Should we replace the Constitution with the Bible as the official document for US Law?

Asked by: JMan1424
  • You cannot allow one religious document to govern a whole society.

    Diversity in religion, race, and orientation continue to make America the great melting pot it has become. If we introduce a document that frowns upon other religious documents, the government will turn from democracy into an outright dictatorship. Homosexuals will once again be ostracized, and the entirety of American politics would collapse.

  • This is ridiculous.

    Unless you want no woman to have any authority over a man, slavery to be reestablished, punish gay people with death, make wearing clothing woven of two types of material and if a man rapes an unmarried virgin he has to marry her, never divorce her and pay her father then yeah, go ahead! I mean, I could go on with more but I think that gets my point across. (sources - Timothy 2:12, Peter 2:18, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 19:19, Deuteronomy 22:28-29)

  • No, Absolutely Not.

    The Founding Fathers created the Constitution for a reason, to separate the church from the state. They have emphasized this over and over again, and yet people today flat out refuse to listen when they suggest something as treasonous as this. If we set up the Bible as the law of the land then we are no better than the Islamic theocracies of the Middle East. The separation of church and state emphasizes the importance of "E Pluribus Unum (One of Many)," which allows people of different or no creeds to practice what they believe in society.

  • No, of course not

    This is ridiculous. Of course not. There should be a clear separation between religion and government. If the U.S for some deranged reason decides to do this its like a slap in the face for the other percentage of people who aren't Christian. Honestly if the bible replaced the constitution, I'm pretty sure that almost all of the people who aren't Christian will move. This isn't just for the U.S. But only 33% of the world is Christain, the rest of the world believes in something else.

  • Oh Definitely Not!

    Have you ever read the bible? Would you like to be stoned to death for doing any form of work (like making yourself a sandwich) on the Sabbath?
    Would you like women to be completely subjugated?
    If anyone thinks that the bible should replace the constitution, it is clear that they have never read it.

  • Why in the world would we do that?

    I absolutely believe that every individual is initialed to their own beliefs and region, but not everyone in the U.S. or anywhere else for that matter believes in the same religion and beliefs. So it makes absolutely no sense what so ever to change our Constitution with the bible, it doesn't work that way.

  • That is a very bad idea.

    I believe in separation of religion and state. People shouldn't be allowed to foist their religious beliefs on people. We are all different we should respect that. What connects us all is the constitution. Without it we aren’t a coherent group. We are just a random collection of individuals. At least that is how I see it.

  • Not in the U.S.

    We have the Separation of Church and State for very good reasons.

    Many of the people who came to the "new world" were leaving places where the separation was not maintained well, greatly to the detriment of the populace. The Founding Fathers knew this well, and thus made a big deal out of it.

  • Biblical "law" is sexist, violent, homophobic, and racist with no place in America.

    The foundation of the United States is based on the five essential freedoms: freedom of speech, assembly, religion, press, and petition. Replacing the Constitution with the Bible automatically eliminates one of those freedoms. Individuals who came to the United States seeking refuge from hostility in their home country would be forced to leave. Denying someone the right to believe whatever they choose is not only immoral, it is against the American ideals.

    Most importantly, the Bible establishes a violent and hateful way of life with no place in the modern world. Children who disobeyed their parents would be stoned to death by his neighbors (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). Women who were not virgins on their wedding night would be dragged to their father's doorstep and stoned (Deuteronomy 22:13-21). Homosexuals would be killed (Leviticus 20:13). Those who advocate replacing the Constitution with the Bible may argue that these are "not relevant" and should be ignored. Although they may not be "relevant", one cannot pick and choose what parts of the law to live by. You cannot decide to make murder a non-punishable offense just because you "believe" that it isn't "relevant".

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cludwig says2015-07-27T05:21:11.130
This is the first opinion question in a while that had me laughing out loud. Thank you for that.