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  •  As a litigant in a lawsuit, (3+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, sow hat, JamieG from Md

    I was sworn in.  I chose the bible instead of an affirmation, because I'm a realist and understand that jurors are judgmental vindictive cretins and didn't want to give any ammo to the defense.

    And I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

    I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

    by wretchedhive on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:22:40 PM PST

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    •  Just watch out because that could be considered (0+ / 0-)

      perjury to swear on the bible when you are an atheist.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:29:50 PM PST

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      •  I simply changed my faith briefly. (0+ / 0-)

        then reconverted.  I didn't hesitate, and will never lose a moment's rest.  My testimony was 100% completely true or what I wholeheartedly believed to be the truth.

        Besides, I was there when an expert witness who swore on a bible outright lied on the stand.

        If swearing in on a bible or truthfully affirming to not lie actually guaranteed the truth, we wouldn't need a jury system and most trials would last about 5 minutes.

        I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

        by wretchedhive on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:34:00 PM PST

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