Which commandments?

2005/03/04 at 10:40

Yesterday, the Supreme Court started hearing arguments about whether it’s constitutional for Texas and Kentucky to display the Ten Commandments on state grounds (Texas has a monument on the state capitol grounds). However, Fred Clark points out one issue I haven’t seen elsewhere:

The Pentateuch provides three slightly different versions [of the commandments], and various traditions have adopted these lists in slightly different ways. (ReligiousTolerance.org has a nice rundown of the differences.) The display of any particular version, therefore, requires a sectarian choice.

Interesting issue.