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Judges bid to banish the Bible from court

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#31    preacherman76

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:42 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 10 October 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

Do they actually do that in US courts?  I thought there was separation of church and state?

The only seperation between church and state in legislation, is that congress shall make no laws when it comes to the free practice of it.

Anyhow I agree with PA. Its unbiblical and should have never been done to begin with.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:49 AM

View Postealdwita, on 06 October 2013 - 03:05 PM, said:

Religious or not - it appears to me to be yet another attempt to undermine the traditional British way of life which our Lords Temporal and Spiritual all seem to despise!
It has been legal in British courts to refuse the Bible for about 300 years.  The case in question involved a farmer who when asked if he preferred to swear or affirm replied,
"I neither swear nor affirm.  I tell the truth."  The judge said that was good enough for him.

The issue with swearing/affirming is that it implies that you are a liar at all other times, but NOW you will tell the truth.  Can we really trust a person under oath who lies when not under oath?

Besides, I don't think it's going to matter much anyway.  I've heard cops lie under oath.
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Edited by Doug1o29, 24 May 2014 - 03:50 AM.

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