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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-28-06 09:58 AM
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3. Taking the oath on what one deems sacred seems more helpful
bush/cheney put their mitts on bibles. No problem betraying their oaths shows how they REALLY feel about their much touted faith.

Maybe they should have put their hands on their investment portfolios. Seems that is all they hold sacred.

Bibles only have power over believers. Bibles do not assure any sort of dedication or honesty. If the oath taker is a lying rat, a bible is just a prop.

Let a person swear an oath on what they deem holy. Couldn't hurt, might help.

As a historical question, anybody know if ALL members of Congress have used a New Testament Bible for their oaths, or have some Jewish members used Old Testaments for their oaths? Precedents?

WWDD? (What would deists do?) ;)
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  -Taking an oath of office with a hand on the bible bryant69  Nov-28-06 09:47 AM   #0 
  - If a Muslim swears on the Bible, does it mean he is allowed to lie  pooja   Nov-28-06 09:53 AM   #1 
  - If Ellison swore on a bible  BOSSHOG   Nov-28-06 09:57 AM   #2 
  - Taking the oath on what one deems sacred seems more helpful  havocmom   Nov-28-06 09:58 AM   #3 
  - Well most congressmen are not sworn on a Bible at all. Usually the oath of  yellowcanine   Nov-28-06 10:01 AM   #4 
  - As others have mentioned, TR didn't use a Bible when he was sworn in  kiahzero   Nov-28-06 10:02 AM   #5 
  - Here's an interesting link.  trotsky   Nov-28-06 10:03 AM   #6 
  - Thanks for the link.  bryant69   Nov-28-06 10:09 AM   #7 
  - Here is a webpage with a nice explanation  LibertyLover   Nov-28-06 10:10 AM   #8 
  - Thank you for the link  bryant69   Nov-28-06 10:25 AM   #12 
  - I don't have the supporting links, but I have read that most of the  NCevilDUer   Nov-28-06 10:12 AM   #9 
  - Excuse my ignorance, but  ashling   Nov-28-06 10:16 AM   #10 
  - He is a Jewish Radio Host and editorial writer  bryant69   Nov-28-06 10:20 AM   #11 
  - Have to point out that some Jews consider him an embarrassment.  IMModerate   Nov-28-06 10:36 AM   #14 
  - In the DFW area...  Kaufman_Lib   Nov-28-06 10:32 AM   #13 
  - bible  Parche   Nov-28-06 10:37 AM   #15 
  - I would like Dennis Prager to show me the vote that 'chose the Bible as our sacred work'.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-28-06 10:43 AM   #16 
  - One more time  sarge43   Nov-28-06 11:25 AM   #17 

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