Four examples of freedom of thought about cannabis and psychedelics are compared with 50 beliefs lacking empirical support.

Slovenian residents' legal entitlement to these beliefs was assessed, regardless of their actual prevalence.

Beliefs were considered as not worth having in the abstract, e.g. believing in the right to self-mummification has no value if you won't actually be allowed to do it.

Some like-minded beliefs were grouped as one, e.g. doomsday cults and religions.

An atypical profile for the cannabis and psilocybin beliefs is revealed by a breakdown analysis.

100% of the four representative pro-drug beliefs: mushrooms can cause revelatory life-changing  experiences; cannabis can reduce pain; and beliefs in the right to cultivate cannabis and psilocybin, were illegal. Their constitutional status is unclear.

Of 50 non-drug beliefs, seven (14%) were considered to be illegal in Slovenia, and legal problems were detected in four more (combined total 22%). Seven of these 11 (64%) were rated a real or suspected public health issue.

Five (10%) of these other beliefs were reasoned to be unconstitutional, and four more raised concerns (combined total 18%). Six of these nine (67%) were also flagged for public health. Altogether 14 of the 50 non-drug beliefs (28%) were flagged for this. Four more were suspected (combined total 36%).

26 (52%) of the non-drug beliefs were marked as dangerous woo woo, while 15 (30%) were awarded harmless woo woo status, with one additional suspect in each of these categories.

This is an open-ended discussion. If you believe a belief has been mislabelled you are free to argue your beliefs at @television_si. Convincing arguments will effect change.

KEY TO CODES USED IN THE TEXT (X-axis on the chart)

C = cult or collective illusion
D = dangerous woo woo
E = economic effects
I = illegal
H = harmless woo woo
P = public health danger
R = religion or folklore
S = scientism, or erodes trust in science
C = constitutionally protected belief
U = unconstitutional belief
? adds uncertainty to one preceding code


CARGO CULT                                                                           CY
MOSES, ANGELS, SERPENT                                                       RY
JEHOVAH'S WITNESS TRANSFUSIONS                                 D?RY?
EVIL SPIRITS, CHALEDA, CHUREL                                          ERY
PROCTER & GAMBLE ARE SATAN                                         EHY?
HUNGRY GHOSTS                                                                 HRY
ROPE TO HEAVEN                                                                 HRY
LILITH                                                                                    HRY
GOLEMS                                                                                 HRY
BARON SAMEDI                                                                      HRY
DANCE OF DEATH                                                                 HRY
GHOULS                                                                                 HRY
CROCODILE GOD SEBEK                                                        HRY
TREE OF ZAQQUM                                                                 HRY
COMETS AND ECLIPSES ARE OMENS                                    CDEY
GHOST DANCE AND GHOST SHIRTS                                   CDEY?
MYTHICAL BEASTS                                                               CHRY
EYE OF ATUM AND FLYING HEAD                                       CHRY
RAPTURE, GREAT TRIBULATION                                       C?P?RY
LOVITAR GODDESS OF PLAGUES                                         DERY
BRONZE AGE ANTI-IRON CULTURE                                    DERY
ERATHIPA PREGNANCY STONE                                         EH?RY
HAIR SHIRTS, MASKS AND HONEY                                    CDERY
THE DEVIL                                                                         CDERY
SHRUNKEN HEADS WON'T REVENGE                               CDIPY?
BABY TOSSING                                                                 CDI?RU?
APOCALYPSES NOW AND THEN                                         CDERY
DEMONS                                                                            CDERY
SELF-MUMMIFICATION                                                   CDI?RU?
DEMONIC POSSESSION                                                      CDRSY
INCORRUPTIBLE BODIES                                                   CEHRY
AVATARS AND SHAPESHIFTERS                                         CEHRY
NO VALENTINES                                                                EDPRU
BLACK STONE OF MECCA                                                  EHPRY
HUMAN SACRIFICE                                                          CDIPRU
WEEPING STATUES                                                          CDEI?RY
GETTING CRUCIFIED                                                       CDEPRY
CREATIONISM, MARIANISM                                             CDEPRY
72 VIRGIN HAREM IN HEAVEN                                       CDEPRY
TRANSUBSTANTIATION                                                  CDEP?RY
RELIGIOUS PROSTITUTION                                            CEI?PRY?
FAITH HEALING                                                            CDEP?RU?
SLUGGISH SCHIZOPHRENIA                                           CDEP?SU
RAT REINCARNATIONS                                                     CDIPRY
DO WHAT THOU WILT                                                       CEIRSU
ANIMAL SACRIFICE                                                           CIPRSU
VIRGIN BIRTH                                                                CDEI?PRY
SNAKE HANDLING                                                          CDEIPRY
KHMER ROUGE MEDICINE                                          CDEI?PSU?
VOLCANO-PREDICTING BLOOD                                     CDEPRSY
MUSHROOM REVELATIONS                                                  EIU?
CANNABIS CAN REDUCE PAIN                                              EIU?
RIGHT TO CULTIVATE CANNABIS                                         EIU?
RIGHT TO CULTIVATE PSILOCYBIN                                       EIU?






