Thursday, November 30, 2006

Swearing on the Qur'an

Detroit native and Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim Congressman-elect in this country, has said he would to take his unofficial/photo-op oath of office on the Qur'an, and some God-dweebs and TV Talking Schmeds are all up in arms, foaming at their rabidly righteous mouths, saying this little stunt ranks with a terrorist attack which could rend the fabric of American civilization or some such.

The 'fabric of American civilization' schmeed, one minister from On High, who somehow got airtime on CNN, said that the Qur'an didn't agree with "the American bible."


Did I miss something?

The American bible?

I don't recall an American writing a bible. Indeed, I don't recall England, much less the English language as we know it, existing when that document was written... in Hebrew.

Islam and Christianity both got their starts in the hot-head phantasmagoria of the Middle East, no English, no Jesus, no Golden Rule required, just a bunch of made up miracles.

This swearing in on the Qur'an suggests three conclusions:

Firstly, Congressman-elect Ellison may not realize the political scandal and capital this preference may cause in this PetTV Nation.

Secondly, the soon to be honorable Mr. Ellision ought, as a matter of course in the land of the free and the home of the brave, to be allowed and, yes, encouraged to take the oath of office on any document, deity, object, person or empty space he prefers.

And thirdly, if any document be sworn upon by any American elected official, it ought to be none other than the United States Constitution.

Seems we could hold our current president more accountable if indeed He had taken His Oath on the Constitution.

Not that he would have read it. Just that we could read it aloud to ourselves, as a reminder, and then read it back to him.


At 12/02/2006 10:19 PM, Blogger Rhesus Pieces said...

More fundamental is that the bible and the Quran are talking about the same thing. It's the same god. The stories are the same. You'll get more references to Joeseph and Mary in the Quran than the bible.

At 12/02/2006 10:47 PM, Blogger Lawrence said...

Then discourage the idolatry of BOTH so-called sacred texts. It's clear that they're gasoline on fires worldwide.

Many historians and analysts of current events say that, in the Middle East as in sectarian battles elsewhere, the only genuine solutions are non-violent AND secular.


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