Thursday, November 30, 2006

Swear on the Bible?

There is a controversey erupting over the plans of Rep. Keith Ellison (D) to take his oath of office using a Koran instead of a Bible. I don't get it. What's the beef? Hell, I'd have a problem with him swearing on the Bible. After all, the purpose is to promise in the name/presence of God not to violate the trust placed in you. What good would it be to swear in the name of someone else's God, or version of God?

Does Sen. Lieberman swear on the Christian Bible? Or does he use just the Old Testement? Or perhaps the Torah? How about Sen. Reid? Does he use the Bible or the Book of Mormon?

Why should anyone else care?


ED said...

Gahrie that was very foward thinking of you.

You are moving away from the Republican party aren't you?

Within the month we should see stories going out about how Rep. Ellison hates Christian and wants to get rid of Christmas. (all because he wanted a Koran instead of the Bible)

I should see if it's on Fox news now.

Gahrie said...

I'm no fan of Ellison.

Ellison's problems aren't related to Christians per se, but rather Whites and Jews.

He has been a defender and supporter of Farrakhan, and at one time was member of the Nation of Islam.

I just think it's the height of hypocrisy to expect him to swear on the Bible.

Purple Avenger said...

If Lieberman can do it without griping, this guy should should too.

Some things you just do because they're traditional.

LDS Patriot said...

I disagree with Prager, and believe Ellison has every right to use which holy book he wants. While I am no fan of multiculturalism and political correctness, I am adamant about the principle of Freedom of Religion.

The 11th article of faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reads: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.