Ten Commandments Stamp?

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  1. ktn4eg

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    The article says that the USPS won't issue a Ten Commandments stamp because it religious theme. Well the USPS issues a Madonna and Child stamp every year at Christmas, isn't that a religious theme in the stamp?

    The article also says that two muslim themed stamps have been issued in the past. Wouldn't that be a religious theme?


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    Yep, it would. And yes, the PO should issue a 10 C stamp. Let the people speak by whether or not they buy them.
     
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    I have no dog in the fight here, but would suggest that most, aside from some collectors, are primarily interested in whether the stamp will send the letter, not what is on it, whether or not it is particularly bad or good. Personally, I see what is the image and value when I buy the stamps and thereafter only care about whether or not I have enough stamps to send the letters, but maybe I'm the exception.

    Not meaning to toss any cold water, just explaining 'how it is' with me. If one merely wants to see what the market bears, let the USPS issue stamps in varied denominations that must be combined to get a class of postage, and I'd guess that one would see few combos in actual use.

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    If there were a 10 commandments stamp produced, could we use it on Saturday?

    (waits for the obscure Biblical humor to sink in)
     
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    OH Brother rbell!!!

    Sure it could unless you are a SDA, SDB, or Jewish.. lol
     
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    You might be the exception. People I know choose which design they want to use when they buy a book of stamps. Most people I know would be offended if they were handed a book of muslim eid or kwanza stamps when they wished to purchase a book of stamps. Remembering when the heart/love stamp was out a few months ago, I found it inappropriate to put on personal notes to attorneys, etc. and other business correspondence. And I have absolutely shuddered and refused to buy those ugly stamps with the vegetables on them.

    Personally, I have always liked the flags and do like the new liberty bell stamp.
     
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    I have a compromise, how about the "Ten Suggestions stamp"
     
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    Salt City--

    You liberal, you!!! :laugh:
     
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    Well, since they have the Star Wars themed stuff going on, and "Jedi" is a legally recognized religion...
     
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    Wouldn't matter if they did do so, because to get them all on one stamp would require a font so small no one could read it anyway!

    And then would they have to print them on little tablets of stone? <grin>

    Seriously, though, the USPS has crossed the line into religious themes on many occasions, as mentioned in these postings. The Decalogue is a part of our legal as well as our spiritual heritage. Maybe it could be a part of a series on historic lawgivers, just as there are images around the Supreme Court ... Hammurabi, Solon, Moses, et al
     

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