Besides in a court room, have you ever sworn on the bible. Have you ever done this to show you are speaking the truth or promising to do something.
I've never been requested to place my hand on a bible, inside or outside a courtroom. Then again, I've never been in a position in a courtroom that I would have to do it or be asked to do it.
Ok , that's good you haven't been in court. So no one has ever asked you to swear on the bible. I think this personal swearing on the bible must be dying out.
I remember when I got married, I was very young and naive. The registrar asked me to swear on a bible, I asked why.. I am not a Christian, I informed, isn't that kind of hypocritical? To which the registrar said. Oh it's just formality, no big deal.
Yes it is strange like that here.
When my daughter was about 10 she comes home and say's. Mum who is God and why do I have to fear God? Shocked, I said to her. Who told you about God and who said you have to fear God? My teacher Mum, she replied still looking confused. Apparently without any of the parents consents they went ahead and inserted religion into their daily curriculum. After setting her straight I rang the School. The non religious parents were very irate, me included. The School, of course had to pull it out of the curriculum.
In English schools it is a legal requirement to hold a religious assembly. In reality very few schools do.
Did you hear the story of a dinner lady being fired for saying they would pray for a sick child and the parents complained?
I can see complaining, people do that all the time over just about anything really, but to take seriously a complaint like that and to actually fire someone....
I have never been asked to swear on a Bible in or out of Court. You are asked to swear to tell the truth in Court, but Bible, nope.
No. If my word isn't good enough; why would someone trust it simply because I placed my hand on a Bible?
You didn't seriously just ask that question.
You should know why.
I know why they would say it made a difference; but I refuse to accept that.
Anyway, the first person that would lay their hand on a Bible and lie is a Christian. They, alone, would think people would assume they had to be telling the truth.
Rather bizarrely swearing on the bible is not only unbiblical but it is considered unadviseable.
Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
So I guess anyone who thinks swearing on the bible carries any weight has never read it.
It is strange that the courts still get people to swear on the bible. I vaguely remembered that the bible warned against this practice.
I thought I remembered something about that being a part of the Sermon on the Mount.
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