EU QUANGO INVOKES HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL RELIGIONS – There have been numerous articles in the press over the last year regarding employers giving employees special privileges to those who practice their faith.
This extends to allowing Muslims to skip work so that they can pray five times a day to Christians being allowed to wear the Crucifix.
At first non-Muslims felt that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed special privileges that would allow them to skip work to pray. On the other side of the fence Muslims found it offensive when people wore the crucifix. Under new EU regulations employers and employees are bound by Human Rights that allow any group to practice their religious beliefs at the work place.
The new rules now also includes Druids’, Vegans, Vegetarians, Atheists, Ecologists and Green Activists, although I am unsure how the EU Quango came to the conclusion that Vegans, Vegetarians, Ecologist or Green Activists qualify as a ‘religion’. Maybe they know something I don’t or they are simply too heavily medicated to comprehend any form of reality.
Like it or not that’s the new directives from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and I am sure you will be delighted to know that your hard earned taxes are put to good use… or not.
Under the new rules employers are not put under increasing strain to mollycoddle to any of these groups, whether you deem them religious or not, which could lead to an increase in employees taking employers to tribunals for even the slightest mistermeaner to their rights.
It’s not just the legal implications of having to cater for all type of rights but also the costs of allowing employees to take time off work, with pay, to practice their faith. Yes, we already have this in place with the Muslims but now Druids, for example, will be within their rights to take time off for religious events, such as the Summer Solstice.
Wait, it gets better than that… Under the directives of the ECHR a Vegan or Vegetarian can legally refuse to work with any type of meat – even if their current job specification requires. This will mean that the employer will either have to find them some other work within the workplace or simply let them sit around and get paid for doing nothing.
I believe in the fundamental rights and wrongs; that is we know if something is right or wrong and we really don’t need some overpaid bunch of idiots in some far away Quango, which are so out of touch with reality that it is scary, to tell me what is right and wrong.
What is wrong here is that the EU feels this needs legislating which says a lot about how they perceive our intelligence to be. What offends me further is that fact that taxpayer’s money is used to come up with the nonsense and pay a bunch of moronic control freaks to do so.
I am an Atheist and it’s my right to be so but that doesn’t mean I have the right to force my beliefs on you or anyone else.
The more I look at religion the more I treat it with the contempt it deserves as it continuously invades all aspects of life whether we want it or not.
We, in the West, continuously moan about and berate Islam, and for good reason, but we also, like the Muslims, like to ram religious beliefs down the throats of others. If those so-called people of ‘God’ (regardless of the God they worship) had any sense of moral fortitude or responsibility they would practice their religion within the confines of their own homes and religion, regardless of what form it takes, has no place in the workplace.
Considering I’m broke and work for basically nothing I’m wondering now if I should go and find a job with some really big company. Doesn’t matter which job but what does matter is what I can get out of the employer in compensation. It is a fact that if I worked with religious people, or any denomination, I could cite this as being a direct attack on my Human Rights and therefore claim that I am forced out of work due to my beliefs. Isn’t that how this could play out – Muslims refusing to work with Christians and vice versa?
We all have a choice and I certainly to believe that in order to get along we should not ram our beliefs down each other’s throats and we certainly should not use these beliefs in the work place for our own religious agenda. Finally you might ask yourself why EU Quangos such as these are perceived to be required in the first place. It is, in my view, another totalitarianism move by the every growing EU communist state.