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Friday, October 24, 2014

How Marijuana Is A Defended Religious RIGHT In America

A lot of people are unaware that anyone's Religion in America has Freedoms apart from Christianity. In fact, some people don't even believe other religions exist, even religions that are 12% of Earth's population. If you have never heard of "Shiva" he is worshiped by certain groups of Hindus and Certain groups of Buddhists. He is also worshiped in his "pre-Shiva" form, which is "Rudra". So if we get into all of Shiva's forms, it could be more than 12%. But Shiva himself is worshiped by 12% of the planet.

Here are what India calls "Sadhu"s, they worship Shiva by smoking Marijuana or Hash out of a pipe or paper, but usually a "Chillum" pipe. They wear Rudraksha beads to represent Rudra and the Smoke Marijuana to Represnt Shiva. I do the same. Just because I am in America, does not mean my religion does not exist. I was arrested in Texas for this and they acted like ther ewas no way my religion could possibly involve Marijuana. But I was also 14 and 17 when these happened, so it's not their fault, they just didn't want to listen to a kid. But they were and are dead wrong.

American Laws Protect A Few Different Things:

Smoking Marijuana in Public For Shiva Festivals
Religious Public Speech is protected by these rulings, which were both MEANT to defend the most extreme of groups, since they both ruled this way in defense of the Ku Klux Klan.


NO law shall be made to promote or hinder a religion.

Laws may not be passed that decide how religious doctrine should work
No one has to prove anything about their religion in court unless they want to
You do not have to define a supreme being. They specifically note that Texas law does not define a supreme being.
This ruling says that individuals do not have religious exemption in the context of a job
But religious companies can reject laws they do not agree with according to the Hobby Lobby Ruling.
Also, Ayahuasca has been ruled legal for religious use by the supreme court, and it is protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
 

9 comments:

  1. In the Meyer decision for the 10 Circuit Court of Appeals the definition of what a religion looks like and whether a marijuana minister can defend religious use was called into question under the Freedom of Religion Reformation Act. http://brothersformercy.net/brothersformercy.net/brothersformercy.com/knhtreatise.pdf

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    1. What was a "Marijuana Minister" was his religion older than 1975? That is how it would have not been protected under the RRFA.

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    2. Great info and all but it doesn't say but maybe between the lines? if you can smoke marijuana in Texas and not be arrested or prosecuted or possess it.

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  2. when my buddy got busted fro growing the first thing the cops asked him (all accusatory, of course!) was "Are you Hindu?" and I always assumed that was why - thank Gaga I live in Colorado now where it is legal for all adults, even just for fun!

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    1. I told them I was smoking Marijuana for God all the way to the cell and on Probation, they just wouldn't listen. But this is definitely a real religion that is really defended.

      I'm in Colorado too now, and I got a medical card, so it's a lot better here.

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  3. Religion
    Title VII defines “religion” to include “all aspects of religious observance and practice as well as belief.”[19] Religion includes not only traditional, organized religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, but also religious beliefs that are new, uncommon, not part of a formal church or sect, only subscribed to by a small number of people, or that seem illogical or unreasonable to others.[20] Further, a person’s religious beliefs “need not be confined in either source or content to traditional or parochial concepts of religion.”[21] A belief is “religious” for Title VII purposes if it is “‘religious’ in the person’s own scheme of things,”[22] i.e., it is “a sincere and meaningful belief that occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to that filled by … God.”[23] An employee’s belief or practice can be “religious” under Title VII even if the employee is affiliated with a religious group that does not espouse or recognize that individual’s belief or practice, or if few – or no – other people adhere to it.[24]
    Religious beliefs include theistic beliefs as well as non-theistic “moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong which are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views.”[25] Although courts generally resolve doubts about particular beliefs in favor of finding that they are religious,[26] beliefs are not protected merely because they are strongly held. Rather, religion typically concerns “ultimate ideas” about “life, purpose, and death.”[27] Social, political, or economic philosophies, as well as mere personal preferences, are not “religious” beliefs protected by Title VII.[28]
    Religious observances or practices include, for example, attending worship services, praying, wearing religious garb or symbols, displaying religious objects, adhering to certain dietary rules, proselytizing or other forms of religious expression, or refraining from certain activities. Determining whether a practice is religious turns not on the nature of the activity, but on the employee’s motivation. The same practice might be engaged in by one person for religious reasons and by another person for purely secular reasons. Whether or not the practice is “religious” is therefore a situational, case-by-case inquiry.[29] For example, one employee might observe certain dietary restrictions for religious reasons while another employee adheres to the very same dietary restrictions but for secular (e.g., health or environmental) reasons.[30] In that instance, the same practice might in one case be subject to reasonable accommodation under Title VII because an employee engages in the practice for religious reasons, and in another case might not be subject to reasonable accommodation because the practice is engaged in for secular reasons.
    http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/religion.html #localCannabisChurch
    Compliance Manual Section 12 - Religious Discrimination
    PURPOSE: This transmittal covers the issuance of Section 12 of the new Compliance Manual on “Religious Discrimination.” The section provides guidance and instructions for investigating and analyzing charges alleging discrimination based on religion.
    EEOC.GOV
    https://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/religion.html

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  4. HOW TO USE CANNABIS SPIRITUALLY
    Step 1 - Give thanks to the Creator; hold the intention of gratitude and love in both heart and mind before initiating the Cannabis session.
    Step 2 - Inhale a puff of Cannabis and retain in lungs in a relaxed manner.
    Step 3 - While savoring this sacred breath, witness the euphoric 'high' as it enters the lungs and steadily engulfs the body paying particular attention to heartfelt love and gratitude.
    Step 4 - Exhale while remaining focused on your observation of the high state now present in the body and mind. Let thoughts continue to slip away to the point that only awareness of gratitude and love remains.
    Step 5 - Knowing that the Cannabis consciousness 'high' is a sacred tradition utilized as a catalyst of communion with all creation providing an opportunity for boundless spiritual enlightenment, tranquilly continue your focus on gratitude and love recognizing the 'high' will become greatly amplified as you proceed with your Cannabis session.
    420 song of the day. #OneLove #CannabisFaithHealing #SparkTheChange #BeTheCannabisFaithful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4lKJ3s9JRw

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  5. We honestly and in good faith believe Cannabis is a great gift from our Creator. We believe that religion is instituted of the Creator, the ultimate Supreme Being ; and that the human family are amenable to Creator, and to Creator only, for the exercise of it, unless their religious opinions prompt them to infringe upon the rights and liberties of others; but we do not believe that human law has a right to interfere in prescribing rules of worship to bind the consciences of the human family , nor dictate forms for public or private devotion; that the civil magistrate should restrain crime, but never control conscience; should punish guilt, but never suppress the freedom of the soul. We claim the right of worshiping Almighty Creator according to the dictates of our own conscience, and we allow all human family the same right. We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby one religious society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual rights, and the individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied. We will appeal to the civil law for redress of all wrongs and grievances, where personal abuse is inflicted or the right of property or character infringed. We believe Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; that this right includes the freedom to change his religion or belief, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or beliefs in teaching, practice, worship and observance. https://www.facebook.com/groups/425740227580428/

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