Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 9 years ago

So how do non british view law courts?

when a person in britain goes to give evidence

or testifies in any court family civil criminal whatever

or whether prosecution or defence it is irrelevant

and swears an oath on The Bible

yet declares themselves as an athiest.

then complains about other cultures

bringing their laws and ideals along with them.

how do you think this scene looks to others coming into britain.

the laws of the land sworn on The Bible

by a huge number of people who dont believe in it ?

2 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best answer

    People of all religions can swear oaths on whatever holy book they like. Swearing oaths is simply a tradition dating back to the time when nearly everybody believed in a God. What matters is that people have the same legal status and legal rights as others. Sharia law for example gives women an inferior legal status to men so it should not be allowed.

  • 3 years ago

    In usa, using cutting-edge courtroom judgements having no longer something to do with Constitutional regulation, yet enforcing the courtroom-created regulation of inviolate separation of church and state, our oaths appear as if this: "Do you solemnly swear or clearly verify, because of the fact the case could be, that the information you shall supply thus could be the certainty, the completed certainty and not something however the certainty, so assist you God, or upon penalty of perjury?"

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