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  •  The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but .... (0+ / 0-)

    I encountered the same problem as a potential juror when they swore us in en mass. I refused to say the so help me G-d part.

    It makes me seriously question the intelligence of those who think it is a good idea to ask people to lie or make pretense about their religious beliefs in order to ensure that they will tell the truth.

    •  I'd trust someone's word more based on (0+ / 0-)

      their fear of the "pains and penalities of perjury," rather than their belief in G-d.  People can believe in G-d and still do lots and lots of reprehensible things.

      If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? When I am only for myself, then what am "I"? And if not now, when?

      by betorah on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:29:32 PM PDT

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