My friend Grafton just sent me THIS ARTICLE from WorldNet Daily - it's an interesting write-up of a piece of... art? Counter-religion? Defiance? Conservationism? I have no idea.
Either way, it's pretty interesting - a set of granite slabs upon which are inscribed a set of 10 Commandments in several different languages. Called everything from "The Georgia Guidestones" (the official name carved on its base) to "the Satanic Commandments", the tablets advise people to:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the Earth – leave room for nature – leave room for nature
More from the article:
According to a website devoted to the stones, an unnamed man walked into the offices of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company in June 1979, asking about the cost of building a large monument to conservation. He told the company's president he represented a group of Americans living outside of Georgia who wished to remain anonymous forever.
Looks like I need to take a little side-trip the next time I'm down in Georgia. More photos are behind the link at the top.