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President Obama will use two Bibles to be sworn into office on Inauguration Day this year.

[quote]The Bible he used in his first inauguration, the Lincoln Bible, and Martin Luther King Jr’s Bible.

*eyes rolling*

by Anonymousreply 6601/15/2013

Honestly, I'm as against religion as the next guy, but give it a rest already.

by Anonymousreply 101/10/2013

one Bible for the Earrings

one Bible for the Caftans

by Anonymousreply 201/10/2013

He's trying way too hard

by Anonymousreply 301/10/2013

Why would you roll your eyes about this? Man up!

by Anonymousreply 501/10/2013

And he will wear two flag pins. He is twice as religious and twice as patriotic as the next guy.

by Anonymousreply 601/10/2013

But, wait, isn't he a Muslim?

by Anonymousreply 701/10/2013

Go fuck yourself, R8.

by Anonymousreply 901/10/2013

Stop being so weird, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1001/10/2013

I think he might be using two Bibles because he's taking the Oath of Office twice. Once on Sunday the 20th, because that's when his second term officially begins, and once on Monday the 21st, which is when the public ceremony is being held.

by Anonymousreply 1101/10/2013

Dumb question: are they actually Lincoln's bible and MLKs? Do they ask their estate for it?

by Anonymousreply 1201/10/2013

That makes sense, r11.

I thought at first he was going to use both at once.

by Anonymousreply 1301/10/2013

A battle not remotely worth fighting.

by Anonymousreply 1401/10/2013

He's so christian, hes a DOUBLE christian.

by Anonymousreply 1501/10/2013

[quote]Why would you roll your eyes about this? [/quote]

Uncontrolled epilepsy?

by Anonymousreply 1601/10/2013

That's a lotta Bible!

by Anonymousreply 1701/10/2013

King James on the outside, Koran on the inside.

by Anonymousreply 1801/10/2013

Ten I think would be plenty. Better still, make it twenty.

by Anonymousreply 2001/10/2013

R19 You lost. Get over it.

by Anonymousreply 2101/10/2013

[quote]So he hugged us gays, is he doing anything for us? NO! As Miss Jackson said "What have you done for me lately?"

History has already proven you wrong.

by Anonymousreply 2201/10/2013

The President must respected the Sky faeries!!!

by Anonymousreply 2401/10/2013

VOTN, thanks. We were unaware it was Monday, not Sunday, so now I can plan accordingly.

by Anonymousreply 2501/10/2013

[quote] a large majority of people in the world are religious, move on and respect it. You want to be respected right? Do the same and shut up.

I bet you wouldn't respect it if he changed his mind tomorrow and swore on a copy of The Koran.

Religious people will get respect when they come to respect the rights of other people who don't worship the same sky fairy.

by Anonymousreply 2901/10/2013

So, when did he get all MLKy?

by Anonymousreply 3001/10/2013

I don't care if he has forty bibles.

Shudder to think what Romney would've had.

by Anonymousreply 3101/10/2013

Perhaps a Loser's Forum would better serve you, R28?

by Anonymousreply 3201/10/2013

He's going to swear on a stack of bibles that he's not going to take our guns away.

by Anonymousreply 3301/10/2013

[quote]Some of you need to grow up, a large majority of people in the world are religious, move on and respect it. You want to be respected right? Do the same and shut up.

Sorry, but this is false equivalency. People who are religious don't deserve respect for believing in fairy stories written by people hundreds or thousands of years ago. It just makes it obvious they are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 3501/10/2013

[quote]the worst President in history

You don't know too much about American history, do you?

by Anonymousreply 3601/10/2013

[quote] It's not a one way streak

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 3701/10/2013

Do they make Jews swear on the Bible if they are elected to the Senate or Congress ...or God Forbid... President?

by Anonymousreply 3801/10/2013

[quote]Why would you roll your eyes about this? Man up!

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 3901/10/2013

[quote]Do they make Jews swear on the Bible if they are elected to the Senate or Congress ...or God Forbid... President?

