In court, if called as a witness, what do atheists put their hands on to swear to tell the truth?
The whole truth? And nothing but the truth?
Atheist can simply say, "I affirm..." and it is as good as "swearing on the Bible." Many faiths see "swearing an oath" as a sin...so this is what they do...instead of "swearing on the Bible".
I don't see the controversy here...both philosophies see swearing an oath as something unnecessary...simply tell the truth...it will take the complexities out of your life.
Honesty is the best policy...not just a cliche...it's what's for breakfast. Eat it up.
Its not just atheists, but also people of other faiths as well. It seems to me that most places now simply do what is called an affirmation, which is simply affirming that you will tell the truth to the best of your knowledge and abilities. A religion neutral affirmation makes practical sense.
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