Comment by Judith van der Roos on November 24, 2013 at 6:27am

She can read ????????

Comment by Mo Trauen on November 24, 2013 at 8:05am

Not without moving her lips.

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on November 24, 2013 at 12:25pm

I'm sure Sarah really wants that, since the highest laws of the US owe essentially nothing to the laws of God in the Bible, and in fact directly contradict some of his highest laws.

1. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

The First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
The Conflict: The first amendment flatly contradicts the first commandment. You can worship any god you please-- not just Yahweh-- or no god at all.

2: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

The Fifth Amendment: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation,"
The Tenth Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
The Conflict: Nothing in the Constitution prohibits one from making or serving idols (not sex, money, materialism, or anything else you want to serve), so you can if you want to. Even if idolatry were illegal, due process of law prohibits great-grandchildren from being punished for something an ancestor did.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

The First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law [...] abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."
The Conflict: God damn it, you can say anything you want.

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

The Fifth Amendment: "No person shall be [...] deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."
The Conflict: You (and all of society) are at liberty to work on any and every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday.

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on November 24, 2013 at 12:25pm

5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

The Conflict: This is never mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, so under the Tenth amendment, you're completely free to ignore the wishes of your folks if you want to.

6. Thou shalt not kill.

Sure, that's in the Constitution, in the Fifth Amendment (sort of), but that law had been around for almost a thousand years before Yahweh "invented" it for Moses. See the Code of Ur-Nammu. (1. If a man commits a murder, that man must be killed.)

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

The Conflict: This is never mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, so under the Tenth amendment, you're completely free to commit adultery if you want to.

8. Thou shalt not steal.

Sorry, but that's Ur-Nammu's law, not God's law. (2. If a man commits a robbery, he will be killed.)

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Sorry God, Ur-Nammu beat you to it: (29. If a man appeared as a witness, and was shown to be a perjurer, he must pay fifteen shekels of silver.)

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

The Conflict: This is never mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, so under the Tenth amendment, you're completely free to covet if you want to.

Comment by Ron Humphrey on November 25, 2013 at 4:36am

People like Palin don't seem to realize just how much of the bible is NOT part of the law.  

Comment by SteveInCO on November 25, 2013 at 8:48am

Unfortunately...

This "quote" came from an American Atheists billboard and they had to admit they didn't quite get it right.

That having been said, I agree that that's probably her attitude.

Comment by James Cox on November 25, 2013 at 4:35pm

She should thank 'GOD' that we are not a Christian country....;p)

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