Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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Nice Guys Finish Last 30 6, 6:08pm

@Xaphan There are several reasons, not all of them clean, but one of the main reasons to recognize a religion (not making it a state religion) stems from the legal standpoint of protecting religious freedom (you must know what you're protecting).

The issue is not that they are allowed religious symbols for religious reasons, but not for non-religious ones (and that has nothing to do with recognizing a religion), is that in many of the discord cases they are not allowed to wear them at all for any reason, except in a couple instances where they are allowed in strictly and clear non-religious ways (e.g. banning islamic female headgear, or banning crosses in public but allowing them as part of a gothic-esque image).