NationStates Jolt Archive

Irony in a Statue of the Ten Commandments?

07-03-2005, 05:45
I had, for a long time, thought that the injunction in the 10 commandments against carving graven images was one against realistic depictions of an anthropomorphized God the way that pagans and Catholics do.

It turns out that the commandment says that you should not make a carving of any thing under heaven.

Wouldn't this mean that you shouldn't make a statue of the tablets of the 10 commandments? Engraving the commandments themselves into stone might be OK, but if you're making a replica of what you believe the commandments' tablets to look like then aren't you violating those very commandments?
07-03-2005, 06:14
Shit...i never thought of that one. Personally im not very into the whole ten commandments thing outside of government buildings. But, well ill look into it, but it definently seems pretty contradictory if it really does say that.