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Dec 12, 2013
As a citizen of Australia, I can assure you that you are wrong - however, you may be right that non-English speaking countries do not have the same tradition.

It would seem that America learned the tradition from Britain.
 
 
Dec 11, 2013
Actually, swearing on the Bible is pretty much exclusive to the U.S., not "Western society".
 
 
Jul 25, 2010
I don't know why anyone would think this has anything to do with religion except the ignorant.

Swearing on the Bible is widely accepted in Western society as a way of saying "I'm telling the truth". The reasons why that is accepted are historically tied to religion, but the phrase itself bears little relationship to the "religion" associated with the book. In fact, as a follower of that book, I argue that the Bible actually tells us not to do that!!

You're reading far to much into the statement and misunderstanding the cartoon.
 
 
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Jan 14, 2010
The bible hair isn't quite so much curly but it does have an extra kink - but you'd expect it to be pretty kinky wouldn't you? (google the 'meaning of kinky')
 
 
Jan 13, 2010
I think the bible is written on a different hair notice how it is curlier than the first two?
 
 
 
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