When Only The Quran Will Do
- A Muslim who swears on anything other than a Quran, cannot be trusted!
- A Jew who swears on anything other than the Torah, cannot be trusted!
- A Christian who swears on anything other than the New Testament, cannot be trusted!
- An atheist or agnostic who swears on anything at all, cannot be trusted! (This is what 'affirmation' is for.)
- The tradition of swearing on a Bible comes perilously close to an establishment of religion.
- A tradition that flies in the face of the Constitution and makes a mockery religious tolerance is not only meaningless, it's dangerous and needs to be changed!
HT to TUA @ The Future Was Yesterday, as well as that conservative f*ckstick Dennis Prager, for getting me mad enough to post on this.
Also, it turns out most representatives don't even use a bible in their swearing-in ceremony. So Dennis Prager is not only full of shit, the assumptions on which he bases his full-of-shitness are themselves full of shit.
Me4Prez, in fact not only will it not defeat the terrorists, it's a stupid distraction that gives...dare I even say it...aid and comfort to the enemy! They'll now start to talk about how we can't even live up to our own principles...
...Prager is an enemy...to war!
I don't think I understand how you feel. Could you make it a little clearer please?
The right does seem to get their knickers in a knot over trivial stuff, don't they?
HillCountryGal, I like it. Definitely the way to go. If you're gonna defend the Constitution you ought to have to swear on it.
John...hmmm. What would I choose? What would you choose?
"As God is my witness, I'll NEVER. Be. Hungry. Again."
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
just sends shivvers down your soul, don't it?
Yet there is ONLY ONE spelling of "Bible"? I can't believe the fundacreatiotheocrats have stood for this for so long. The one true religion should have the most spelling, shouldn't it? We should help 'em out. I'll start us off--
Oh, and Prager is an opportunistic jackass, a Christian supremacist (who happens to be Jewish) who will use any wedge to foist his own brand of theology on the rest of us. I don't want my government subverted to accommodate his imaginary friend any more than I want it run on the precepts of Ellison's religion.
Mr_Blog, well said. I am shamed for not using the proper...Holy Qu'ran.
Graeme, Tom's got a way of really zeroing in on the essense of someones bullsh*t.
D.K., Betty, personally I like the suggestion above that if they're gonna have to defend the Constitution, they should have to swear on it. 'Course that means that practically the whole current house should have been struck by lightning for the Military Commissions Act.
Lew...indeed I can. :-) :-) :-)
Oops, I forgot. The Constitution does not contain the word "God" in it -- might as well shred the damned thing.
As for Sewmouse's suggestion, I don't know nothin about birthin babies.
Sorry about that. This just totally pisses me off too, kind of like CNN's insipid Glenn Beck questioning Ellison... AIEEEE!!!!
"An atheist or agnostic who swears on anything at all, cannot be trusted! (This is what 'affirmation' is for.)"
Well, I guess that makes me about the most untrustworthy (not to mention EVIL) person in the world! Scheise... What about swearing on my grandmother's grave? Wouldn't that at least suggest that I have some "family values"? ARRRRRGH