Our judiciary at work » « Post-Purchase Deity Evaluation Form TV star! Daniel Morgan, of Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Bloggin’ was interviewed on the Florida 10 commandments monument. It would be a moment of glory if Sean Hannity hadn’t been involved. You can catch it all on YouTube. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Our judiciary at work » « Post-Purchase Deity Evaluation Form
I watched the video. Check the spelling in commandment #7: Adultry.
Adultry? Though shalt not act like adults, perhaps? Guess they’re all following that one!
Funny, too, that the segment is preceded by an ad for an “enhancement” medication.
Amazing how the Christians are freaking out so much about an atheist coming to town. And they say we ‘over react’.
I love google. Seems like this Joey Lander guy (the town bible-thumbing lawyer also peddles vitamins).
I cannot believe they spelled adultery wrong.
Is that an old spelling version or something?
I could not find any reference to that spelling, but
I did not look too hard.
Believe it, afterthought. Hicks can’t spell fer beans.
Afterthought: That’s not an archaism; it’s just plain old dyed-in-the-wool Bible-thumping stupidity.
The word, as long as it has existed in English, has always been “adultery”. (In Middle English it was adulterie, from the Latin adulterium.)
It’s ironic that its spelling has been adulterated for the Decalogue Rock.
In the King James Bible, which we all know is the original and true version, inerrant in every aspect, it is spelled adultery.
They should also put up a version with the commandments in conflict with the constitution removed. How many does that leave?
Gerard Harbison says
BWAHAHA! Illiteracy carved into stone.
I notice also these are the proddy ten commandments. As an ex-Catholic atheist, I am doubly offended.
But anyway, way to go, Daniel!
Great White Wonder says
When it comes to urinating on a public monument, nothing beats the sensation of sprinkling over an illegal collection of junk put up by fundie nutjobs.
Please join me in celebration!
Daniel Morgan says
Thanks for the plug. Some of us are pretty enough for TV, while some of us…;-)
Boy, Sean was really itching for a fight, wasn’t he? Christ, Daniel, right at the beginning you should have said “I wasn’t looking for a lawsuit, I didn’t even know about it until you called me”. Hindsight 20-20 and all. You stood up well against him given the dragged in at the last minute bit.
I was amused that the font on the monument looks a lot like Colbert’s On Notice board.
Hannity that little prick. He was in Phoenix right before the election to bomb the AZ state fair with his crap politics. FNC did a H&C show with – you guessed it – invited guests only in a sectioned off area of the fairgrounds.
He seems to be on this world tour kick trying to convert everyone.
Adultry. See the 1549 Book of Common Prayer:
Aunswere. Thou shalte have none other Gods but me.
II. Thou shalte not make to thyselfe anye graven image, nor the likenesse of any thyng that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bowe downe to them, nor wurship them.
III. Thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy God in vayne.
IV. Remember that thou kepe holy the Sabboth day.
V. Honor thy father and thy mother.
VI. Thou shalt doe no murdre.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultry.
VIII. Thou shalt not steale.
IX. Thou shalt not beare false witnes against thy neighbour.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his servaunt, nor his mayde, nor his Oxe, nor his Asse, nor any thing that is his.
I wonder why they only spelled the one word in the
Uh, OK. that provides a source for the adultry spelling, but clearly the rest of the text on the Dixie County slab is not from that list you provided. I make an occasional spelling mistake myself, but I’ve never managed to have one carved into stone.
They asked the Christianist all the questions I wanted to answer. “Is this monument a good idea?” No! It means that an entire county decided to break the law and violate the constitution. They don’t get to cecede from the United States of America or pretend the constitution applies to everybody but them. Breaking the law at your pleasure is not a good habit to get into.
Well, since it was a private citizen who supposedly paid for the thing and placed it there, then that means I can go over and nail up something rude that I deeply belief is true, right?
Daniel Morgan says
Remember, Craig, that the Board of County Commissioners had to vote to allow it to be placed…this wasn’t just some action by a citizen without the government’s approval.
Nance Confer says
Please accept my apologies. My state is a constant embarrassment. We can’t count. We can’t spell.
Oh, and we don’t understand the Constitution. . .
Mike Haubrich says
I thought it interesting that the attorney, of all people, thought it supportive that there was only one letter to the editor in opposition. Apparently, he has no concept of the term “Tyranny of the Majority.” Perhaps the lone atheist in that county remembers the white robes and pointy hats of the recent past.
I know you will all be deeply shocked to learn that Fox News originally asked a Libertarian to be on that segment, then replaced him with an atheist.
Darts & Laurels
At least the folks in Stuart, FL can spell correctly.
Yeah, they can spell “adultery” correctly. “Commit,” though, that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame…
Daniel Morgan says
Even more amusing (read: sad) is that this attorney is half-owner of the only news rag in the county…
So who gets to decide which letters get published and which don’t? Hmmmm.
Heh. Good catch. At least they didn’t carve it into stone.
Here’s an article in the Dixie County Advocate with a still image of the ADULTRY tablet.
Check out the banner for the Dixie County Advocate. “Offical Organ”…yeah, they got that right.
“They should also put up a version with the commandments in conflict with the constitution removed. How many does that leave?”
Three, that’s it. The other seven are unconstitutional and/ or unenforceable.
Matt Arnold says
Wow. That interview was so shallow and superficial, with no chance to explore any of the issues, as to be totally useless. What a waste of time.