Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Taking Oaths

Taking an oath is similar to making a promise to do something. Often, oaths involve god. an example of this is the oath that witnesses take before giving evidence in court, which is "I swear by the almighty God that the evidence I will give shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." People are allowed to refuse to take the oath due to personal beliefs. Quakers don't take the oath because there is a passage in the bible, telling the folowers of Jesus not to swear on a holy name. Some people take this more seriously than others. Some will not even make promises, in the belief that this too is immoral.