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swearing on the bible Have you ever sworn this outside a courtroom.

  1. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I've been in court, but I've never been a witness or needed to testify for anything. lol
          No, not that I can remember.
          I hope so. lol

    2. pennyofheaven profile image78
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It is very strange, I agree.

        1. pennyofheaven profile image78
          pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. seanorjohn profile image81
            seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            In English schools it is a legal requirement to hold a religious assembly. In reality very few schools do.

            1. kirstenblog profile image79
              kirstenblogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              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.... roll

              1. pennyofheaven profile image78
                pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                A bit over the top. Could have least told the dinner lady that they didn't appreciate it and then let it go.  I will let anyone pray for me or my daughter if it makes those who are praying feel better about themselves.

            2. pennyofheaven profile image78
              pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Gosh we were very lucky then.

  2. Reality Bytes profile image84
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. So OK

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    No. If my word isn't good enough; why would someone trust it simply because I placed my hand on a Bible?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You didn't seriously just ask that question. lol lol lol

      You should know why. tongue

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        Emile Rposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          lol

        2. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          That makes me think of how many hundreds of emails I've gotten from Rev. this or that, wanting me to help them move millions out of Nigeria. 

          The scammers would seem to agree with you.

    2. Disappearinghead profile image80
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Rather bizarrely swearing on the bible is not only unbiblical but it is considered unadviseable.

      James 5:12
      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.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It is strange that the courts still get people to swear on the bible. I vaguely remembered that the bible warned against this practice.

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        Emile Rposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I thought I remembered something  about that being a part of the Sermon on the Mount.

 
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