In yet another in-your-face ruling, another high court, the Oklahoma Supreme Court in this case, has ruled that a Ten Commandments statue must be removed from outside of the state capitol because, after all, it is religious. Rulings such as this have much broader implications. The sixth commandment is, for example, “You shall not murder,” and is a good example of how our entire judicial system is, in fact, “religious.” Of course we are not going to do away with the entire canon, but nine tenths of the law is not so much the laws that are in place but how those laws are interpreted and respected. Unfortunately, ours is a world where laws are treated like items on a cafeteria menu. We select what we like and ignore the rest. That’s antinomianism.
Cornelius G. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Illinois where
he earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology. He is
Adjunct Professor at Biola University and author of the award-winning Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Hunter’s other books include Darwin’s Proof, and his newest book Science’s Blind Spot
(Baker/Brazos Press). Dr. Hunter's interest in the theory of evolution
involves the historical and theological, as well as scientific, aspects
of the theory. His website is http://www.darwins-god.blogspot.com/