Priests in Italy have been using some old blood to try to predict volcanic eruptions and similar doom. As Abbot Vincenzo De Gregorio explains (or rather doesn't): "The blood has been preserved as a sign of martyrdom and thus of a faith that goes beyond human logic. This is the Treasure of San Gennaro, the real treasure."

CDEPRSY - Reliance on the unreliable volcano data provided by the blood might supplant official safety assurances, causing unnecessary evacuations, or injury after failure to predict an actual eruption. Can be seen as a cult-like subset of an official religion. [See ref. 778 here]






DERY - Among Constitutionally protected beliefs, you could be anti-iron. The ancient Egyptians regarded iron as an impure metal associated with Seth, the spirit of evil who according to their tradition governed the central deserts of Africa. Ultimately this distaste for the metal contributed to their being overwhelmed from ~800 BCE by the Assyrians, whose iron weapons were superior to the bronze ones of the Egyptians.






The Khmer Rouge based their medical policies around

"...distrust of the outside world and the almost complete isolation from the world that the regime tried to create for itself, the idea of self sufficiency, and the banishment of medical specialists from earlier regimes who were thought to be politically suspect. As a result, Khmer Rouge medicine was a heterogeneous and inefficacious mixture drawn from the traditional pharmacopea, from biomedical protocols, and from a belief in the intrinsic ability of revolutionary consciousness to prevent disease." [See ref 1149 here]

CDEI?PSU? - a dangerous collective illusion based on isolation, does not provide the best medical outcome, is political medicine. Difficult to imagine that were such a system to exist in Slovenia it would not run into legal and constitutional difficulties. [See ref 1417 here]




The Jehovah's Witnesses think they will be rejected by God if they get a blood transfusion, but are ok with tranexamic acid, prothrombin complex concentrate, or fibrin glue.

D?RY? - The medical and Constitutional status of this issue in Slovenia is unknown.




Evil spirits are posited to exist in many religions; In Hinduism beliefs in demoniacal revenants include chaleda (denied entry into the world of spirits for some heinous crime like child murder and rape), and churel (another undead spirit wandering the earth, this one female, such as a husband-murderer).

ERY - Create a problem and sell the solution - a folk remedy or ritual. These apparently harmless beliefs from, respectively, Himachal Pradesh and throughout India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and South East Asia, blur the line between life and death and are Constitutionally defensible in Slovenia.






CEIRSU - Belief in the maxim "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" of Thelema/Crowley necessarily implies some illegality when it comes to sex with sheep and so forth. Occultist books and paraphernalia for sale, appealing to a spiritual void. The belief is unconstitutional.





Is the belief that rats are reincarnations of people a Constitutionally-protected right?

"Everyday about 20,000 rats roam through the Karni Mata temple, which is located in the city of Deshnoke in northwestern India. These rats are believed to be re-incarnations of certain dead people who will eventually be reborn as higher life forms."

CDIPRY - the answer seems to be yes. The religious beliefs of Hindus are protected by the Constitution.






Is the belief that shrunken heads of slain enemies traps their soul inside and protects you from revenge a Constitutionally-protected right?

"Up until recent times, warriors of the Jivaro people of South America would cut off the head of a slain enemy and then shrink it down to a much smaller size. The warriors believed that this would trap the soul of the dead enemy inside the shrunken head and prevent it from taking revenge against the killer. For additional protection against attempts at revenge, the head would be soaked in a sacred liquid that would remove all hate from the trapped spirit and transform it into the supernatural slave of the warrior. The shrunken heads were displayed as trophies and used in religious rituals that celebrated the past victories of the tribe."

CDIPY? Leaving aside the killing itself, which might be in self-defence, the shrinking of the heads per se might be constitutionally protected as a belief. However hygiene issues and public alarm might be legal problems.





Is the belief that a stone fell from heaven to show Adam and Eve where to build an altar a Constitutionally protected belief?

"According to Islamic traditions, the Black Stone of Mecca fell directly from heaven thousands of years ago. The traditions also say that the stone has the power to cleanse a person of his sins by absorbing them into itself....According to the traditions about the stone, it fell from heaven to show Adam and Eve, who had left the Garden of Eden, where they should build an altar. The location of this altar was submerged during Noah's flood, but the stone remained at the original site and was eventually found by the Hebrew patriarch Abraham during a trip to Arabia. After he found the stone, Abraham told his son Ishmael to build a temple at the location, and this temple was the original Kaaba....Along with the Sacred Mosque of Mecca, it is annually visited by more pilgrims than any other religious site in the world."

