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Friday, July 31, 2009

Swearing On The Bible

It's an old American custom. When one wants to prove that he or she won't be lying, a Bible is taken out, and the person swears on it.


This is a very common and accepted and required custom. Christians swear on the Jewish Bible and their additional writings.

Jews are allowed to just use the original Bible. Some people use family Bibles. Yes, even George Washington swore on a Bible over two hundred years ago.

Two hundred years may seem like a long time ago, but it's nothing compared to Jewish History.


Jewish History, yes, the history written in that Bible they all swear they'll live by.


The Story of Shiloh and the Jewish Nation are in the Bible, yes that book that smiling Michelle Obama is holding while her husband, Barack Hussein Obama places one hand on, that same Bible, and raises his other and promises, swears on the Bible to be a good President of the United States of America.

Now for a small question, a minor detail:
If he makes demands that deny the validity of the Bible, what does that do to the legitimacy of his presidency?


Just one of my dumb questions. Food for thought.

Shabbat Shalom

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

there are so many answers for this question. they obviously dont believe everything as it says, since they do not offer sacrifices, believe in slavery, condemn homosexuality, etc.
it is just custom by now, and lets just leave it at that.

muse said...

The big picture message of the Bible is about G-d and the Jewish People and that we're supposed to be in The Land G-d will show us. So, if someone denies it, he's denying the Bible.

The Bible is the story of the trials and tribulations of the Jewish People's journey to the Promised Land.

Anonymous said...

you forget the new testament...

muse said...

a, it doesn't deny Jewish rights to the Land of Israel. I've met with many christian groups here in Shiloh, and that is what they've told me.

Shy Guy said...

Batya, that is what they've told you because Christianity as a whole had to change their theology around the time when we Jews didn't have to continue wandering since 1948.

Go search hard for these sentiments en masse among Christian denominations prior to the Six Day War.

If the shoe fits.......

muse said...

Shy, so are you saying that when they swear on the Bible, they're swearing to destroy us, whether by kindness and coversion or death (like the crusaders)?

Shy Guy said...

They're swearing by the flavor of the day and the flavor of the swearer.

muse said...

Ahha! one of those typically empty gestures by wily politicians, I guess.