Dear Internet Diary,
Thou shalt worship no other god (For the Lord is a jealous god).
My first thought is, how can an all-powerful, all-knowing god be jealous? Does it mean that the god is human, or does it mean that there are many other gods than him? American christians sure don't care.
This should be the first indication to lawmakers and political grandstanders that the imaginary document "Ten Commandments" is not the basis of American law. Compare to the first amendment to the constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Perhaps what they mean is that American law used the Ten Commandments as a basis in that it is the opposite of American liberties. It's not surprising that Americans might ignore or forget these facts. A recent poll shows American teenagers would prefer we do away with the first amendment, because it "goes too far." The pollsters did not ask teenagers if they thought they should make the First Comandment into law. Would America outlaw the worship of gods other than the Jewish one? If you're an American, you'd better hope they don't put it to a vote.
But thanks for listening, diary.