Posted by: bravo22c | 30/04/2010

Hurrah. We now have a Legal Precedent…

…for ignoring the tenets of organised superstition when it comes to the Law.  This Judge, has explicitly enshrined the principle of one law for all in his decision:

Lord Justice Laws ruled that while everyone had the right to hold religious beliefs, those beliefs themselves had no standing under the law.

“In the eye of everyone save the believer, religious faith is necessarily subjective, being incommunicable by any kind of proof or evidence,” he told the court.

While acknowledging the profound influence of Judeo-Christian traditions over many centuries, he insisted that no religious belief itself could be protected under the law “however long its tradition, however rich its culture”.

“The promulgation of law for the protection of a position held purely on religious grounds cannot therefore be justified,” he said.

“It is irrational, as preferring the subjective over the objective. But it is also divisive, capricious and arbitrary.”

So, can we now expect that all NHS ward staff will have to adhere to hygiene regulations, that all UK residents will have to abide by the laws about concealing their faces in public places – just as all must abide by the laws about, say, smoking in public places – and that all UK schoolchildren will have to abide by the rules about school uniform, with no legal discrimination against young female pupils?

I’m not holding my breath.

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