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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

As Opposed to What? People care deeply about their religion. More deeply than they care about your democracy. If your democracy sets up laws that conflict with religious duties in ways that matter, ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

In addition to the other great answers, a strong belief system of some sort, either a religion or a national purpose or some other ideology, is helpful in keeping the nation from disintegrating into ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

What's the alternative? Your question asks why countries protect "freedom of belief, faith and worship." Think about what a country would look like that did not protect these things. The ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

Religious freedom is part of the Peace of Westphalia, a pair of treaties that ended the Thirty Years War in 1648. Prior to these treaties, the rule was Cuius regio, eius religio (literally: "...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

Because of history When modern Western democracies were first being formed, being religious was the norm, so religion had legitimacy by default. There continue to be many religious people today (...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

Because it makes sense to do so. What you call "fairy tales" is a huge part of people's belief systems, in some cases coming before notions of nationhood. In the past, governments trying to ...
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What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices

The source of morality At the end of the day everybody needs to have an answer to the question "Why?". Even if that answer is "I live to further the Cause of Evolution". The answer ...
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