The Washington Post has an article today stating that President Obama will use two Bibles at his ceremonial swearing in on Jan. 21.
Here is the link.
Here is my comment to it. Am I overeacting? going too far?
Twice as bad as I had hoped. I had hoped that NO bibles would be brought to or used in this rite of our secular government, but no! now there will be TWO! This non-constitutional tradition, as well as the addition of “so help me God” to the official oath(as stated in the US Constitution) symbolizes a regrettable back sliding and reversion to the pre-Enlightenment period of human history. Our secular government and its rites should not be adulterated or tainted by the use of theistic, religious symbols and words. It is contrary to the principle of separation of church and state and is an embarrassment to a country of science, reason, and freedom of conscious. It confirms the favored status of the Christian religion over all others and the favoring of Christians over all other citizens. it says: if you are not a Christian, you are not part of us. It is an act of bigotry, discrimination, and religious tyranny.