Chapter 20 » 20.50

Honesty and integrity

Oaths and affirmation

The deeper meaning of simplicity can be seen in the stand of Friends against the taking of oaths. Friends believe that their word should be accepted at any time among all persons and thus [uphold] the right to stand simply on their own word rather than swearing on the Bible or before God, a witness which has gained recognition in modern legal practice.

Faith and practice, North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative), 1983

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