Scientology now a religion in the UK

The Herald reports:

Scientology has been recognised officially as a “religion” in Britain after the country’s highest court swept aside 158 years of law to rule that worshipping a god is not essential to religion.

Five Supreme Court justices redefined religion in law in order to enable Scientologists to conduct weddings.

If anyone can set up a religion, it makes me wonder whether religions should have any special rights under the law. I’m all for having the right to believe or follow any religion you want to, but the state should not be recognising what is a religion, and granting religions certain rights.

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