9 3

To make me place my hand on the Bible when in court is a violation of my rights as an Atheist. Why they don't allow me to place a copy of the Constitution between my hand and the Bible? Gee, when I became a USA Citizen I sworn to protect and defend the US Constitution.

duchessa1 7 Feb 26
You must be a member of this group before commenting. Join Group

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account


Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.


Recently, I was allowed to place a copy of the US Const. on top of the bible before I said "I do".

duchessa1 Level 7 Oct 18, 2023

Yesterday a believer gave me a religious pamphlet. I placed it on the chair and sat very comfortably. The believer yelled profanities at me..which prompted me to say: I was going to use it as TOILET PAPER but is already full of sh..t." Everybody present got a good laugh.

duchessa1 Level 7 Aug 26, 2023

I guess, on account of my last-name (Saint-C...) some people assume I am a believer. Fools.

duchessa1 Level 7 Feb 27, 2023

My understanding is that swearing on a bible or even saying "so help me God" is no longer a requirement. I am present for oaths several times per month, and they just raise their hand and swear what they are about to say is true. No books required, but it's also my understanding that people can choose what they deem to be their sacred book.

Julie808 Level 8 Feb 27, 2023

I hope what you say is the truth.


nobody is going to make you do that, beforehand you simply inform the Clerk you are not religious, then you simple take a non-religious oath to tell the truth. Period.

AnneWimsey Level 9 Feb 26, 2023

Well my friend went to court for a moving violation and she had to place her hand on the bible.


The bible thing is used in media productions and seldom in actual courts. Most states even leave the god part out, Basically "do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth"

glennlab Level 10 Feb 26, 2023

Not in all instances.


We can choose to affirm.


Can you opt for an affirmation instead of oath? Affirmations drop the god part, though states may vary and the people who administer these things probably expect most people will use the oath instead of affirmation.

Scott321 Level 7 Feb 26, 2023

I agree, atheists need to get more involved in politics and not stand on the sidelines. We still have a lot more awareness in the Western societies. I recently returned from a visit to Asia where they eat, drink, sleep religion and you can lose friends, colleagues and even partners and a job over religion.

St-Sinner Level 9 Feb 26, 2023

Only in Asia? I recently quoted the Pope's words on Raúl Castro and I lost two friends.
Bergoglio's words were "I have a human relationship with Raúl Castro".

Write Comment

Recent Visitors 19

Photos 379 More

Posted by KilltheskyfairySick of it!!!

Posted by KilltheskyfairyOn this date in 1941, Nora Ephron was born in New York City, the eldest of four daughters of Phoebe (Wolkind) and Henry Ephron, Jewish screenwriters.

Posted by KilltheskyfairyDangerous, indeed.

Posted by KilltheskyfairyOn March 25, 1934, feminist leader and journalist Gloria Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Leo and Ruth (Nuneviller) Steinem.

Posted by KilltheskyfairyWisconsin Supreme Court is right to limit religious exemption.

Posted by KilltheskyfairyGood job!!!

Posted by KilltheskyfairyJames Taylor - Atheist On this date in 1948, musician James Vernon Taylor was born in Boston, then grew up in Chapel Hill, N.

Posted by RobecologyHappy Birthday "meat head"! Rob Reiner's birthday in today, March 6, 1947. Here's his wiki bio;[] and here's his Twitter "freethought"

Posted by RobecologyA short-lived agnostic; Rosa Luxemburg was born March 5 1871. Here's her bio; [] and here's her "Tweet" from FFRF;

Posted by RobecologyI've been out of sorts; recovering from a fall and stroke; but here's an Agnostic American known as Natalie Angier, who had a birthday February 16th (1956) here's her Wiki bio; ...

Posted by RobecologyYesterday, Monday, February 12, was the birthday for Judy Blume! born February 12, 1938 A very important Agnostic!

Posted by RobecologyYoung Charles Dickens only lived to be 58 years old; yet was an agnostic of great influence! February 7 is his birthday! Here's his Wiki bio; [en.

Posted by RobecologyThomas Paine; born a "Pain".

Posted by RobecologyHappy 95th Birthday Jules Fieffer! An agnostic who still "rocks"!! []

Posted by RobecologyGood morning fellow Agnostics! Home from the hospital after several days.

Posted by RobecologyHappy January 14th birthday, Mr. Bond! []

  • Top tags#agnostic #religion #religious #god #FFRF #Atheist #church #video #hope #atheism #world #Christian #money #book #laws #relationship #reason #freedom #Catholic #beliefs #community #Bible #politics #government #belief #movies #rights #existence #USA #Jesus #evidence #memes #books #parents #writers #hell #sex #kids #SupremeCourt #prayer #wife #death #Police #heaven #republicans #Texas #freethinker #faith #created #DonaldTrump ...

    Members 645Top