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Cary- I recommend snopes.com

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Submitted by david wilcoxson (United States), Aug 28, 2008 at 00:55

The claim that Senator Obama used the Koran instead of the Bible when he took the oath of office has been debunked by several sources including snopes.com which has sent investigators to Indonesia and interviewed school officials, teachers and friends of the young Obama. Most, but not all, such claims turn out to be false.

Regardless of Indonesian/Islamic law, which assigns a father's religion to his child, I claim that a U.S. Citizen should be able to chose his/her religion freely and would be the only one to know for sure if they had ever prayed in a mosque or not; even if someone claims to have witnessed them occasionally going toward the Mosque with a parent on prayer day. I only have to recall the many times that I, as a teenager in church, while mouthing the words of some Baptist litany, hymn, or prayer was actually only thinking about the fishing hole, the afternoon's sporting event that I would soon be enjoying or lusting after the lovely college coed in the pew in front of me.

I'm sure that some folks who knew me then think that I was a devout Baptist.

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