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November 28, 2006

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Prager brings up a good point; Muslims consider the Old Testament to be scripture and God's word as well as Jews, and atheists believe in no God (allegedly). The Bible swearing is largely symbolic at this point and bears almost no dread like it may have at one point. Perhaps we should just dump the thing in any case: none of them mean what they say when they take the oath anyway.

Yes! Whether it be torah or whatever! It is high time that we should recognize the Muslim book as well as any other truly religious book regardless!
In the new world, such will be the case without all our petty senseless hate, disrespect and discrimination of the others.

Hey kids, how 'bout we practice a little 'ol concept known as "strict construction" ??? As in, "What does the Constitution say about this?"

Well, Article VI makes no mention of a requirement that your hand be on the Bible, the Koran, the Torah or even the Kama Sutra. You can have your hand on your Junk, for all the Founding Fathers cared. The Constitution expressly states that every Congressman or Senator only "shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States".

The Constitution. People ought to read it before they get a radio talk show.

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