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    When an atheist goes to court do they have to swear on the bible?

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    No, you can simply 'Afirm' that you are teling the truth.
    ole hipster

    TU for you also...this question was meant to be thought provoking and I guess it worked...thanks for your answer! (:
    yes they do other wise its called "contempt of court" meaning you dont reconize the justice system. the'll lock you up till you think otherwise
    ole hipster

    Just saw your answer after going back through my questions! Again...great answer from daren 1 (:
    suliz

    Not in the UK they wouldn't. Not believing in God isn't contempt of court.
    Actually, nobody is supposed to "swear" to God that they are telling the truth. "Let your yeas be yea, and your nays be nay." In other words, you are supposed to AFFIRM what you say is the truth, and as baswheat stated, you can do this in a court. Simply ask the court that you prefer to affirm your answers.
    ole hipster

    Hey, I didn't know this was true...interesting...again I'm learning something new another day! (:
    suliz

    This is true. "Swear on the bible" is slang. If used, the bible is held in the right hand while the person takes the oath to tell the truth.
    An athestist wouldn't be expected to swear on the bible. They can make a declaration to tell the truth.
    The answer I gave relates to the LAW in ENGLAND. It may be different in other countries.
    suliz

    It might. I can't imagine Americans locking people up for their beliefs, or lack of them.
    i don't know, hipster. i am awaiting an answer.
    suliz

    Plenty here now :-)


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