That passage is so loosely worded it basically justifies anything anyone does for any reason as long as they throw out the magical 'r' word.AndySixx wrote: ↑Nov 9th, 2017 4:22 pmWith so few other Muslims covering their faces like this, how does it give credence to the argument that this is some sort of essential function of their religion?
I really had no opinion about the merits of the case but with what you cited I'd say it gives Quebec even more validity.
Does someone hold a sincere belief that God requires them to be armed to the teeth at all times even though the leaders and fellow adherents of their religion vehemently disagree and state the person is just mentally ill? It's allowed under the charter!
Polygamy, Warren Jeffs style? Allowed!
Advertising a Jonestown kool-aid party? Allowed!
Distributing terror material as part of your holy books to get closer to God? Allowed! (even though it's illegal)
FGM? Allowed! (though this is also illegal)
Not letting black people in your church, home, or business because you believe they're the spawn of satan (like a certain US religion does)? Allowed!
Not seeing a doctor for your HIV infection because God will cure you? Completely fine!