EHPRY - despite being among the world's biggest tourist motivations, infectious transmission and frequent stampedes make religious pilgrimages a risky public health phenomenon. But all the above beliefs are protected by Slovenia's Constitution.





Is handling snakes to protect yourself from evil a Constitutionally protected belief?

"Members of [American Pentecostal] churches believe that snakes are demons in bodily form, and that handling them demonstrates God's power to protect true believers from the forces of evil. Unfortunately, more than 100 deaths from snakebites in religious services have been documented in the United States. As a result of these deaths, six southeastern states have passed laws against snake handling. But this hasn't stopped the practice, because most of the churches are located in remote rural areas where people tend to live by their own rules. Many of the bitten people believe that God will heal them and don't seek medical help, so that some cases may not be reported."

CDEIPRY - snakes are dangerous and cruelty to snakes is illegal which includes forcing them to join your religion. But it's a religion, so I guess it must be constitutionally protected.




Is the belief that greedy people will be reinacarnated as "hungry ghosts" a Constitutionally protected belief?

"One notable aspect of Buddhism is the unusual role played by strange creatures called Hungry Ghosts. These are phantom-like creatures, only half-alive, who are constantly tormented by an intense hunger. Their bodies are so starved that their arms and legs have shriveled down to mere skin and bone. But they can't eat anything, because their mouths are the size of a pin hole, and their necks are extremely long and thin. The only part of their bodies that isn't thin is the huge bloated belly. But this belly is always empty, and because it is so big, it produces intense hunger pains.

"Buddhists believe that a very greedy man will be punished in his next incarnation by being reborn as a Hungry Ghost. This punishment can result from various kinds of greed, such as a gluttonous appetite for expensive food and drink, or an obsessive lust for money and power, or a hedonistic quest for sensual pleasures."

HRY - objectively harmless, the bogey man could cause either moderate lifestyles or psychological harm.





Egyptians once believed in the Eye of Atum, which the junior god of the Egyptian creation story pulled out of his head and sent off to look for his kids Shu and Tefnut. When they came back with it, the Eye shed tears on the fertile soil which gave birth to the first men and women.

"The Iroquois Indians of the eastern United States have legends about a strange creature called the Flying Head. According to the legends, this creature originated from a head that was chopped from the body of an ancient tribal chief and thrown into a lake. Somehow this chopped-off head was transformed into a giant flying head more than six feet tall, with eyes made of fire, and fangs as sharp as needles. It flew by means of its long flowing hair which could spread out like wings to catch the wind.

"The Flying Head would descend from the sky at night and devour both humans and animals. Although it was just a head without a body, it was still big enough to eat enormous amounts of meat. The people of the region were so terrified that many of them packed up their belongings and moved to other areas. But finally the monstrous head left the region and was never seen again."

Are beliefs in such a Flying Head or the roving Eye Constitutionally protected in Slovenia?

CHRY - Neither belief in the Eye of Atum nor, despite its reputation, the Flying Head present any special problem or exception to the Constitutional law on belief.





Some people are critical of the Devil, while others worship him.

"Almost everyone has noticed that evil people often have great success in life, whereas many good people suffer terrible misfortunes. One common explanation for this injustice is that it is the work of the Devil."

Jesus took a trip up a mountain with the Devil, is that correct?

"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 'All this I will give you,' he said, 'if you will bow down and worship me.'" (Matthew 4:8-10).

Is the belief that Jesus and the Devil went hiking and took part in this power negotiation a Constitutionally protected belief?

CDERY - Obviously dangerous if you can be tortured or burned at the stake, but conversely could enhance the believers' status or notoriety in some circumstances. Satanic beliefs, whether figurative or literal, pro- or anti-, are all constitutionally safe in Slovenia. Economic effects include sales of protective paraphernalia, Halloween costumes etc..





"The Dagba people of central Africa believe that a glowing rope once dangled down from heaven to the surface of the earth. Humans could climb the rope to the upper realm and socialize with the gods who lived there. But the gods eventually got irritated because people kept asking them for favors and complaining about the hardships of life down below. The gods finally became so annoyed that they destroyed the rope and scattered the pieces across the sky. The remains of these pieces can still be seen, but they are now known as the Milky Way."

HRY - a cosmological belief of no apparent economic, health, or legal consequence.





"Many people who consume the mushrooms feel that they have entered a hidden spiritual world where they are in touch with the divine. The experience can be very powerful, and can cause permanent changes in a person's views of the world and feelings about life."

EIU? - due to the conflict between constitutional theory and the ZPPPD it is unclear if these are Constitutionally protected activities in Slovenia. In essence you are allowed to enjoy the belief, but not the practice. The authorities are entitled to be timid and clueless in regard to their own experiences but not to infringe on the experiences of others, religious or otherwise.





"When a demon gets inside a human body and gains control over it, the resulting condition is called demonic possession. Because demons are spirits, they normally aren't visible, but they can produce visible effects. Thus, when a demon gains possession of someone's body, there are usually major changes in the person's behavior. For example, possession can cause fits and convulsions, disorientation, weird facial expressions, and sudden violent actions. The condition often resembles mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder."

