Surely if religious beliefs are more important than safety other things are too?
in my case, initially, with the police, even arguing that safety was more important than safety, failed..
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RetroPilot wrote:More importantly, I’ve claimed that it’s a clear indication that our regulators do not take our safety as seriously as they make out. How can our safety be paramount when an exemption can be claimed on religious grounds?
that's right...if safety is important and absolute enough to have laws on it, how can it not trump everything?
In fact, I see a concern there with those religious group exceptions. I wonder if it has already come up and been tried.
Case, in Madlandia (which is where we all live)
Minority X asserts his religious exemption from wearing helmet.
He crashes, incurs a head injury which helmet would have prevented, but religious headgear X did not.
He sues claiming that he was in fact discriminated against by being exempted from the protection of a law which protected everyone else.
You would think that this would fail on the basis that he was never denied the opportunity to comply if he wanted to, he was granted the right not to comply if he wanted to.
But there he is, with his head cracked, turban all bloody too, because of his membership of that religion.He was denied protection and safety mandated for almost everyone else, and suffered because of all of that.
He was denied his right to be forced to be safe, even though he wanted to be unsafe.
Yes, it's nuts, but we do live in Madlandia.
RetroPilot wrote:He sues claiming that he was in fact discriminated against
fat and old wrote:And I don't think Victoria has ever had the relaxed approach to boating/fishing that Qld has. First time at a Qld ramp I went into shock when I saw it was free and that the locals weren't arming up with fillet knives before trying to launch
Thoglette wrote:RetroPilot wrote:He sues claiming that he was in fact discriminated against
Got the cite for that?
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