At least up until the 1950s, Congress members were sworn in using the Jefferson Bible (TJ's personally edition version that omits all supernatural events & references to the divinity of Jesus). I would imagine these days it's left up to the discretion of the individual.

by Anonymousreply 4101/10/2013

JFK swore on the English translation of the Catholic Bible, the Douay-Rheims which, apparently, had traveled with his family from Ireland. No one objected to that. Well, not enough to prevent him being elected. So I am assuming when we have a Jewish president he or she can sware on the Jewish scriptures. (Oh, and yes, Catholics did read the Bible in their native languages -- after the Reformation at any rate.)

by Anonymousreply 4201/10/2013

The first openly gay president will swear on a box set of The Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 4301/10/2013

I'd swear on a stack of Restoration Hardware Catalogues

by Anonymousreply 4401/10/2013

This thread would be of interest both to DL and a lot of right-wing hysterics.

by Anonymousreply 4501/10/2013

[quote]TJ's personally edition version

Sorry, meant to write "edited."

by Anonymousreply 4601/10/2013

Libertarian Idiot alert!!

by Anonymousreply 4701/10/2013

R45...oh shut te fuck up, cunt. Look, we had to vote for him because the alternative was unthinkable. But if you can't tell, at this point, that's he an economic conservative and a war monger, then you are legally retarded.

by Anonymousreply 4801/10/2013

The Lincoln Bible was published in 1863. It was the bible he was sworn in with.

I've got a double volume family bible published in 1845 sitting on my bookshelf.

I'm not impressed. He could do better.

by Anonymousreply 4901/10/2013

"What about the billions of unemployed"

Gimme an M!!!

by Anonymousreply 5001/10/2013

The USA is a Christian Theocracy not a Republic.

by Anonymousreply 5101/10/2013

I'd use a signed copy of Satanic Verses.

by Anonymousreply 5201/10/2013

I'd do what Arizona bisexual non-believer Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema did: I'd use the Constitution.

by Anonymousreply 5301/10/2013

That is really in the spirit of Jesus r49. He really cared about the rich and well descended. It's right up there in tbe beatitudes. I have a cheap printed from Google Books copy of Douey-Rheims.

by Anonymousreply 5401/10/2013

Two Bibles = Twice the Bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 5501/10/2013

All this bible shit needs to stop. You are swearing to uphold the Constitution, not to uphold any brand of christian gibberish.

by Anonymousreply 5601/10/2013

Ah, now I see.

Both the MLK and Lincoln Bibles will be used on the 21st, but part of the reason is that the 21st is when MLK Day is observed.

When he is sworn in privately on the 20th, he will be using Michelle's family Bible.

by Anonymousreply 5701/11/2013

[quote]Do they make Jews swear on the Bible

I'm sure the Jewish people have a very nice book of their own.

by Anonymousreply 5801/11/2013

Ironically R28, you ARE the sheep follower. Everything you said is a constant talking point stream from Fox and all their Wing-nuts.

Either that, or an impatient bitch, I cant decide. Has any other president come close to how much he as done for us?

You lost, You Looser, go cry on Ann Romny's shoulder. I hear she is still having a pity party. Maybe you two should have a KIKI.

Maybe she will let you park her cars for her.

by Anonymousreply 5901/12/2013

R19 eats the feces of homeless people.

by Anonymousreply 6101/15/2013

The coolest one is our first Hindu representative being sworn in on her equivalent of our Holy texts(the Kama Sutra).

by Anonymousreply 6201/15/2013

I heard one of them is the "Satanic Bible" in honor of his mentor, Saul Alinsky who dedicated his book, "Rules for Radicals" to Lucifer.

by Anonymousreply 6301/15/2013

Sadly R63 there are people posting and believing that on the Internet at this very moment. They might even cite datalounge as proof.

by Anonymousreply 6401/15/2013

One Bible will have the Q'uran inside. Second contains the Hadith.

by Anonymousreply 6501/15/2013

"Billions of unemployed." Boo hoo, idiot!

by Anonymousreply 6601/15/2013
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