretty self explanatory. However, this week, a federal court judge in Roanoke suggested when it comes to the Ten Commandments, it doesn’t have to be all or none.
First a little background. Giles County High School is in the middle of a legal battle over the Ten commandments. Should the school be allowed to hang them on the walls? Most in the community says yes, but at least one student and parent along with the ACLU say no. This week the judge in the case said there might be a compromise. That is, to hang six of the Commandments and NOT the other four that contain the word God.
This just might be another story that lands Virginia on the national news (including the late night comic circuit). I don’t know about you, but I’m always amazed when people pick and choose what they want out of the Bible or any religion for that matter. I understand the judge is trying to appease both parties, but is this the way to do it?
If you believe the Bible and take it as law, Jesus said in John 14:6, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. It doesn’t say keep the ones that work for you or keep the ones that aren’t controversial.
I’d love to hear what you think about this.
I’ll go back to the saying All or None?