Are courtrooms based on churches?
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18-02-2015, 08:22 AM
Are courtrooms based on churches?
Are courts are set up just like a church or is it just a coincidence? The judge wears a black robe and sits up on an alter higher than everybody else. Also, everyone must genuflect and stand as the robed one enters the room. Then the lawyers gather around the altar and gaze up in amazement at the almighty one as they await the final interpretation of the sacred 'law.'
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18-02-2015, 08:34 AM
RE: Are courtrooms based on churches?
(18-02-2015 08:22 AM)Anti Wrote:  Are courts are set up just like a church or is it just a coincidence? The judge wears a black robe and sits up on an alter higher than everybody else. Also, everyone must genuflect and stand as the robed one enters the room. Then the lawyers gather around the altar and gaze up in amazement at the almighty one as they await the final interpretation of the sacred 'law.'

Judicial robes, academic robes, and ecclesiastic robes share a common root in the garb of the Middle Ages.

And no one genuflects when the judge enters the court.

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18-02-2015, 08:41 AM
RE: Are courtrooms based on churches?
(18-02-2015 08:22 AM)Anti Wrote:  Also, everyone must genuflect and stand ...

Do you know what genuflect means?

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18-02-2015, 09:10 AM
RE: Are courtrooms based on churches?
If you don't like the word 'genuflect' then take it out. priest or judge - the people still stand when they enter the room.

Does anyone even genuflect in church?

The only time I see people genuflecting is in politics. I just used the word because its funny.
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18-02-2015, 09:43 AM
Are courtrooms based on churches?
As a former Catholic, I know better than many what "genuflect" means. You used it wrong.
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18-02-2015, 09:47 AM
RE: Are courtrooms based on churches?
(18-02-2015 09:10 AM)Anti Wrote:  If you don't like the word 'genuflect' then take it out. priest or judge - the people still stand when they enter the room.

Does anyone even genuflect in church?

The only time I see people genuflecting is in politics. I just used the word because its funny.

I think you use the word because it's kinda big and you think it makes you seem smart.
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18-02-2015, 10:05 AM
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Who knew you people had such an emotional attachment to the that word?

Just take it out if you don't like it.
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18-02-2015, 10:11 AM
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(18-02-2015 10:05 AM)Anti Wrote:  Who knew you people had such an emotional attachment to the that word?

Just take it out if you don't like it.
Or.... you learn what it means before you tell us how to use it.
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18-02-2015, 10:18 AM
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(18-02-2015 10:11 AM)LostLocke Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 10:05 AM)Anti Wrote:  Who knew you people had such an emotional attachment to the that word?

Just take it out if you don't like it.
Or.... you learn what it means before you tell us how to use it.
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So why are courtrooms based on churches?
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18-02-2015, 11:13 AM
RE: Are courtrooms based on churches?
(18-02-2015 10:18 AM)Anti Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 10:11 AM)LostLocke Wrote:  Or.... you learn what it means before you tell us how to use it.
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So why are courtrooms based on churches?

You have given no reason to believe they are.

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