It did not take long for non-Christian groups to seek “fair treatment.” Merely months after the announcement that Arkansas had passed the placing of the Decalogue on state grounds, the request came in for each respective group to place its own display or monument. And though the state has made clear that the placing of the Ten Commandments was not an endorsement of Christianity, religious and non-religious groups felt slighted.
Christian News reports:
A prominent atheist activist organization is seeking to place a “no gods” display on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol following the approval of a Ten Commandments monument proposed to be erected at the location.
But this was not the first group to seek to have their own monument displayed.
Christian News continued:
However, The Universal Society of Hinduism soon submitted a proposal asking that the state also allow the placement of a statue honoring the Hindu monkey God Hanuman on the grounds.
This group was told that they would have to receive approval from the state legislature before any decision could be made, and it seems that the group has missed the point of this display. This display of the Ten Commandments is simply a reminder of the foundation of the thinking which lies behind our jurisprudence. We are a country whose laws were based upon the Law found in the Bible; the Decalogue.
But, as we should have suspected, the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation has sought to have an atheist monument displayed alongside the Ten Commandments.
Christian News adds:
Now, the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has submitted a letter to both Gov. Hutchinson and Secretary of State Martin in its quest to erect a monument representing atheism.
“There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no Heaven or Hell. There is only our natural world,” the proposed display would read in part. “Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds. Freedom depends on freethinkers. Keep state and church separate.”
This is, of course, laughable. First, how can they know that these statements are accurate? Have they been everywhere in the entire universe to determine that these places or beings do not exist? What countries in history can be pointed out as examples of states founded on atheism? Where have atheists ruled and men been free?
On the contrary, we could easily prove the very opposite of this false claim. Everywhere the belief in the atheist religion has gone and been dominate, we find only oppression and suffering. Men, having no reason to esteem other men higher than a dog, treat them more cruelly than a dog.
It is our disregard for God’s Law that has led us to this point in our society. Unless, and until, the Church returns her Lord’s Word to its proper status, we are doomed to be ruled by tyrants and fools.