As a devout Atheist, what should I do when put in the witness box for a trial? When they ask me to swear to God, do I comply with the charade or ask for the Bible to be replaced with a more appropriate tome, such as God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens?
Lost in LawLaw Land
Dear Lost in LawLawLand,
Go ahead and bring your own book to substitute for the Bible -- God is Not Great, would be fine, or Darwin's Origin of Species would work, as well. You choose. Ask the bailiff to replace it just before the swearing in. I don't think the court will mind.