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SURVEY: Should clothing with religious symbolism be outlawed?

SURVEY: Should items of clothing with religious symbolism be outlawed?   115 members have voted

  1. 1. Should items of clothing with religious symbolism be outlawed?

    • Yes, all clothing with religious symbolism should be outlawed in public.
      34
    • No, they should be permitted in public.
      50
    • There should be restrictions on wearing clothing with religious symbolism in the work place.
      25

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SURVEY:   Should clothing with religious symbolism be outlawed?

 

There has been a fair amount of discussion about clothing, such as the hijab, the yarmulkes and even the Sikh Turban.   In your opinion, do you believe that items of clothing with religious symbolism should be outlawed in public?   This survey does not include items of jewelry which may include necklaces, broaches, or earrings which may be religious in nature.

 

https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/973635-eu-headscarf-ban-ruling-sparks-faith-group-backlash/#comment-11711878

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I voted no. As with many things, the devil is in the details. Freedom of thought, expression should be limited only when clearly trampling on the equal rights of others. So wear your headscarves, crosses, etc. As to the full coverings making personal facial recognition blocked? No. In today's society, full facial recognition can be argued as the greater value. Thus, no motorcycle helmets, ski masks, etc in the banks, airports or any public spaces. Business dress codes present a more involved question...still, human rights do not stop at the door of the workplace. More complicated but I would start from this understanding.

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I voted no, except for the workplace. I would extend that to include activity as part of any organization. The wishes of management regarding dress code have to be followed, especially for civil servants.

Another point is school - I think religious clothing should not be accepted in public schools, nor should pupils be excused from swimming or sports or any other course on religious grounds.

 

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Although I voted no I would like to see two exceptions. No full face covering. Despite all the claims, it is not a religious requirement. And swimming attire only in a swimming pool. Anything else is unhygienic.

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I voted no, any government of any country who allow people to walk about in public with their faces covered are showing contempt for the safety of any people who are in that country, motor bike helmets should be taken off apart from when the rider is using the bike, and there is that Muslim thingy that hides the face of women with only the eyes being seen, it has been proved before that it can disguise criminal and terrorist activity. But crosses, or Buddah things etc, are harmless and should be left alone.

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Impose restrictions.... certainly in the workplace, but other areas may also warrant some form of restrictions (in banks?). Restrictions could impose modifications to outfits, such as ensuring faces must be uncovered (for security reasons)... but this would perhaps also mean the removal of "hoodies" from clothing, as they too, cover the face

 

a no vote removes certain freedoms that have always existed, only making a ban on "religious " clothing is discriminatory. "Uniforms" are symbolic of belonging to a group, such as a school, or branch of armed forces, or similar.... and these groups won't loose their unique clothing style, so it just isn't fair

 

i would howerever, vote yes, to ban football hooligans dressing up in their clubs colors, as a rallying point for violent actions and the likes

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People can and should exercise their religions at home and should not exhibit these in public. I have no objection to people wearing crosses, Stars of David or other insignia  indicating a religious belief, but I feel that otherwise nothing further should be demonstrated in public. This applies to all religions with the exception, of course, of people exercising duties in their religions, i.e. Monks, priests, Rabbis Imams etc.

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1 hour ago, possum1931 said:

I voted no, any government of any country who allow people to walk about in public with their faces covered are showing contempt for the safety of any people who are in that country, motor bike helmets should be taken off apart from when the rider is using the bike, and there is that Muslim thingy that hides the face of women with only the eyes being seen, it has been proved before that it can disguise criminal and terrorist activity. But crosses, or Buddah things etc, are harmless and should be left alone.

Possum .... lol.... Your comments suggest you should have voted yes,

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Who has the right to tell another person that their religious beliefs ie clothing are outlawed? If this is the case, then outlaw foods, buildings etc and so the list can and should go on. If this is to occur and then ultimately we ban religions, which many would like.

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1 hour ago, Jimeo47 said:

All religions should be outlawed. Or taxed.

Religions were invented to control the masses through fear and oppression.

Including atheism...

 

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9 minutes ago, farcanell said:

Possum .... lol.... Your comments suggest you should have voted yes,

:sorry:

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1 minute ago, hawker9000 said:

Including atheism...

 

Atheism is a disbelief, or lack of belief in a religion... and there is no "code of conduct" involved. One simply follows ones moral compass.

 

ergo, there is nothing tangible about it that can be banned.... in fact, quite the opposite, as history has seen non believers persecuted, and forced to accept (or outwardly admit) to a religious belief

 

the same goes for communism or other forms of socio politically induced/enforced cultures, as these are not religions or beliefs

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5 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

:sorry:

Lol... now you need to revote twice, to offset your previous 👍

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