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July 23, 2007

On the Bible, Dick, not the Koran

Filed under: Dick Cheney — relee @ 3:16 pm

I found this report (which a reader sent me a few minutes) ago more than a little disturbing:

Cheney told him about a time when he was speaking to the King of Morocco and the king made his translator swear on a silver box holding a copy of the Quran never to reveal their conversation. “Damn,” said Cheney. “I need one of those.”

22 Comments »

  1. What’s wrong with that? If the Qur’an is important to them, then swear on it. Get over yourselves for one moment to respect other culture.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 23, 2007 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  2. Once again, the Canadian is telling us how to run our country. We swear on the Bible, Adam, not the Koran. Get over it. And yourself.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 23, 2007 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  3. He was speaking to the King of Morocco. Are you so weak and ignorant that you can’t swear on the Qur’an, just for the King’s benefit? I mean, would it kill you to compromise for another person’s benefit just once?

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 23, 2007 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  4. By the way, it’s spelt Qur’an, NOT Koran. That’s like spelling Bible as “Buybull”

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 23, 2007 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

  5. “Once again, the Canadian is telling us how to run our country. We swear on the Bible, Adam, not the Koran. Get over it. And yourself.”

    And now the American is telling you how to as well😀

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 24, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  6. He in’t American though. America wasn’t founded on religious extremist values. He’s the true traitor here.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 24, 2007 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  7. “We swear on the Bible…”
    Who is this “we” you speak of Psycheout?? Americans? Christians? Can you be one without being the other?

    And if, for the sake of argument, you had been born in Iraq, you’d have a different opinion, something along the lines of: “We swear on the Koran, Adam, not the Bible. Get over it.” It’s nothing to do with “god” or religion, simply a case of location and tradition.

    Comment by Tyler Durden — July 24, 2007 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  8. “He in’t American though. America wasn’t founded on religious extremist values. He’s the true traitor here.”

    Exactly. America was founded on religious freedom by puritans who were religiously persecuted in England. Once again, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 24, 2007 @ 11:36 am | Reply

  9. No Brandon, America was founded by real Christians fleeing the persecution of the neo-pagans who were running the Anglican Church at the time. From the get go we Americans have been attacked by Liberals.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 24, 2007 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  10. Ok ok, we get it, you’ve been attacked. Quit acting like such a helpless victim. The America you want will never come. Never, and I say that with total confidence. Americans will never allow it. Here’s a friendly suggestion; start a new country! You can make King Brownback an absolute ruler. I believe Antarctica is mostly unclaimed. Or maybe the moon?

    Just not Mars, there’s no reason they should have to suffer🙂

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 24, 2007 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  11. “No Brandon, America was founded by real Christians fleeing the persecution of the neo-pagans who were running the Anglican Church at the time. From the get go we Americans have been attacked by Liberals.”

    Interestingly enough, two of Fascism’s traits are use of scapegoats and victimization of the party. BJ (and the like) use Liberals constantly as a scapegoat, blaming everything on them. Oh BJ you poor, poor baby. What did those Liberal bullies do to you? Did they make you use your brain? Was your father the subject of a drive-by argument, or maybe first-degree intelligent debate?

    Neo-Pagans? Are you kidding? How clueless must you be? I DARE you to prove that, during any time in history, the Church of England was even REMOTELY influenced by Pagans. Just try and prove it.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 24, 2007 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

  12. “the Church of England was even REMOTELY influenced by Pagans. Just try and prove it.”
    They were influenced by the Catholic Church; idolatry and Goddess worship. That’s why they called themselves “Puritans”, they considered themselves purified of the these pagan practices that had enter Christianity in the Medieval Period.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 25, 2007 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  13. None of which matters because the U.S. was not founded by Puritans.

    Comment by Salmo — July 25, 2007 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  14. “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

    Comment by interpreted — July 25, 2007 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  15. Your faux website sucks bottom like a poo hungry whore.

    [Ed Note: Your foul language stinks up the planet.]

    Comment by GOloveyourself — July 25, 2007 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  16. [Ed Note: Your foul language stinks up the planet.]

    Not as much as this site does. Zing!

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 25, 2007 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  17. “None of which matters because the U.S. was not founded by Puritans.”

    More left wing revisionism. All the founding fathers were Christians.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 25, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  18. Prove it, BJ. You haven’t proven a single thing you’ve said so far, so why don’t you start a trend of backing up what you say.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 25, 2007 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  19. And thus ends another post where BJ runs away scared because he can’t actually back up anything he says.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 25, 2007 @ 9:51 pm | Reply

  20. “All the founding fathers were Christians.”

    They were also racists, sexists and slave owners…

    Comment by Skeptic — July 26, 2007 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  21. BJ, two things. First of all, Puritanism is a very specific movement. By the 1780s, there were harbly any living in America, let alone founding the country.

    Second, do I need to whip out my Adams, Jefferson, Paine, and Madison quotes again? They weren’t all Christians, and they very specifically did not want this to be a Christian country.

    Comment by Salmo — July 26, 2007 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  22. Second, do I need to whip out my….

    I think we’d all be grateful if you didn’t whip anything out, thanks.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 26, 2007 @ 11:03 am | Reply


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