Do you know if you have to swear on the bible in court in Britain?

I have heard you still have to do this in most cases. But what really is the point if your an atheist or of another religion. Also if you are Christian it is wrong to swear upon the bible. "Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes,... show more I have heard you still have to do this in most cases. But what really is the point if your an atheist or of another religion. Also if you are Christian it is wrong to swear upon the bible.

"Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned." (James 5:12)

So anyone who ever swore upon the bible will be condemned am I correct?
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