CDRSY - Demonic possession in Slovenia is a Constitutionally protected belief. The danger is attributable to the possible treatment exposures rather than the malady itself, which followed scientismic legal and diagnostic systems.





"One of the most controversial aspects of Islam is the belief that a devout Muslim man will find female sex slaves called Houris waiting for him in heaven after he dies. Islamic writings describe these Houris as young virgins with sparkling eyes, firm round breasts, and fair skin. In their behavior they are very modest and submissive, and always ready to do anything a man desires. Unlike normal women, they don't menstruate and they never get pregnant. They are like programmed zombies whose only purpose is to give pleasure to men.

"According to some Islamic writings, every man who goes to heaven will be given 72 Houris for his own exclusive use. In other words, he gets a heavenly harem of 72 sex slaves. Oddly, even after he acquires this harem, he may still maintain a marital relationship with his earthly wife, provided that she also makes it to heaven."

CDEPRY - suicide cults emphasising this belief cause economic harm, e.g. WTC. Reinforcement of misguided ideas about women engender public health concerns. Still, a belief in houris itself is constitutionally protected in Slovenia and not illegal.





"Some Christians believe that the bodies of very holy people are miraculously preserved indefinitely without any change at all. This isn't due to artificial preservation or mummification, but instead is a divine supernatural effect. However, it only happens to the bodies of people who were very holy. Some Christians think that these preserved bodies will be resurrected to life again during the End Times.

"Many incorrupt bodies produce a distinctive scent known as the 'Odor of Sanctity', which resembles the fragrance of rose blossoms. Some of these bodies also have a miraculous power to heal sick people who touch the preserved flesh."

CEHRY - as these remains are very old, public health issues are presumed to be negligible. Promotes tourism. Physical harmlessness differentiates this Constitutionally protected religious belief from the one with the volcano blood.






"Heaven's Gate was a small doomsday cult that was active in the United States during the late 20th century. Most of its members committed suicide in 1997 after they learned that a comet named Hale-Bopp was approaching the vicinity of the earth. They thought that the comet was an omen which foretold the impending destruction of all civilization....[and] believed that Jesus was an alien visitor in disguise."

CDEY - The belief that comets or eclipses are omens is Constitutionally protected. The fact that the completed suiciders probably misjudged the situation is not unique to extraterrestial beliefs. The economic tag relates to YPLL in suicide cult members.






Christian Gaviria Alvarez predicts the Second Coming of the Messiah, when he opens the 7th Seal, will occur on Thursday, September 3, 2026 - and this, according to Nostradamus, could be going down at Ravne na Koroškem. A busy itinerary follows, starting with the Rapture on September 20th, ending with the Final Judgment, and throwing of unsaved persons into the Lake of Fire in the Valley of Jehoshaphat on the south side of Jerusalem, scheduled for 22 February 2027.

According to Sir Isaac Newton, the world will end in 2060 or a bit after.

"In Christian belief, the Antichrist is an extremely evil man who will appear shortly before the end of the present age, during a period known as the End Times. Assisted by Satan, he will gain temporary control over the earth. While he is in power, he will persecute good people and reward wicked people. His lies and promises of rewards will dupe millions of people into supporting his rule. But eventually he and his followers will be defeated and condemned to eternal torture in hell."

The doomsday group Chen Tao believed in three souls per person, and that God would be seen on a single television channel all across North America at 12:01 a.m. on March 31, 1998. Chen Tao also believed in wearing cowboy hats.

Another group called the Concerned Christians believed the onset of the millennium apocalypse would take the form of a massive earthquake, which was to strike the city of Denver on 10 October 1998.

CDERY - From modest beginnings in 66-70 AD with the revolt of the Essene Jews against the Romans, to the predicted heat death of the Universe in 10^100 years (a googol), at least 197 expected apocalypses past and future are listed by Wikipedia. Modern apocalyptic cults seem more determined than their forebears to guarantee apocalytpic outcomes, at least for themselves, yet may spend their last years on earth accumulating cash - rather pointless under the circumstances. Beliefs about the Antichrist and the End Times, and wearing cowboy hats, are Constitutionally protected beliefs.
[See ref 1976 here]






"In the late 19th century, many Indian tribes in the western United States were in a desperate situation. Many Indian warriors had been killed, and the surviving members of most tribes were freezing, starving, and dying from strange diseases. But in the year 1890, just when all hope seemed lost, the Indians' spirits were suddenly revived by reports of a new ritual dance called the Ghost Dance. According to the reports, performing the new dance could potentially cause all white people to miraculously vanish from the earth. In addition, the dance also might bring all dead Indians back to life and re-unite them with their old tribes. The final result of these changes would be a world in which the Indians could return to their old way of life in a restored environment completely free of war, disease, suffering, and death."

