Atheist in court?

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    copsnrobbers I call it as I see it

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    If an Atheist has to testify in court and is asked to raise there right hand and swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help them God, and they say no, Then what?
     
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    I don't know of any court that still administers that oath.
     
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    I guess I will have to try it and find out. The oath seems not to deter many Christians from lying their butts off.
     
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    Rather then an oath to a deity or holy book one makes affirmation as to truthful testimony.
     
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    Atheists, or anyone else who has conscientious problems with taking an "oath", may instead make an "affirmation" - which holds the same legal standing, omitting any religious reference.

    Affirmation in law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Yea, I thought the OP was a 4th grade question too

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    Atheists swear on their own honor, not some magical creature
     
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    Same thing, ain't it?
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