Comments: Swear on Which Book??

In Canadian courts, you swear on the holy book of your choosing, or you may also simply affirm that what you way is true.

When I took my oath of citizenship, I didn't take a Bible. I figured my word was my bond.

Posted by rebecca at July 7, 2005 10:44 PM

Didn't you post something on that before, Rebecca? Seems I've heard about that somewhere before.

It seems like it's the only reasonable way to do it -- makes no sense to have someone swear on a book that means nothing to them.

Posted by Warren at July 8, 2005 11:56 AM

I know if I were made to swear an oath on the Quran, it would mean nothing to me. I might would tell the truth just because I think the truth should be told...I would have no fear of breaking an oath made on the holy book of another religion.

Interesting point.

Posted by Bethany at July 12, 2005 12:05 PM

The koran does not meet the criteria that most scholars use to identify holy scripture. The only book that has been proven holy and inspired by God is the Bible! Don Richardson's book, Secrets of the Koran, will thoroughly explain to anyone who is interested, why the koran is NOT holy scripture.

Posted by terry at August 13, 2005 04:56 PM
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