"Somehow a belief arose that a specially-designed cloth garment called a "ghost shirt" had a supernatural power to stop bullets."

CDEY? - Beliefs about the Ghost Dance could be considered an incitement against white people. Ghost shirt beliefs are Constitutionally protected. While it is unclear whether you could make these advertising claims about bulletproof shirts in Slovenia, you could probably get around it with a form of words or a small print disclaimer.






"Lilith became the first wife of Adam, but didn't get along with him and left him in anger. God sent three angels to try to make her return to Adam, but she refused. She then slept with the Devil and gave birth to many new demons. In response, God created Eve to be Adam's new wife and punished Lilith by taking all of her demon children away from her."

HRY - These beliefs about Lilith are Constitutionally protected.






"One of the strange superstitions of the European Middle Ages was the belief that the skeletons of dead people arose at night and danced on their graves."

HRY - Beliefs about the Dance of Death are Constitutionally protected beliefs. No data on economic exploitation around this.






In Saudi Arabia, "the religious police have started trying to prevent people from celebrating Valentine's Day. To discourage gift-giving on that day, they have searched businesses for valentine cards, and have even confiscated items such as chocolate candy and red roses from store shelves."

EHPRU - Bits of the original St Valentine are strewn around religious sites from Rome to Dublin, but his reputation as a romantic loverboy actually postdates his death by a millenium. His more progenerative role in assisting draft-dodgers by performing Christian weddings is less well known. Any diabetogenic effects in the believer population are outweighed by the pleasure derived from harmless woowoo. Instead of two economically significant Valentine's Days - one for the Eastern Orthodox Church on July 6, and the Anglican, Catholic, and Greek Orthodox one on Febuary 14 - Slovenia has chosen just the latter. Valentine's Day behaviour belongs among Slovenia's protected beliefs. A Saudi-style ideological grouping would be unconstitutional. Whether Valentine's Day is dangerous or harmless depends on where you are.






Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing of an animal in the belief that the action will win favor from a god or goddess. The sacrifice is often intended to be a substitute punishment, with the sacrificed animal being killed instead of the sinful person who actually deserves to die.

One of the oldest descriptions of a sacrifice can be found in the biblical story of Cain and Abel. As described in Genesis 4:2-8, Abel sacrificed an animal to God, and Cain made an offering of some of the crops he had grown. God accepted Abel's animal sacrifice, but rejected Cain's offering of crops. The story suggests that an offering won't be accepted unless blood is shed.

CIPRSU - Nowadays known as false association, animal sacrifice the supposed quid pro quo in which the divine judgment is either bought off or not for the price of a dead animal, surely a trivial finger snack to the deity in question. Again, these superstitions about animal sacrifice could be Constitutionally protected, were it not for the obvious brutalization of the public space, and violations of public health, animal welfare and slaughtering regulations that would result from people killing goats with kitchen knives in the town park.






Although the idea of human sacrifice is abhorrent to most modern people, the practice was widespread in earlier times. According to one theory, animal sacrifice gradually replaced human sacrifice as people became more civilized. But humans were still being regularly offered as sacrifices in some societies as late as the 18th century, and even today there are occasional reports of isolated instances.

"One of the oldest references to the practice can be found in a biblical passage at Jeremiah 7:31-32, which says that children were sacrificed at a place called Topheth, which was near modern Jerusalem."

CDIPRU - Human sacrifice...Constitutionally protected belief? It's a no.






Some people believe there's the body of a golem in the attic of the Alt-Neu Synagogue in Prague.

HRY - A Constitutionally protected Jewish belief.






"Hair shirts are under-garments made for the purpose of scratching the skin. They have traditionally been worn by members of certain religious orders as a kind of self-punishment. Usually woven from animal hair, such as that of a goat, they are covered in stiff hairs that constantly scratch the wearer's skin, producing discomfort that is especially noticeable during movement. Some hair shirts even have small barbs woven into them to lacerate the skin and increase the pain. Also, some of them are made to be worn as girdles rather than shirts."

"The practice is less common now than in the past, but it is still compulsory for members of some Carthusian and Carmelite orders."

"One of the most important teachings of Jainism is the instruction to not do any harm to other living beings. This instruction, which is called ahimsa, prohibits the harming of even the tiniest insects. As a result, many Jain monks wear cloth masks to prevent the accidental inhalation of flying insects, and they carefully clear any ants or other insects from their path before taking a step forward. Many even refuse to eat honey, since removing it from a hive might cause some of the bees to starve to death."

CDERY - Explores the poles of harmful interaction with the environment across an introversion/extroversion axis. Clothing may raise or lower the risk of infection. Economically: good for clothing and equipment manufacturers but bad for apiarists. Beliefs in self-torture, dress codes, entomological protection, and honey are Constitutionally protected.






