Could an iPad with a bible application running be used for people to be sworn in?

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  1. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    I'm guessing yes. Would be cool to see anyway.
     
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    When the nation turns to me to take over the White House, I will use an iPad for the swearing in ceremony.

    It is almost time to turn to the Dark Knight.
     
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    and jews will be holding it in the air stating "this is our tablet with the 10 commandments!!!"
     
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    Bible and Swearing in

    The Bible is a tradition for swearing in not a requirement so you could get sworn in on an iPad if that is your choice.
     
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    If my iPad is displaying a photo of my ex-girlfriend holding my iPad and I sneak up behind her and smack her in the head with the iPad until she is dead, would that be considered suicide?

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    the idea of swearing on a bible is that you are swearing on something you belive and something you wouldn't want to wrong. If these words are carved on a tree they are still the same. Its not the book but the ideals behind it.
     
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    Yes, but you would be an accessory to the crime. Ask any lawyer, he'll tell you the same thing.
     
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    No. Because I would not put my hand anywhere near a bible if I was being sworn in.
     
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    I can see where this is going and it ain't a good place.
     
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    I'd love to see the day when we don't use the bible to swear in our elected leaders. They should be placing their hand on a copy of the Constitution, not a meaningless 2,000 year old book.
     
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    Assisted suicide.
     
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    Sure, except the Chief Justice will eventually complain that it's too heavy to hold for long periods of time.
     
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    Pretty dumb, really. It would just be turning a presidential oath into just an elaborate advertisement. No thanks.
     
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    I agree completely, except for the last seven words, which are an attempt to troll and inflame.
     
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    And the screen's glare would make it hard to tell if the Bible is actually onscreen.
     
  21. MBX macrumors 65816

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    How about no bible at all?

    We should keep religion out of politics.
     
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    I'm confused. I thought the US had a constitutional separation of church and state, meaning that the Bible is optional. What do Muslims, Jews, and atheists use?

    In the UK, the bible is very much optional. When in court or other state ceremony, you always have the option of making an affirmation instead of swearing a religious oath. We've had this right in law since 1695 :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmation_in_law

    Some religious Christians also refuse to swear on the bible they are telling the truth, because it implies in normal life they are liars. I respect that viewpoint.
     
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    Which is the exactly the same thing swearing in on the bible......
     
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    You're assuming a Muslim, Jew or Atheist would ever be elected to the presidency.

    A Jew....maybe, but sadly no way in hell a Muslim or Atheist will be. They're possibly the two most hated religious groups in America.
     

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