Is America a Christian nation?

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  1. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 10 years ago

    Jeff apparently A County doesn't agree with your misguided concept of swearing on the bible since they did it for years "You Swear To Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth So Thank You GOD!"

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't it "I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God"?

      And you can get in a lot more trouble a lot sooner than death by lying in a courtroom. And just swearing on a bible does not guarantee that person will tell the truth. Just because something has been done for years does not give it some kind of moral authority. Maybe a hundred years ago it did, but not any more. I think more people are worried about what will happen to them legally than what price they might pay after death. It's getting harder and harder to lie on the stand due to DNA and other advances.

      And people do not have to swear on a bible any more. If I was called as a witness in a trial I probably would not swear on a bible. However, I would tell the truth because perjury is a crime and I could go to jail.

      This is how it works in Canada:
      "Usually, the court clerk will read out the oath and ask you to swear (promise) to tell the truth on a Bible. You don't have to swear on the Bible. There are other oaths for other religions. If you are not religious, tell the court that you want to affirm, which means you'll promise to tell the truth."

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image87
      Jeff Berndtposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Which County? Wait, it doesn't matter which County. Because you have missed the point in pretty much every way possible.

      I have never said that people don't swear on the Bible. They do. All the time.

      What I did say, and what is the case, is this: when testifying in court, you do not have to swear on the Bible, or to God, if you don't want to.

      There's no law against it, and most people do it, but there's no law that makes them.

  2. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 10 years ago
    1. Jeff Berndt profile image87
      Jeff Berndtposted 10 years agoin reply to this


      Yes, Professor, I agree. wink

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 10 years ago

    Orthodox priests can marry.

  4. profile image55
    paarsurreyposted 10 years ago

    Hi friends

    I think the countries, whether Saudi Arabia or America should not be classified under the name of any religion as they don't represent the founder or the sripture of the religion in majority or in minority.


    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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    Car Donationsposted 9 years ago

    The common English phrasing for the Golden rule is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
    If you do not believe in God or read the bible, you can at lease follow this principle. Makes sense doesn't it? It summarizes the bible in one sentence. If you can follow the golden rule, you are a good person in my view!

  6. profile image55
    paarsurreyposted 9 years ago

    America as also all other countries should be secular; not interfering with any religion or discriminating between man and man; treating equally and equitably.


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