American Atheists are putting up the country’s first atheist monument on the grounds of a Florida Courthouse where the Ten Commandments on June 29th. It will consist of a 1,500 lbs granite bench with atheist quotations. They have invited anyone who can to attend the dedication ceremony that AA president David Silverman will conduct.
Apparently AA sued a group that had put up the 6 ton commandments monument and the suit was settled with the atheists being given the right to put up their own as part of a free speech agreement.
Brace yourself for the aftermath as some religious groups attempt to deface or remove it. The people over at Fox News are understandably upset and predicting graffiti and their pet Catholic priest Jonathan Morris is sad at what he terms the disrespect being shown to the commandments. I don’t know what will happen if other groups also want to put up their own monuments. The courthouse grounds may become some sort of monument park.
The funny thing about the ten commandments is how silly they are. As guidelines for living, they are completely undeserving of their iconic status. There are many other passage in the Bible that make a lot more sense and are even worthy of following.