Separation of church and state is a very hot issue for me. Stories like this one usually get a lot of people all worked up, though. I happen to agree with the judge who ordered the Ten Commandments display removed, and I'm sure that's no big surprise to most of you. One of the last good, long debates we had over at the "other place" before being silenced by the post nazi was a similar issue regarding the teaching of creationism along with evolution in our public schools. Here are a few news stories: <a HREF="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,70719,00.html">Fox News</a> <a HREF="http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/11/18/ten.commandments.ap/index.html">CNN</a> People often argue that our country was built upon Christian principles. Well if that's the case, then why is it perfectly legal to use the Lord's name in vain? Why aren't people arrested when they are caught cheating on their spouses? Why do the states(and sometimes even the federal government) execute people? I just listed three glaring examples of how our laws do not necessarily reflect the Ten Commandments. Why, then, would it belong in one of Alabama's judicial buildings? To those of you who argue that this ruling is wrong, what if the judge had instead ordered a two and a half ton statue of Buddha? How about something from the Qur'an? One thing I am wondering is who paid for this display???