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"My house is haunted!" (Facepalm...)

Started this discussion. Last reply by amer muhammad May 23, 2010. 6 Replies

There's a long, long backstory that goes with this, and to make things simple I'm just going to put things in quotes rather than explain the whole thing.A few weeks ago, my "sister-in-law's" "father"…Continue

Swearing on the Bible.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Terence Meaden May 29, 2011. 34 Replies

Heyo! I'm brand new to the Nexus, so please pardon me for an flubbiness. I wasn't joining the site just to ask this question, but my life has been getting more and more hectic recently and it's…Continue

 

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Dr. Terence Meaden replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"No problems here in Britain where I confirm my morality and honesty and ignore that there bible-book of the death cult which is christianity."
May 29, 2011
Miles Hamilton Rider replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I had to swear on the bible once.  I said "Fuck you bible!"."
May 27, 2011
Solal le Fou replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the phrase in the States' court system:   "Some of the states have specified that the words "so help me God" were used in oath of office, and also required of jurors,…"
May 26, 2011
booklover replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"Wonder what they'd do if you swore AT the bible, then told them you misunderstood... ;)"
May 25, 2011
FreeThinker replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"Raising your right hand is so they can see you don't have your fingers crossed because every 6th grader knows that if your fingers are crossed, it doesn't count.  lol"
May 25, 2011
Grace Fitzpatrick replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I am guess this has long ago gone to court.  How did it go?  Was it just small claims court?  They might not waste time with swearing in for small claims."
May 25, 2011
Cindy replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I had to swear on the bible during my divorce years ago. Even though things were going clearly in my favor I did not want to take even a tiny risk of not getting custody of my kids. I live in the bible belt."
May 20, 2011
booklover replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I like what you just said Paul Judd.  That makes absolute sense!"
May 19, 2011
David Anam replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"Yeah, we still have the "so help me God" phrase in Oklahoma. I just went with it without saying anything (mostly because I'm shy), but later heard that you can ask for an affirmation and by law they have to allow that.   Speaking…"
May 19, 2011
Paul Judd replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"Another non American here. Swearing on the Bible or God is an oxymoron or paradox in court as it is supposed to be beyond reasonable doubt. I've affirmed in court on several occasions and rejected the Bible as being without evidence. That…"
May 18, 2011
Morris Edwin Schorr replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I doubt if it would make much difference if you were not having a jury trial. Judges are less likely to be offended by it, IMHO."
Jun 2, 2010
Bradley Keene replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I would personally lie and swear on the Bible if it wasn't anything huge (like, I dunno, triple homicide), but affirmation works just as well. Since this question is 100% answered at this point, I'd just like to point out as a fellow…"
Jun 2, 2010
William replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"I would argue that you go ahead and swear on the Bible. You don't find it to be holy or infallible and you shouldn't fear a god that doesn't exist. The main reason they have the swearin on the Bible is probably to "scare"…"
Jun 1, 2010
Goz replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"You don't have to..When i did jury duty,I did not have to swear on a bible."
May 30, 2010
Jo Jerome replied to John Gomez's discussion Swearing on the Bible.
"just something I wonder - if you swear on a bible that you don't believe in, does that mean you can "fabricate the truth"? Not that I would - I'm just really in a weird mood tonight. Good point. I wonder if that would work in…"
May 30, 2010
amer muhammad replied to John Gomez's discussion "My house is haunted!" (Facepalm...)
"Unfortunatly I never came across a ghost troughout my life. Our ghosts are quite different from their American fellows. They never go near modren home appliances like switches and T.V etc, they just go inside a person and express themselves through…"
May 23, 2010

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At 5:14pm on May 18, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi John, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religion is much used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 6:06pm on May 17, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
i have a list of my fav groups on my page.... start there!
At 4:14pm on May 17, 2010, Donna Darko said…
Hello, John, welcome to the Atheist Nexus.
At 4:10pm on May 17, 2010, L. Aron Nelson said…
I have been called that a time or two, yes. :-)
At 11:17am on May 17, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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