"Every year on Good Friday, dozens of people in the Philippines re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. They allow their hands and feet to be nailed to a wooden cross, and then they remain attached to it for a period of time."


"According to a witness at one village, a carpenter's hammer was used to drive five-inch [13 centimeter] steel nails through the palms and ankles of each penitent. Many of them screamed in agony as the nails penetrated their flesh, and most continued to weep while on the cross. To prevent excessive blood loss, they were removed from the cross after a few minutes and taken to a first aid station. Because there were only three crosses at the scene, most of the penitents had to wait for their turn. The event was witnessed by a horde of tourists, including some who had come from as far away as the United States."

In recent years authorities have recommended alcohol soaking of the nail, and tetanus shots.

CDEPRY - It appears a belief in the right to be crucified in front of a horde of sightseers under medically supervised conditions is a Constitutionally protected one. Even though they don't die, is this any less brutalizing than animal sacrifice in the park? More people have died playing football than this.






"Some Christians eagerly look forward to an expected future event known as the Rapture. When the expected moment arrives, Jesus will suddenly appear in the clouds and miraculously pull all true Christians up to him, then take them to heaven. Non-Christians and insincere believers will be left behind on the earth, where they will have to go through a period of terrible suffering called the Tribulation.

"During the Rapture all saved people will be pulled up to Jesus at exactly the same moment, thereby vanishing instantly from the face of the earth. At the same time all dead people who lived good Christian lives will be resurrected and also pulled up. During this process, the bodies of all the chosen will be transformed into an immortal state of perfect health, and their minds will be freed from any tendency to do sinful things or even to have sinful thoughts. This transformation is regarded as a necessary step in preparing a saved person for entry into heaven.

"During recent decades the idea of the Rapture has become very popular among certain groups of Christians. But there are also numerous doubters, and many people consider this to be one of the weirdest Christian beliefs."

C?P?RY - Apocalyptic cult or moral crusade? The public health implications of the Great Tribulation are vague, with Futurist Pretribulationists, Prewrath Tribulationists, Midtribulationists and Posttribulationists, as well as those who believe it already happened at various times in the past, offering competing narratives. Though rather divisive, beliefs in the Rapture and Tribulation seem certain to be Constitutionally protected in Slovenia.






"In Hinduism, an incarnation of a god or goddess is called an avatar. Many Hindus believe that avatars of the god Vishnu have appeared on the earth at crucial moments in history in order to save the world from an impending catastrophe.

"Other spiritual beings such as the Devil, the angels, demons, and genies can also temporarily convert to a physical body. Thus, although the Devil is normally invisible, he sometimes tries to trick people by disguising himself as a handsome man or beautiful woman. Some people believe that the snake which tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden was Satan in disguise. Other snakes are sometimes regarded as incarnations of demons."

CEHRY - Protective amulets are available. Beliefs about gods in human or reptile are Constitutionally protected beliefs.






"In 1963, Russian poet Joseph Brodsky was seized and sent to a mental institution. At his trial the following year, authorities charged the 24-year-old with 'social parasitism' and called him a 'pseudo-poet in velveteen trousers.' He had failed to 'fulfill his constitutional duty to work honestly for the good of the motherland.'"

"You had to be crazy to oppose Communism in Russia. Or if you weren't, the Soviet state medical system made sure you were at least classified that way."

"Symptoms of sluggish schizophrenia came in the form of 'reform delusions', 'struggles for the truth', 'a heightened sense of self-esteem', and 'perseverance."

Or Nikita Kruschev once said:

"A crime is a deviation from the generally recognized standards of behavior frequently caused by mental disorder…To those who might start calling for opposition to Communism on this basis, we can say that…clearly the mental state of such people is not normal."

CDEP?SU - The use of fake diagnoses like sluggish schizophrenia for political purposes are presumed prohibited by Articles 18 and 51, as well as general right to freedom of belief. However attempts have been made to weaponize psychiatry in right wing media Slovenian analyses of "loony leftists".






Despite the lack of supporting evidence, you might believe in the slaying of a dragon by Marduk, a Sumerian deity.

"Bizarre beasts play a role in many religions. One of the most famous is Behemoth, a gigantic super-strong animal mentioned in the bible. Some people believe that it resembled a huge mammoth or hippopotamus, whereas others say that it was a dinosaur. But although it was enormous, it may not have been the largest in the world, because the bible also mentions a giant sea-monster named Leviathan that could have been even larger.

"Another type of strange creature is the hybrid between a human and an animal. Hindu myths describe several of these, including Hanuman (a hybrid between a monkey and a human) and Narsimha (a combination of lion and human). Other well-known hybrids include the centaur (horse and man), the minotaur (bull and man), and the mermaid (woman and fish). Also, in medieval Europe many people believed in strange creatures called werewolves, which could shift back and forth between a man and a wolf-like beast.

