Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Forget the Ten Commandments check this out.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0401/p02s01-usju.html?page=1

Too bad this wasn't up before roadside religion came out.

2 comments:

em said...

"Every park in the country that has accepted a VFW memorial is now a public forum for the erection of permanent fixed monuments; they must either remove the war memorials or brace themselves for an influx of clutter..."

That's insane. I love the usage of the word "clutter" here, just for its ignorant subjectivity. One man's trash is another man's treasure-- all those roadside memorials are meaningless to most, but absolutely necessary to somebody.

At the same time, however, I could see a public park having a little trouble with space if it contained "a cross, a nativity scene, a statue of Zeus, or a Confederate flag." That's getting a little ridiculous. But, not as ridiculous as the anti-homosexuality monument that Pastor Phelps wants to erect in Wyoming.

Then again, I guess I said it myself-- one man's trash is another man's treasure. Blech.

Haha, can you tell I'm procrastinating from other homework? Good find, Pat. :)

Jess said...

I agree with Pat. Would have been interesting to see what we consider tolerable. Wonder what will happen with that case...