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Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« on: December 11, 2013, 06:15:54 PM »
Surely this is now a chink in the British armour that resisted scientology? This judges decision gives validity to this insidious cult being given status as a religion and therefore become tax free.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25331754
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Re: Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 07:57:48 PM »
I am sure that they realize the same criteria that disqualifies Scientology as a religion also disqualifies the Anglican Church, the Catholic Church, the Mormons, the Muslims and the Jehovah's Witnesses. :P
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 03:38:33 PM »
I am sure that they realize the same criteria that disqualifies Scientology as a religion also disqualifies the Anglican Church, the Catholic Church, the Mormons, the Muslims and the Jehovah's Witnesses. :P

Well, not the Anglican Church. It is given a special status under Bristish law above and seperate from all other religions.
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Re: Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 05:42:16 PM »
I am sure that they realize the same criteria that disqualifies Scientology as a religion also disqualifies the Anglican Church, the Catholic Church, the Mormons, the Muslims and the Jehovah's Witnesses. :P

Well, not the Anglican Church. It is given a special status under Bristish law above and seperate from all other religions.

See, they already have a problem, then. Some religions are more equal than others. :P
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 08:15:21 AM »
Well, not the Anglican Church. It is given a special status under Bristish law above and seperate from all other religions.

See, they already have a problem, then. Some religions are more equal than others. :P

There isn't a pretense of equality. Anglicanism is the official religion of Great Britan. State funds are used to refurbish and preserve churches and so forth.
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Re: Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 12:45:44 PM »
That's what I mean.

If you accept one version of supernatural belief as real and even give it special status, it makes it much harder to say other supernatural beliefs are not real. I know governments and countries do that all the time (see Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia) but the UK is trying to be a modern, secular-ish, rational country, not a dictatorship or a theocracy.

Similar to Israel, where they are trying to balance the whole "Jewish state" thing with the fact that most Jews there are actually secular and lots of the truly religious people aren't Jewish! No wonder the center cannot hold.

I also find it interesting that neither Israel nor the UK has a democratic constitution. Could it be that you can't easily call yourself a democracy and still privilege one religion over all others?    :?
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Supreme Court judges allow Scientology wedding
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 11:48:21 PM »
So can the "dreaded" Shariah law be far behind? That scares the shit out of most Protestant countries
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