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Is it illegal to start a cult following after a specific person? (Who is unaware of it)

Evening everyone Me and a couple of friends have been joking about and making a cult out of one of our teachers at school, if the school authorities were to catch us, would we be breaking the law to ...
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Are Satanists legal in the US?

I heard that Satanists in USA are legal and are even represented in the counsil of the churches and have "study books" used in school. In Russia there is a law that acts which are done to harm ...
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Are there countries that prohibit charging interest?

Is it true that Saudi Arabia prohibits charging interest? What about UAE? Are there any states actually prohibit interest rates?
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Does a judge applying ideas of a religion to judge, violate the right of freedom of religion?

Suppose a judge applies ideas of Christiany to judge what's right or wrong about what a person did. Or a judge in a buddhist country applying ideas of what's good custom/tradition for Buddhism. Some ...
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Can a person legally convert to any religion including very minor religions in India or disavow all religion?

Say a person in India wants to change his religion in Government certificates like the Aadhar card (UID) to say "Pastafarianism" or "Ancient Greek Religion" (think Zeus) or "Scientology". Does the ...
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Is it legal to deny a priest a job because he's atheist

Hypothetically, if you had an Atheist looking to make money by becoming a priest, would the church be legally allowed to deny him the job because of his religion (or lack of), assuming he's still ...
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Would it be against the law/human rights for the government to monitor all mosques? (UK Law)

I am of the belief that in my country (England) the government needs to start monitoring ALL mosques on at least a biannual basis similair to the way schools are monitored by OFSTED. I believe this ...
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Establishing Religious Freedom for Otherwise Illegal Worship Practices

I am interested in formalizing and seeking recognition for the religious use of psychedelic drugs in the US via an institution similar but not identical to the Santo Daime Church. To be clear, this is ...
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Does nationality affect punishments under the Kuwait system of justice?

I saw another American steal some expensive items in Kuwait. He was dragged away by the hisbah and some Kuwaiti national guard. I can understand some Arabic from being in Iraq and I'm pretty sure I ...
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Has being a clergyman or bona fide religious person been a defense to the charge of “practicing law”?

I'm wondering because here's what I am thinking. Religion is inextricably connected to whether something seems like the "right thing to do." Often, people struggle with what the "right thing to do" ...
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Converting to a minority religion in India?

What if one wanted to convert to minority religion in India. The problem is it may not have a registered religious organisation associated in India. Is religious choice in India restricted a few ...
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Would an online employment directory for graduates of Christian Colleges be discriminatory?

I recently read an article describing an employer who was trying to recruit Christian workers because he felt they were more honest. The article claims this behavior is breaking Federal Anti-...
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Is any group required to get parental permission to permit attendance by a minor in the US?

First, this follow up question was sparked from this previous question, which can be summed up as "are there restrictions on parental rights to limit a minor's association." I'm assuming we are not ...
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Are there restrictions on parental rights to limit a minor's association?

At what age does an individual gain the right to associate freely? For example, could parents bar contact with volunteers from a LBGTQ group to a child if the parents were (by ideal/simplified ...
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Why does Dubai (and other countries) imprison women who report being raped?

Most of us have heard the grotesque stories about rape victims in Dubai (and probably other countries as well), who have been imprisoned for pre-marital sex after reporting being raped to the local ...