I got a Jury Duty summons and I have to go on Monday.
How do Atheists handle the swearing in?
Can you ask for a secular swearing?
And what about the "so help me god" part?
Anyone know anything about this?
Anyone serve on a jury and have some advise.
Well - I got another Jury Duty summons .....
I was chosen for this Jury service and I served and found a verdict with the other 12.
Tell them point blank: I don't believe in any god, nor will I swear by any god. Don't like it? LUMP IT!
So who do I tell exactly? I'm not sure how it works. Appreciate it.
It might get you out of duty, HA!
IN MY VIEW, ONLY "SLACKERS" OR THOSE WHO HAVE A VALID REASON WOULD
NOT DO THEIR PART.
I already served on the jury Neil and I think your caps lock button must be stuck.
AS I NEVER SAID. NOR IN ANY WAY EVEN IMPLIED, YOU HAD NOT SERVED ON A JURY, MAYHAP YOU SHOULD IMPROVE YOUR READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS..
I, AND MORE THAN A FEW OTHER OLD FARTS LIKE ALL CAPS AS WE CAN READ THEM EASIER!
FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS ALL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION WAS IN ALL CAPS. BECAUSE SOME RETARD DID NOT LIKE THEM AND GOT THE SHEEP TO FOLLOW IS NO REASON FOR ME TO BE SHEEP!
YOU DO NOT LIKE ALL CAPS, NO ONE FORCES YOU, AND/OR ANYONE ELSE TO READ WHAT I POST
IF THEY WANT TO LOSE OUT ON LEARNING FROM SOMEONE (ME) WHO IS WELL KNOWN AS BEING VERY HONEST & TRUTHFUL, FOR HELPING MORE OTHERS THAN MOST, LIVED IN MORE PLACES THAN MOST, HAD MORE PROFESSIONS THAN MOST, HAD A MANY MORE AND MORE VARIED EXPERIENCES THAN MOST,, BEEN MUCH MORE INVOLVED IN IN ATHEISM THAN MOST,, BEEN AN ATHEIST ACTIVIST MANY YEARS LONGER THAN MOST, SERVED M\Y COUNTRY LONGER THAN MOST, RECEIVED MORE AWARDS FOR DOING GOOD THAN MOST, SAVED MORE LIVES THAN HAVE MOST AND AS A CIVILIAN, HAS STOPPED MANY MORE CRIMES THAN HAVE MOST AND WHOSE GIFTED LEVEL IQ IS USED NEARLY TWICE AS EFFECTIVELY AS MOST,
IT IS NOT MY PROBLEM.
I NEVER SAID, NOR DID I IMPLY, I DO NOT HAVE ANY FAULTS..
ONLY FYI, "ROUGH DIAMONDS ARE STILL A LOT BETTER THAN A PERFECT BRICKS."
DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK, MY EXPLAINING MY USE OF ALL CAPS AGAIN WILL EDUCATE YOU?
AS YOU DID NOT GET IT, EVEN WHEN YOU COULD HAVE READ IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT.
IT SEEMS LARRY, YOUR TAKING A COURSE TO IMPROVE YOUR POOR READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS IS WARRANTED!
Neil, you sound like the comedy character Asterix the Gaul. At first you were just silly, now you are getting to be like a plain old bully all puffed up and no one to fight. What makes you the hero of USA? Where do you get your authority to insult others? Who do you think you are impressing? Do you like being the laughing stock of the group? Maybe you just want to leave before the laughter gets too loud!
Oh boy, it's been a long time, but I seem to remember an alternative that didn't involve a bible, swearing or god. I imagine that it varies locally. Hey, it might be enough to get you out of jury duty in some places (North Carolina comes to mind).
Strange, I've done Jury Duty twice without even having to swear in. Just stated I'm not a believer and the officer just let me in. No questions asked, though I was not alone, several others also did the same.
Some of the early presidents were sworn in on a book of laws. I imagine that one could be sworn in on the constitution.