Liberals, Democrats More Likely to Disbelieve Bible, Says Gallup Poll

Liberals and Democrats are more likely than conservatives, moderates, Republicans and independents to believe the Bible is nothing more than a book of fables and legends made up by man, according to a new Gallup poll.

Since George Washington was inaugurated in 1789, American presidents have traditionally placed their left hand on the Bible when they take the oath of office and swear to defend the Constitution of the United States.

Uniquely, President Barack Obama took the oath of office twice. The first time, at his formal inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20, 2009, Chief Justice John Roberts made a mistake in the wording of the oath–which is prescribed by the Constitution–and Obama followed him in making the error. At thate event, Obama placed his left hand on the Bible while taking the oath. The next night at the White House, Chief Justice Roberts again administered the oath to Obama, this time wording it correctly. When Obama took the oath a second time, however, he did not place his hand on the Bible.

Roosevelt took his oath as President without a Bible and John Quincy Adams swore his oath with his hand on a book of law. Lyndon Johnson used a Roman Catholic missal instead of a Bible!


:rolleyes: Any conservatives or moderates not taking everything literally in the Bible? How is just one of many for instances, for instance women keeping silent in churches, working out?

From the Article:

31 percent of liberals said that the Bible was an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.

Which Roosevelt: Teddy or Franklin? I wonder whether our next President, Romney, will use the Book of Mormon, and whether the first Jewish President will use only the Hebrew Bible and the first Muslim President (for the benefit of some, Obama is Christian) will use the Qur’an.

That’s not so much; I thought the percentage would be higher. Many Reform Jews–who are liberal–believe the same: for example, that the Torah was conceived and written by Moses without divine inspiration.

It’s silly that such a thing would even be an issue

Silly indeed. I think it’s designed to reinforce for those already brainwashed in to believing in the Republican catholic church rather than the true Catholic Church which is and should be non-partisan and far less interesded in politics as in doing God’s work. I know I’m going to draw plenty of criticism from estesbob and others and I give one to three posts before this devolves in to a screed on all the “pro-abortion” Democrats and on and on.

It was Teddy.

I tell you the Houston Astros season is a real abortion Hope ND does better

Don’t forget those who believe in the “Gospel according to Fox News”.


As you might expect, Christian beliefs about the nature of the Bible seem to correspond with frequency of Church attendance (according to a 2007 report.)

WHat do you expect? For Progressives, truth it either relative or inconvenient and is to be ignored at all costs. You make up your own truth.



Not the Indians season. Not even a liberal thinker would have thought this in March. Just 1/2 GB @ the All Star break! :extrahappy:

And so continues the endless parade of sweeping generalizations about everyone who abide by the Magisterium of the American far right. And by some unfathomable leap of logic, everyone who might be pro-gun control or economically kenynesian or doesn’t believe that global warming is a hoax (or dissents from any other aspects of the “Sacred Tradition”), is therefore a godless atheist relativist anti-scriptural heathen.

And on CAF of all places! What a surprise! :rolleyes:

Gallup leans left, so not sure where the pontificating comes from.

Stros 31 games under 500 at the All Star Break

I wasn’t referring to Gallup or the poll, but to the interpretations of it by come posters (you among them).