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Did Satan tell man to crash his car into the Ten Commandments?

Satan told man to smash Ten Commandment monument on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds: Image YouTube capture KJRH TV

Satan told man to smash Ten Commandment monument on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds: Image YouTube capture KJRH TV

[by Dean Smith] On the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol there is a stone monument with the Ten Commandments carved into them, or at least there was.

According to KFOR TV, on Friday morning, October 24, 2014, a man walked into a Federal building in downtown Oklahoma uttering threats against the US President Barack Obama and the Federal government.

After the Secret Service arrested the man, a bizarre story unfolded. The man said he had crashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument the night before, smashing it, because Satan made him do it. He then said after the crash, Satan told the man to urinate on the monument, which he did.

After confirming the story to be true, the man was turned over to mental health authorities for evaluation. It actually took a full 12 hours for authorities to remove the man’s car from the crash site.

The controversial, granite monument was installed on the grounds in November 2012. Standing six feet tall, it was paid for by a private donation from Rep. Mike Ritze. The monument was constructed to honor the significant role played by the Ten Commandments in developing our modern laws and civilization.

After its installation, the American Civil Liberties Union took the Oklahoma government to court wanting the monument removed because it violated the State’s constitution. However, in September 2014, a judge dismissed their case, stating the monument broke no laws.

Liberty Institute helped defend the monument’s placement on the Capitol grounds.  Liberty Institute is an American organization dedicated to preserving religious liberty.

Shortly after its destruction, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said she would help raise money to see the monument rebuilt. Fallin said:

“Our monument will be rebuilt and restored. The people of Oklahoma will not stand for acts of violence against its Capitol or its monuments.”

She also expressed concerns about how easily it was for the man to make this attack.

Moses smashes Ten Commandments

Oddly, this was not the first time the Ten Commandments were actually broken. In Exodus, we read how God carved the Ten Commandments into stone while Moses was on top of Mt. Sinai (Exodus 31:18). However, when Moses came down the mountain, he found the Israelis involved in a sexually fueled orgy.

Because Moses had been gone so long (40 days), the people fearing Moses was dead wanted another god. They turned to Aaron and forced him to build a golden calf for the people to worship, leading to the orgy that followed (Exodus 32:1-6).

 So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings [to the golden calf], and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. (Exodus 32:6 NASV)

When Moses came down the mountain, he saw what was happening:

19 It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain. (Exodus 32:19 NASV)

Moses later reconstructed the Ten Commandments with his own hand (Exodus 34:27-28). These were placed in the Ark of the Covenant.


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