Fields: A Most Un-American Document

Guest Columnist

The god freaks love to see the Ten Commandments hanging in public buildings as often as Fire Exit signs. 

The latest attempt comes in Poteau, Oklahoma where the local yokels want to install a Ten Commandments monument on the courthouse lawn.

Apparently they believe that there is some connection between the Ten Commandments and the American legal system.

They could not be farther off.

Are they illiterate or just too busy to read?

Except for killing and stealing–both hardly original with the Ten Commandments–the rest is a moral code irrelevant to law and a screed against free enterprise.

Did I forget to mention it demands a state religion that requires everyone to worship the Jewish God and only the Jewish God?   

Not the Protestant Jesus and definitely not the polytheism of Catholics.  It goes without saying that Allah and Mohammad are not even in the running.

Admonitions to close your business on the Sabbath and not “covet your neighbors stuff are anti-free enterprise.  Coveting is the core value of capitalism. 

Look around your house. Ninety percent of what you own you don’t need. You just want it because your neighbor has it or because advertising convinced you that can’t live without a 60 inch HD plasma TV.

Want to see life without coveting?  Live like the Amish or back-to-earth hippie farmers. Thanks, but no thanks.

America is founded on the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

What Charlton Heston hath wrought rejects two out of three liberty and pursuit of happiness. 

The Poteau dustup is just the latest example that god freaks don’t really believe what the Bible says.  They are, however, convinced that the Bible says what they believe.


ONE: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.

TWO: ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

THREE: ‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

FOUR: ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

FIVE: ‘Honor your father and your mother.

SIX: ‘You shall not murder.

SEVEN: ‘You shall not commit adultery.

EIGHT: ‘You shall not steal.

NINE: ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

TEN: ‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

17 Responses to “Fields: A Most Un-American Document”

  1. J. Parker says:

    The “God freaks?” You, Sam Fields, are the real freak — not our Founding Fathers, not all of those who came here seeking religious freedom, and not the nearly 80 percent of us who believe in a higher power. No, Sam, you are the freak — the one among us who absolutely refuses to cease spewing your hate speech. What a sorry, pathetic person you are. Believe what you will, but leave the rest of us alone!

  2. Penny Lane says:

    J. Parker is right. Sam you need to live and let live.

  3. Sam Fields says:


    I’ll will take up your idea on the same day the god freaks stop spewing their hate speech in the form of evangelizing and witnessing.

    To quote Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar: “You can dish it out, but your gettin’ so you just can’t take it.”

  4. J. Parker says:

    So evangelizing should fall outside the First Amendment, but your garbage should not? Not surprised you choose to quote an actor doing make believe…

  5. Mister Courthouse says:

    Sam can’t live and let live. He must insult anyone who doesn’t believe in what he believes in, which is nothing. I’m surprised he allows his clients to swear an oath.
    We must pity him because he has no belief system except the almighty dollar and the pursuit of lust, if the courthouse gossip is to be believed.
    He is sad.

  6. J. Parker says:

    Oh, and one more thing. Sam, when it is your time to leave this earth I sincerely hope you go to…HEAVEN! A miserable eternity for one such as you, for sure.

  7. Mister Courthouse says:

    J. Parker is a genius. Sam should have to go to HEAVEN and face the Lord he has denied for so long.

  8. Sam Fields says:

    When have I ever said that you should not be allowed to practice and preach your cockamamie superstition?


    Apparently you think you should be allowed to do it without criticism.

    The right to a belief and the wisdom of the belief are two different things.

    You can hump for Jesus and Tom Cruise can hump for E-meters. I would fight for your rights to spew your stupidity.

    With all this supernatural power why are so freaked out about one little old atheist.? Have I touched the nerve of your own doubts about the Jesus supernatural bullshit?

  9. Captain Kirk says:

    Youre a joke Sam. No one really cares about what you think about religion, but since you put it out there, seemingly to get a response, you have gotten a few. The message is not, you will notice, trying to persuade you or anyone else to believe what they believe. Only that you are fixated on trivializing what others believe. Of course you should be allowed to do so. Its just sad.

  10. SupportSam says:

    Mr. Fields may be a little “in your face” in making his case, but I haven’t seen a response that refutes the point that the Ten Commandments have very little, if anything, to do with American law, or even the idea of what being an American is. Thanks, I must return to carving an image as I ignore the Sabbath.

  11. J. Parker says:

    Well said, Captain Kirk. Well said.

  12. Willie says:

    Those who know Sam Fields from the courts never realized how empty and lonely his life must be.

  13. not a lawyer says:

    SAM amen!

  14. Chaz Stevens says:

    Hey J. Freak.

    Pleased to meet you. How long have you been a psychopath?

  15. J. Parker says:

    We can always count on Chaz to trump ugly.

  16. Sam Fields says:

    I am still waiting for one of my critics to challenge my ideas instead of making personal attacks.

    I am hardly lonely

  17. charliebabbett says: