Obama’s Oath without a Bible - Is He An Atheist Afterall?

January 21, 2009

I don’t know which nonsense notion riles me more: that Obama is the


, that Obama is a closeted

muslim extremist

, or that Obama is a

dirty little atheist

(Ann Coulter at 3:09 in the video, and also



To fuel the rumors that Obama, and not just his


, was a nonbeliever, one need look no further than in his do-over this morning of his Oath of Office, when he


to use a Bible. (Neither the use of the Bible, nor the use of “So help me God” in the

Presidential Oath of Office

is required in the U.S. Constitution.)

(Trivia: The only other U.S. Presidents known to take an oath of office without a Bible or other religious text were John Quincy Adams, who swore on a law book, and Teddy Roosevelt in 1901 in Buffalo, New York — right down the street from where I used to live on Delaware Avenue — after the assassination of William McKinley. Interestingly, the President widely considered one of the most dishonest, Nixon, swore on