Monday, September 23, 2013

Ten Commandments Monument Toppled in DC

In a sign of the times we live in, where irreverence can be the norm, a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was toppled in Washington, D.C. The Ten Commandments which are found in the Hebrew Scriptures, and revered by Jews and Christians as the Law and the Word of God were given to Moses on stone tablets on Mt. Sinai. The granite monument inscribed with these sacred laws were carved on a stone monument which weighs 850 pounds and is located in front of the headquarters of Faith and Action, a Christian outreach ministry. Because of its size and weight, it would not be easy to topple, but these disrespectful vandals were determined, it seems.
The monument was pushed down so that the words of the Ten Commandments are face down, (for the time being). Of course this will be rectified and security cameras will be installed so that vandals will not have their evil last word.
It's sad how such disrespect and anger for the words and laws that are held sacred by Jews and Christians can motivate illegal and unlawful behavior. I wonder who did it? I'd like to know their motivation. Why are they against laws divinely given that help keep order and civility in society. Such a pity that there is such disrespect for religious values and beliefs which have helped society and helped our country.
The Rev. Robert Schenck who heads the organization where the monument was vandalized said, "the vandals had helped the organization convey important messages: 'We all violate the Ten Commandments' and 'We all violate God's rules.'"
Whoever did this obviously has no fear of the Lord, but they should. Though God is very patient, such behavior will bring some trouble into the lives of those who did it. They'll get punished in one way or another. There will be justice, divine retribution, in one form or another.