"A mythical creature called a Basilisk has the body of a dragon and the head of a rooster. Its foul smell is strong enough to kill anyone who comes near it, and its fiery breath will burn up anything in its path. A mere glance from its eye will also kill, first penetrating the brain and then the heart. The easiest way to destroy it is to hold up a mirror so that it will see the reflection of its own eye, which will cause it to burst asunder."

CHRY - Beliefs like this about dragons and weird beasts are Constitutionally protected?






Although outlawed in India in 1988, prostitutes still "marry" gods associated with local temples:

"During past centuries young girls in India were sometimes sent to live at a Hindu temple, where they went through an initiation ceremony which "married" them to the god or goddess associated with the temple. These girls, who were known as Devadasi, were often only eight or nine years old when they left their families. After they went to live at a temple, they were trained in arts such as music and dance so that they could take part in the elaborate rites performed during most Hindu worship services. Some of them may have also had other duties, such as working on temple decorations or helping to grow the flowers used in the ceremonies.

"Originally these Devadasi were virgins from high-caste families, and they were admired and honored throughout their lives. But over the centuries the system slowly changed, until eventually most of the girls came from low-caste families and served as 'sacred' temple prostitutes instead of sacred temple virgins. This transition from high-caste virgins to low-caste prostitutes occurred because political and economic changes gradually reduced the funds that temples received from royal patrons and wealthy donors, so that new sources of income were needed. Obviously it was easier to turn low-caste females into prostitutes, and after the shift had taken place, high-caste families wouldn't allow their daughters to become Devadasi in any case."

"They want this association because it supposedly gives 'religious sanction' to a life of prostitution, thereby making it seem more respectable."

So the idea of "respectability" and "appropriateness" (e.g. in the ZPPPD) are very closely connected. Pulling tricks in church can't be one and not the other, can it?

CEI?PRY? - Are they married for tax purposes? Non-profit or building use laws might make the right to marry a temple god and the church's connection with the dignity of sex work illegal. On the other hand, brothel-keeping could remain Constitutionally protected as a religious activity.






RY - Moses meeting God up a mountain, angels, a talking snake: these are protected beliefs in Slovenia.








Salamanders are the oldest known parthenogenic vertebrates. Parthenogenesis has been found in pit vipers, boa constrictors, sharks, Komodo dragons - and in Americans unable to communicate basic facts about sex from generation to generation.

Despite a lack of independent verification, belief in Mary's virgin birth - and the doctrine of her perpetual unavailability (aeiparthenos) - is Constitutionally protected in Slovenia.

But the credibility of health advice is lowered by the presence of religion. The creation of uncertainty around reproduction could bias treatment inside and outside of OB-GYN settings, endangering mums who "fell" pregnant by other means and now find themselves seeking advice from moral medicine. Religious people may be more judgemental about pre-marital sex, contraception, abortion, venereal disease and sexual identity.

Religious presence in public institutions in Slovenia is a weird phenomenon and while It may seem like a comfort to some, Messiahs and virgins on display may be equally or more unsettling to others, and ought to be more illegal than they are.

As for those Americans:

"Of 7870 eligible women, 5340 reported a pregnancy, of whom 45 (0.8% of pregnant women) reported a virgin pregnancy....Perceived importance of religion was associated with virginity but not with virgin pregnancy. The prevalence of abstinence pledges was 15.5%. The virgins who reported pregnancies were more likely to have pledged chastity (30.5%) than the non-virgins who reported pregnancies (15.0%, P=0.01) or the other virgins (21.2%, P=0.007)."

and the cracks soon begin to show...

"Parental attitudes and guidance were informative...with the parents of virgins who reported pregnancy more likely to indicate inadequate knowledge to discuss sex/birth control (27.7% agree/strongly agree) than the parents of the other virgins (1.7%, P<0.001) or of the non-virgins with or without pregnancies (5.2% and 3.9%, P<0.001). The parents of virgins who reported pregnancy were more likely to strongly agree it was difficult to discuss sex/birth control with the child (12.2%) than the parents of the virgins not reporting pregnancies (<0.1%, P<0.001) or of the non-virgins (1.4%, P=0.02). The parents of the virgins were more likely to strongly agree that their child would be embarrassed by these discussions (11.5%) than the parents of the non-virgins with or without pregnancies (2.3%, P=0.002 and 2.5%, P=0.004). The frequency of discussions about sex was related to pregnancy but not to virginity." - BMJ

CDEPRY - Good scientific advice might be discarded when it comes from organisations identified with child rape and weird ideas like virgin birth.






CDEI?RY - Belief in the power of weeping statues of the Virgin Mary is definitely Constitutionally protected in Slovenia. However statues rigged to cry are fakes. Money is being extracted, with no meaningful statistics on follow-up. For-profit proffering of false associations with natural events, redemption of sins, or eternal life could be a fraud.






