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nick keighley's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by nick keighley

Comment 5 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee :

He makes some good points that religions and religionists should not receive any special treatment or privileges, but then seems to conclude under point 14 that employers should not normally have the right to ban employees from wearing religious symbols whilst at work! Why not?

because it does no harm to others

Surely most people would agree that an employer should have the right to require that its employees do not wear a swastika,

a ridiculous comparison

if it feels it doesn't represent the company or portray the right image, so why should they not be able to do the same with any religious symbol?

how far do you take it? crosses, fish symbols, hindu good luck symbols, wedding rings, jewish head-gear, sikh turbans, hindu face markings, hindu hand painting, horse shoes, rabbits feet.

I worked with a guy who had a bible on his book shelf. Would you ban that? Would you ban evolutionary or atheist works?

to be honest I don't want to live in your society. To me the good thing about secualrism is tolerance.

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:15:21 UTC | #948008