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Should The Bible Be Banned From Obama's Inauguration?

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by JBnTX, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. JBnTX

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    Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC thinks Obama should NOT swear on the Bible during his upcoming inauguration, but instead he should swear on one of his daughters.

    The farther we kick God down the stairs, the deeper this country sinks into a sinful, hedonistic and pagan society.

    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13801822-ban-the-bible-at-inauguration-lawrence-odonnell

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwyyamt4ImI"]World News 2013 - Lawrence O'Donnell: Get Rid of the Bible on Inauguration Day - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. You have to love how people today play so fast and loose with the constitution. It's called separation of church and state.
     


  3. Sarge1400

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    He can swear in on a Dr. Seuss book for all I care. Its all for show and doesn't mean a damn thing. He's gonna do what he's gonna do, regardless of where his hand is during inauguration.
     
  4. NMG26

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    The Bible is not the symbol of God.

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  5. Goat 36

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    No, it should not.

    He's been using plenty verses from scripture when addressing the country lately. Why would he suddenly feel the Bible is unworthy of being included in a ceremony that christens his leadership of a country that was founded on its laws and moral codes?

    ETA: And what's with the "Private Inauguration" before the live one that we see? What the heck goes on, there, that's anymore important than the ceremony/show that we get to see?
     
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  6. Sarge1400

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    Christianity may share the moral codes, but it doesn't get to claim them as its own. They were around long before Christianity showed up.
     
  7. concretefuzzynuts

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    Maybe he should swear on "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky.
     
  8. Nowhere does it say that the elected president needs to swear in on a bible...its just somthing they've done for years.

    besides, it would look funny having him palm his daughters face while swearing in.
     
  9. JBnTX

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    It's the word of God and an instruction book for Man to follow.
    There's NO higher authority to bear witness to the president's oath of office.
     
  10. NMG26

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    Sacrosanct to only some......

    A book is the highest authority?

    An exclusive and tribal book?

    God forbid.
     
  11. Goat 36

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    As long as you're living by the same moral codes, I doubt anyone's gonna fight with you over who/what those codes belong to. You can claim them if you like.

    And claiming that they were around before Christianity is pretty hard to prove unless you were there, though I don't doubt that some basic sense of right and wrong existed before the Bible. And, even if you were there, it'd still be your word against the Bible.

    I mean it's not something you can test for with carbon dating or anything.

    And if you don't believe in God, (meaning anybody) then what difference does it make if we stick with the same traditional ceremony that's been enacted since the founding of this nation?
     
  12. Cavalry Doc

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    Gotta agree with that. End thread, nuff said.

    Really. The oath of office means nothing to this guy.

    Hang on, we are all in for a wild ride.
     
  13. God sees all, whether your hand is on a bible or picking your butt.
     
  14. The guy from MSNBC had a good point. Why swear on a Bible that you do not agree with to support a Constitution you don't agree with. It really is hypocrisy.
     
  15. Goat 36

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    Even more to the point, why swear someone like that into office?

    Rather than eliminating the Bible from the procedure because the swearee does not believe/agree with it, why not eliminate the swearee from consideration and find someone who 'does' agree with it?

    I could be wrong, but I believe the point of the Bible's inclusion is kind of a prerequisite for the position of office.

    Just like being a proven citizen of this country is a prereq.....oh, wait.
     
  16. Syclone538

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    Should it be banned? Absolutely not.

    Should it be used? It should be completely up to Obama.
     
  17. janice6

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    Maybe she should campaign for a change in the court systems "Swearing In" process also.

    It has already been determined that the President can use whatever Bible he chooses to "swear to". I am waiting to see if it becomes the Koran.
     
  18. jonny772

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    separation of church and state. So I think he should swear on the constitution and Bill of rights.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  19. Cavalry Doc

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    Not caring a bunch. But where does that statement "Separation of Church and State" appear in the Constitution?

    It's an MSM & public school system manufactured fallacy.


    I like the 1st Amendment just the way it reads in plain text.
     
  20. Animal Mother

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    The Bible's inclusion is a custom, not a prerequisite.