Day in Court
I'm curious what people think about the vow on the stand: "swear to tell the truth, blah blah blah, so help me god?"
Of course I'm not saying this has ever prevented anyone from lying on the stand if they really wanted to, that would be ridiculous. But I think what I'm asking is, what sort of principle would satisfy you as binding the person testifying to tell the truth? For my own sake, if I imagine I'm there because a loved one has been killed, it becomes a much more crucial question than just whether I believe or not.