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Thread: A question for atheists....
01-10-2013, 11:19 AM #1
01-10-2013, 11:28 AM #2
Yeah I always wondered the same thing. If you are swearing in on a bible but the bible dosen't mean anything to you then what? Or how about if your were a christian and had to testify in court in a muslim country? I really doubt that they would accomodate your religious needs by switching out a koran for a bible.
01-10-2013, 11:31 AM #3
01-10-2013, 11:54 AM #4
01-10-2013, 12:07 PM #5
01-10-2013, 12:20 PM #6
Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to swear in court. They "promise" or "affirm"
Kind of a meaningless distinction at the end of the day.
01-10-2013, 12:47 PM #7
I've testified a few times (not recently) and was given the choice of swearing on a bible or just swearing an oath. Having never discussed my lack of religious beliefs with my co-workers I just chose to swear on the bible. It's not like it really matters; God-fearing christians lie in court everyday.I am always looking for Habs cards seq #'d 24/xx
I use pennysleeve, toploader with a decoy card, team bag and bubble envelope. No PWE's
01-10-2013, 12:56 PM #8
There is no bible in Canadian Courts. It's against the law in most Provinces or it can be asked to be removed, as it's offensive to those that aren't christian. If there is a bible present, you can just shoo it away with your free hand and tell the judge to get a grip.
Last edited by centrehice; 01-10-2013 at 01:13 PM.
01-10-2013, 01:21 PM #9
01-10-2013, 01:29 PM #10
A friend of mine just retired a couple of years ago, as a Supreme Court Justice in Victoria, Australia - Melbourne. He is a devout Catholic, but he also agrees that Court has nothing to do with god and religion and should be stricken from anything legal.
They have it right in Melbourne