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Just thought of this from reading some thing in a post...

Ok so A Believer in the bible swears under oath and lies, there are two issues there obviously... However Some one who does not believe in the bible swears under oath though it is a lie would it still be considered purgery, or could they get off on that charge do to religion?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • if you do not believe in God you should not swear on the bible...i don't even know if they do that anymore anyways. They shouldnt. they've taken religion out of everything else

    They do my dh had to. He is atheist and made it known. His attorney said that it is dumb because people have gotten out of purgery charges for that very reason. You have to prove your religious standpoint though and had to have not been Baptised or have renounced you former religion. Also must not attend any church or receive benefits from any. It has been done yes, but is a pain in the a**
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:41 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • i think the bible is just a symbol. they give the oath, so they can get in trouble, either one of them.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 3:23 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • if you do not believe in God you should not swear on the bible...i don't even know if they do that anymore anyways. They shouldnt. they've taken religion out of everything else
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 3:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Many places have realized it is unconstitutional to make citizens swear on a bible in a government courtroom, and no longer require it. Plus, despite the whole Thou Shalt Not Lie thing, christians are just as apt to lie on the stand as anyone else. If they feel justified in doing so, and therefore convinced "god" will give them a pass for whatever reason or another they feel they deserve one.

    Also, really, it's actually a violation of the handbook to swear on it. Says so, right there in it. Matthew 5:34-35. James 5:12
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 4:05 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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