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IMHO – the easiest way around this going forward and avoid losing a court case is for the business to say “I can’t get any of our staff to decorate the cake with the wording you require due to their religious beliefs; otherwise we would be pleased to do what we can to serve you”. Make it about the individuals rather than the business refusing business. This way the courts would then not be able to attack the business for discrimination and would then need to attack the individual employee’s human rights – which rights would ultimately be supported by the court as the employee is not transacting commercially with the customer but the business is.

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People would rather use faith because they do not want to be apart of a religion.

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In the novel A Portrait of The Artist as Young Man by James Joyce, readers see Stephen go through life with faith, surrounded by others with faith and religious activities....

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The main character—Father Brown—in “The Eye of Apollo” combines his reasoning with his religious ideals and beliefs, or we can say his faith in God leads him to the truth of the crime....

Throughout history faith as basis of knowledge has been regarded as a controversial issue, especially in religion.

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In the Islāmic faith the custom of a woman covering herself in a hijab, modest clothing which covers the hair, neck and ears, is inexorably entangled with the religion, when in fact, the custom comes from Shari law, and not from the Qur’an....

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A balanced appraisal of all the relevant passages brings to light the Catholic doctrine: we should have great trust and confidence in the grace and mercy of God, who wishes us to be saved; but at the same time we must avoid the presumption of prematurely claiming an absolute certainty of our own personal salvation.

Luther and Calvin found this element of uncertainty about their own salvation difficult to live with, and they imagined that they found in St. Paul's teaching about "justification by faith apart from works" the promise of that certainty which they longed for.

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Indeed, it does not deal with certain matters of great theological importance, such as Luther's understanding of faith as "fiduciary" faith (confidence in Christ's merits - a confusion between the theological virtues of faith and hope), nor of his understanding of justification as a purely extrinsic imputation of righteousness.

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District Judge Brownlie had concluded that the appellants’ actions amounted to direct discrimination contrary to Regulation 5(1) of the 2006 Regulations. Moreover, she stated that, even if she had been persuaded that the McArthurs had not been aware of Mr Lee’s religious belief and/or political opinion, she would have found that they had discriminated against him by treating him less favourably on the grounds of their own religious beliefs and political opinion. She considered that she was required to read down the 2006 Regulations and the 1998 Order so as to include reasonable accommodation for the manifestation of the appellants’ beliefs; however, the relevant anti-discrimination provisions were necessary in a democratic society and were a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aim of protecting Mr Lee’s rights and freedoms. To do otherwise would be to allow religious belief to dictate what the law is. The McArthurs were entitled to continue to hold their genuine and deeply held religious beliefs and to manifest them, but that had to be done in accordance with the law – and that included not manifesting them in the commercial sphere if the manner of doing so was contrary to the rights of others. In any event, she found that the anti-discrimination provisions in the relevant legislation were a proportionate interference permitted under Article 10(2) ECHR.

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His Lordship noted that Northern Ireland had a large and strong faith community many of whom took an active part in commerce; and it was important that such people should continue to contribute to the well-being of the Northern Ireland economy and that there should be no chill factor to their participation [49]. He noted, however, that there was a long history of discrimination against the LGBT community: homosexual acts in private between consenting males were criminalised until 1985 and gay men were reluctant to expose their sexuality and some were subjected to blackmail and other intimidation. The potential for conflict between the rights of the LGBT community and the religious community had, unfortunately, long been a feature of public debate in Northern Ireland and the strongest opposition to the decriminalisation of homosexual acts between consenting males came from the religious community. It was obviously important that the LGBT community should feel able to participate in the commercial life of the community freely and transparently [50].