2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago Makes me wonder if this has ever happened by Staff 2 weeks ago2 weeks ago Post PaginationPrevious PostPreviousNext PostNextLike it? Share with your friends! 31 31 points Paul Roche Contempt of court? perthaussieguy If he is telling the truth then …… Tanya Wicht This terrifies me, if I ever went to court, how could I not find the court contemptible, it is for sale, freedom only for those who can afford to pay more – no real justice. Ruled by too many old men with horrible standards, truly contemptible! Shivers Is it obstruction of justice? Fear of reprisal EG organised crime hits? Conflict of interest? Context is everything. Nerd RN So what if an Atheist is taking this oath? They can reply yes but intentionally lie because they don’t believe in the entity that they are swearing upon? Always wondered this… Tanya Wicht In some places Atheists are allowed to “solemnly, sincerely and truly affirm” instead of swearing. (Although the whole thing is a bit pointless, considering how many swear on a bible then lie their asses off!) Paul Roche The text is symbolic. The promise to the court is what is legally binding. Atheists in the US often swear on the constitution. But you don’t have to have any text, you just have to make the promise. PATMAN Fuck, yeah.