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.....and we are electing Muslims in the USA who swear on the Koran.

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Winken, Jan 15, 2017.

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  2. Tull

    Tull Well-Known Member

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    Those who God would destroy he first makes stupid.
     
  3. Cimorene

    Cimorene Ciao! Supporter

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    The mayor the article is about is the mayor of London.
     
  4. Tull

    Tull Well-Known Member

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    The same still applies,loving your enemies is one think,giving them power over you and every advantage and opportunity to destroy you is just plain stupid.
     
  5. Cimorene

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    Which politicians elected in the US have sworn in on the Quran? I looked it up & the only ones I could find are Keith Ellison who was sworn into Congress during the Bush era using a Quran owned by Thomas Jefferson & 1 civil court judge.
     
  6. seeking.IAM

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    Indiana has a Muslim congressman, Andre Carson
     
  7. Cimorene

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    Was he sworn in using the Quran? Looks like he kept getting reelected in a pretty conservative state.
     
  8. CGL1023

    CGL1023 citizen of heaven

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    I read this week, about a Muslim woman being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives and she was sworn in using a Quran. First Somali-American Legislator Begins Work in Minnesota
     
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  9. seeking.IAM

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    I do not know.
     
  10. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    So what?
    Ringo
     
  11. Cimorene

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    She's really inspiring. (Not bc of her religion, but for what she's accomplished with all the adversity she's gone through) Thanks for that link!
     
  12. Winken

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    See posts 2 & 4.
     
  13. High Fidelity

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    Swearing on the Koran? So what?

    Is freedom of religion suddenly unconstitutional now?

    I wonder what Israel would have said if Trump vowed to ban all Jews. Probably something similar yet more descriptive.
     
  14. Ringo84

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    Right, but we have freedom of religion in this country. If it doesn't apply equally, then the Constitution's promise of not "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion is just words on paper.
    Ringo
     
  15. tulc

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  16. Sketcher

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    Which congressional Representatives or Senators have power over anyone other than their own staffers?
     
  17. Archivist

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    The is nothing in the US Constitution that requires the use of a Bible. Three US Presidents--John Quincy Adams. Franklin Pierce. and Theodore Roosevelt--did not swear on Bibles. And not every President has said the words "so help me God." Those words are not part of the official oath. Further, for many years Presidents did not repeat the oath. The Chief Justice began the oath with the words "do you _______ solemnly swear" and after he said the oath they simply replied "I do" or "I affirm."
     
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  18. FormerTweaker

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    I am no fan of Islam. I think it was a religion inspired by a demon in a cave.

    However, if you start banning religions in America, you'll risk one day getting to the point Christianity will be banned.

    I don't want to be persecuted myself.
     
  19. Armoured

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    Muslims=/=enemies
     
  20. Armoured

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    That's my ultimate reason for religious tolerance. Just because Christians are the big kid on the block now doesn't mean we always will be. If we discriminate against non-Christians in our period of strength, what right to complain will we have if discriminated against in our period of weakness?
     
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