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03:38 pm: The Good Book
A Muslim Representative is being sworn into Congress next year and Dennis Prager, radio host & syndicated columnist, is putting out the word that Keith Ellison will use the Koran as the book to have his hand on while he is sworn in. Prager says the Bible is the book of the country and Ellison should use it. The problem with this is that Ellison hasn't decided yet.

So, okay, I'm an atheist and an SF fan. Let's imagine I'm elected to Congress. What book do I put my hand on?

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From:filkerdave
Date:December 8th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
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You don't actually have to use any book; you're allowed to affirm.

But, failing that...umm...I, Robot?
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From:filkerdave
Date:December 8th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and Prager's a twit ;)
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 8th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Clearly!
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 8th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I know about affirmation and if this was real (yeah, right, like I could be elected in the US!), I'd use that. But I was trying to think what book I would use and couldn't decide. I,Robot is a good possibility.
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From:filkerdave
Date:December 8th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
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The Three Laws of Congress:

1. A Congressman may not injure a lobbyist's interests or, through inaction, allow a lobbyist's interest to come to harm.

2. A Congressman must obey orders given it by lobbyists except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A Congressman must protect its own district as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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From:mjlayman
Date:December 8th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
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LOL Excellent extrapolation!
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From:the_changeling
Date:December 8th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
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A Canticle For Leibovitz (sp?)
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 8th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's an interesting choice -- the fall of the church.
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From:julesjones
Date:December 9th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
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Right now, I'd suggest 1984...
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 9th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
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Oooooh, an excellent suggestion!
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From:ann_totusek
Date:December 9th, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
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I'm voting for either "Stranger in a Strange Land" or "Farnham's Freehold"....
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 9th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
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I should probaly read Farnham's Freehold some day! Stranger is a possibility although I think people might think I espouse free love. Well, I do, in some ways.
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 9th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, there was a letter to the WashPost editors that suggested everybody use the constitution. On Liberty is a good idea, though.
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