GUILFORD COUNT, NC (Roto Reuters) Last week Guilford County judges rejected an offer by the Greensboro Islamic center to donate copies of the Quran prompting The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to appeal to the state’s judges. The Administrative Office of the Courts will ask the opinion of the state’s judges when they meet this week at judicial conferences in Asheville and Wrightsville Beach, said Dick Ellis, a spokesman for the office.
Presently anyone who objects to using the Bible to may take an oath by raising their hand and affirm to tell the truth.
This move has prompted the American Atheist Society to ask that atheists also be allowed to take an oath on an object that meets their approval. Dee Nygod, a spokesman for AAS, has requested that North Carolina courtrooms also supply and make available objects that respect the beliefs or nonbeliefs of atheists by allowing them to take an oath on for example a bowl of primordial soup. "To us life could be called sacred and so the means of the development of life would also be sacred. A bowl of amino acids charged with electricity from an AA battery would be quite appropriate. Alternatively a small machine that simulates the type of hydrothermal vents called Black smokers would also be suitable for for those of us who follow this model of the creation of life. Or perhaps a small meteor for those who follow the Fred Hoyle hypothesis of terrestrial microbiological life being seeded from an Extraterrestrial life source."