so help me god...

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GCG (February 25, 2011, 11:12:03 AM):
had the dubious joy of being in divorce court yesterday.
and when you take the witness stand, they ramble off the "do you vow to speak the whole truth.. yada yada yada", and the you need to stick your claw in the air, and say 'so help me god'.
as i was sitting there, watching other miserable couples end maraiges, and each time watching them say 'so help me god', i could feel my ire rising.
not only because douchebag asshat fucktard had to come sit right next to me, but, who is the court, to make you swear on a god, that, may not even be your deity of choice, or not even show in your life at all.
so there i was, and i had to quip, 'so help me god', like a good woman, when i wanted to chirp 'i dont believe in god'
why is our law system still doing this?
Faerie (February 25, 2011, 11:25:40 AM):
You had to do this in the divorce court???? Thats new.... or maybe I was just lucky, its been 12 years ago and I just went up, poured out my sad tale, answered the advocates questions, smiled at the magistrate and was allowed to leave with a piece of paper that proclaimed me a bona-fide divorcee.

Is that part at least now finalised?
GCG (February 25, 2011, 11:27:45 AM):
done and dusted. if fucktard gets conveniently run over, i wont be the prime suspect anymore
cyghost (February 25, 2011, 11:29:11 AM):
You can choose not to take the oath and make an affirmation - both equally binding - but yes, it would seem like a mission as just about everyone takes the oath - I did for eight years as a cop >:D and I have never, in court or taking a statement, seen the affirmation.

I will make a point of it these days.
GCG (February 25, 2011, 11:38:01 AM):
there wasnt really an option given Cyghost, the cases were pushed through quickly. the judge sits there, bored out of her bracket, and mumbles the same little rhyme over and over, she didnt even look up. if it wasnt a case that i just wanted to get over, i might have made an objection. but i actually found it a little insulting. so, in fact, since i dont believe in god, i could have said anything i liked. since the higher power i swore to tell the truth to, i dont hold in regard.
and, if i remember correctly, our goverment isnt based on religion. unlike, say, america. why then, does one still get told to swear to god?

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