Friday, January 9, 2009

Religion and politics

Apparently there are some people opposing the use of the words "So help me God" in inauguration, and there are other people who totally support it. (Some info is here.)

What if someone is atheist? Do they have to say "So help me God," if an oath for an office is written to include that phrase? Or what if they follow a goddess? Would there be anything wrong with saying "So help me Goddess"? What if they follow a particular deity? Should they say that deity's name?

Ah, the joys of combining religion and politics!

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