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Nine_Inch_Nails
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May 24th, 2006 at 04:32am
In British courts [I have NO idea about anywhere else, so I dunno if it applies to you or not] you have to swear on the Holy Bible, that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Do you think this is right?
I mean, if you're Christian fair enough..but I think you should be allowed to choose to swear upon whatever YOU find important..be it your mother life..your old Thomas the Tank Engine toys..whatever.
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May 24th, 2006 at 05:04am
when i went to court and i stood up i didnt have to swear on the bible, they have a card saying "i promise to tell the truth and nothing else"
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May 24th, 2006 at 07:55am
Magne:
when i went to court and i stood up i didnt have to swear on the bible, they have a card saying "i promise to tell the truth and nothing else"


...So baisically, you swear on a piece of paper with words? I would so be lying after that.
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May 24th, 2006 at 09:46am
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Magne:
when i went to court and i stood up i didnt have to swear on the bible, they have a card saying "i promise to tell the truth and nothing else"


...So baisically, you swear on a piece of paper with words? I would so be lying after that.


yeah not that i did though it was a serious case.
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May 24th, 2006 at 10:34am
I always thought that too, you do in American Courts as well. What if you're not Christian? Then it means nothing to you, absolutely nothing. If I was a different faith, I would feel no obligation to tell the truth to something I don't believe in, but I'd tell the truth because Im not a liar. To alot of people it's just a book, and they'de be just as happy swearing on a copy of harry potter, It's one of those "traditions" the country has that is pretty meaningless.
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May 24th, 2006 at 11:16am
Nine_Inch_Nails:
In British courts [I have NO idea about anywhere else, so I dunno if it applies to you or not] you have to swear on the Holy Bible, that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Do you think this is right?
I mean, if you're Christian fair enough..but I think you should be allowed to choose to swear upon whatever YOU find important..be it your mother life..your old Thomas the Tank Engine toys..whatever.

I'm sure I've heard somewhere that you don't have to swear on the bible if you're not Christian. I might be wrong though...
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May 24th, 2006 at 11:22am
They let you have a copy of the religious document of your choice, don't they?
I thought they did.

In any case, knowing me i'd make a great big fuss about having the swear on the Bible.
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May 24th, 2006 at 12:06pm
You're probably right lolz
I don't know much about the law..just whenever I see crime dramas or stuff on the news or whatever they always seem to swear on the Bible so...lmfao.
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May 24th, 2006 at 02:31pm
I_worship_tre_Cool:
I always thought that too, you do in American Courts as well. What if you're not Christian? Then it means nothing to you, absolutely nothing. If I was a different faith, I would feel no obligation to tell the truth to something I don't believe in, but I'd tell the truth because Im not a liar. To alot of people it's just a book, and they'de be just as happy swearing on a copy of harry potter, It's one of those "traditions" the country has that is pretty meaningless.


Actually it would mean more to swear on a Harry Potter book to me than the Bible ..
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May 24th, 2006 at 03:11pm
I think its stupid...i do go to a christian school so i hope they don't kill me, if the government is trying to take away christianity or religious practices in school, why do they have it in court its retarded those hypochrites (sp)

but i don't know if where your from its the same
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May 24th, 2006 at 03:12pm
TreCoolistsogeil:
I_worship_tre_Cool:
I always thought that too, you do in American Courts as well. What if you're not Christian? Then it means nothing to you, absolutely nothing. If I was a different faith, I would feel no obligation to tell the truth to something I don't believe in, but I'd tell the truth because Im not a liar. To alot of people it's just a book, and they'de be just as happy swearing on a copy of harry potter, It's one of those "traditions" the country has that is pretty meaningless.


Actually it would mean more to swear on a Harry Potter book to me than the Bible ..


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May 24th, 2006 at 03:19pm
Bloodraine:

In any case, knowing me i'd make a great big fuss about having the swear on the Bible.

Same here.
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May 24th, 2006 at 03:24pm
Bad Wolf:
Bloodraine:

In any case, knowing me i'd make a great big fuss about having the swear on the Bible.

Same here.


id prob. get put in jail just for screaming about it xD
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May 24th, 2006 at 04:08pm
TreCoolistsogeil:
I_worship_tre_Cool:
I always thought that too, you do in American Courts as well. What if you're not Christian? Then it means nothing to you, absolutely nothing. If I was a different faith, I would feel no obligation to tell the truth to something I don't believe in, but I'd tell the truth because Im not a liar. To alot of people it's just a book, and they'de be just as happy swearing on a copy of harry potter, It's one of those "traditions" the country has that is pretty meaningless.


Actually it would mean more to swear on a Harry Potter book to me than the Bible ..
lmfao
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May 24th, 2006 at 09:13pm
If you're a Christian, fine, do it. If you're not, then tell them you're not comfortable swearing on the Bible. Just don't do it. I don't see why there's a big fuss about it, either do it or don't.
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May 24th, 2006 at 10:19pm
In Canada You Can Swear On What Ever Holy Text You Believe In. If You Don't Have A Religion, I Think You Still Swear On The Bible.
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May 24th, 2006 at 10:27pm
Dust Bunny:
In Canada You Can Swear On What Ever Holy Text You Believe In. If You Don't Have A Religion, I Think You Still Swear On The Bible.
Whats the point in swearing on something you find fictional? Thats kinda dumb.
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May 24th, 2006 at 10:52pm
I_worship_tre_Cool:
Dust Bunny:
In Canada You Can Swear On What Ever Holy Text You Believe In. If You Don't Have A Religion, I Think You Still Swear On The Bible.
Whats the point in swearing on something you find fictional? That's kinda dumb.
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May 24th, 2006 at 11:06pm
Dust Bunny:
I_worship_tre_Cool:
Dust Bunny:
In Canada You Can Swear On What Ever Holy Text You Believe In. If You Don't Have A Religion, I Think You Still Swear On The Bible.
Whats the point in swearing on something you find fictional? That's kinda dumb.
Ya It Kinda Is...Well It's Better Than A McDonald's Napkin
Well, if your atheist, they might as well be the same thing.
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November 13th, 2006 at 08:02pm
no, thats not right

alot of people would fell uncomfortable to swear to something they dont belive in
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