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CIA Director Sworn in Without Bible

The Weekly Standard reports:

John Brennan was sworn in today at the White House. He was confirmed as the new CIA director yesterday. "Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution, dating from 1787, which has George Washington's personal handwriting and annotations on it," according to the White House. He does not appear to have placed his hand on a Bible, a Torah, a Koran, or other sacred religious text as he said the oath.
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6 comments:

Gail Finke said...

These people are all show. You don't swear on a Bible because it's old and cool, you swear because (at least in theory) it's sacred and by your actions you are saying, in effect, "I will endanger my soul if I break this oath." The Constutition, however we revere it, is not sacred. You can't swear on it. Putting your hand on the Constitution when you swear is no different from putting your hand on a table. It just looks cooler.

Mary De Voe said...

I hope he did not leave his DNA on the Constitution. The unchangeable Preamble to our Constitution promises to "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity", all future generations, who are now being aborted , 55,000,000 aborted human beings with souls disenfranchised of their unalienable God-given right to LIfe.
Precisely because Obama et al deny the immortal human soul can he deny our sovereign personhood, our citizenship and his (Obama's) responsibility to his constituents, only through the human soul and our conscience.

Mary De Voe said...

cowering to the atheists

Anonymous said...

** "swear or affirm" with bible or not

The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, 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 US is a secular state -- bibles, korans, dammapads, gitas are equally unnecessary -- and equally false.

tuleesh said...

Not surprising for someone who refers to Jerusalem as Al-Quds.

Sophia's Favorite said...

It's dhammapada, not dammapad, Can't-Grasp-How-to-Sign-a-Combox.

And I guess, since you didn't mention the sutras, that you consider those to not be "equally false" with the others? But of course it's not like you know the difference between the Sanskrit Mahayana Buddhists and the Pali Theravada ones.

You do make a good argument against man as the image of a benevolent rational God, though, I'll give you that. It's just not verbal.


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