First off: Please let's behave here Who thinks that the separation of Church and State works? If so why, if not why? This comes about from learning about the new language in court where you only "affirm" to tell the truth. Some criminals are religious zealouts and that is about the only thing they take seriously, now if they do not have to swear on an object they think is holy I would think they would be more adept to lie. Or how about an atheist, if they don't think that there will be any consequences in the afterlife because they don't believe in it, would they be more likely to lie? Mods: Please remove this if it is too out of line.