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.
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.
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.
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:
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