"The Haitian Voodoo god Baron Samedi is the guardian of the crossroads between life and death. He helps the souls of recently-deceased people pass through the crossroads into the spirit world, and sometimes he allows spirits from that world to temporarily come into our world. He is also a master of the occult forces of sorcery and necromancy. Like many gods, he has several names, including Papa Guede (or Ghede) and Lord of the Dead.

"As befits a lord of the dead, Baron Samedi has a skeletal body and a skull-like head. But despite his gruesome appearance, he is actually a fun-loving god who tries to enjoy himself whenever he can. He loves to smoke and drink, and is seldom seen without a cigar in his mouth or a glass of rum in his bony fingers. When he goes out on the town, he always wears a black tuxedo, shiny top hat and dark eyeglasses, and he likes to twirl a cane as he walks. His Haitian name, Baron Samedi, means Baron Saturday in English, and derives from his custom of going to parties on Saturday night. He is notorious for telling dirty jokes and chasing after women."

HRY - Although not traditionally associated with voodoo, Slovenia's Constitutionally protected right to believe in Baron Samedi seems unassailable.






"In past centuries some Buddhist monks in Japan were able to turn their own bodies into mummies. To do so, these monks slowly starved themselves to death by a prescribed method that gradually transformed their bodies into the physical state needed for mummification. The method of starvation was so slow that it usually took more than five years for the monk to die."


"In fact, although hundreds of monks tried to mummify themselves in this way, only about twenty mummies are known to still exist. All of these surviving mummies date from the 19th century or earlier, and the practice of Sokushinbutsu is not advocated by any modern Buddhist group."

The full process is described at the source, basically it's a combination of starvation and poisoning.

CDI?RU? Problems could arise for enablers for failing to render aid or supplying poison. Whatever the motive, is self-mummification a Constitutionally protected belief?






"Most demonologists believe that millions of demons exist on the earth."

CDERY - Popular in schizophrenia and with self-harmers, many masons have been gainfully employed carving demon gargoyles over the centuries. Another Constitutionally protected belief.




"A group of unusual religious movements known as 'cargo cults' appeared on several small Pacific islands during the first half of the 20th century. These islands had been claimed as colonies by various industrialized countries, and small numbers of foreigners had come to live on them. Most of these foreigners were Christian missionaries, government officials, soldiers, or businessmen. After they began arriving, ships would sometimes deliver supplies to them, and the native people would usually help unload the cargo.

"Many of the items in this delivered cargo amazed the natives. Because they had never seen any modern manufactured goods, they thought that the items must have been created through miracles or supernatural effects. Not surprisingly, they began looking for ways to acquire such items themselves, and this is what led to the formation of the cargo cults.

"The beliefs and practices associated with these cults varied from one island to another. For example, the natives on some islands thought that the manufactured items in the deliveries must have been created by gods. Another explanation, which appeared on at least one island, was that the items had been made by the natives' own dead ancestors. In this case the natives believed that the items were intended for them, but that the foreigners were intercepting and stealing everything."

CY - If you want to build an airstrip in Slovenia in the belief it will cause supplies of superior goods to arrive, the law is on your side. Superstitions like these are Constitutionally protected.






"The belief that diseases and deformities can be miraculously cured through supernatural effects is found in many parts of the world. It is even common in some advanced societies where modern medical treatments are available. Unfortunately, modern medical practices still can't cure many conditions, and people sometimes become so desperate that they turn to unconventional treatments like faith healing. It is most often used in attempts to treat conditions such as cancer, arthritis, paralysis, and tuberculosis. It has also traditionally been used to cure blindness, deafness, mental disorders, lameness, and leprosy.

"Faith healing is also called divine healing. Attempts to use it as a method of treatment probably originated in prehistoric times, and many ancient people believed in its effectiveness. According to the bible, Jesus could cure people almost instantly just by saying a few words. Saint Paul also performed some miraculous cures."


"Members of some religious groups have such a strong belief in faith healing that they oppose the use of modern medical techniques, and refuse to see doctors or go to hospitals. Some people have even been charged with crimes after their children died from diseases or conditions that could have been successfully treated by modern methods. But prosecutors in such cases have had difficulty obtaining convictions, because the accused often use legal guarantees of religious freedom as part of their defense."

CDEP?RU? - It looks like more bad news for big pharma. Again, no follow up or analysis of faith healings vs. controls vs. conventional medicine. Faith healing beliefs construed as failing to render aid could be unconstitutional.






"In ancient Arabian folklore, ghouls are fiendish creatures that open up graves during the night and eat the rotting flesh of dead bodies. They are a type of invisible spirit called a Jinn (or genie), but they can also assume a physical form, and sometimes appear in the guise of a human or animal. However, no matter what form they take, they always leave the hoof prints of a donkey....In modern Islamic countries, stories about ghouls are sometimes used to frighten a disobedient child."

HRY - These appear to be beliefs to which a person is entitled in Slovenia.






"One of the religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians was that a god called Sebek (or Sobek) could appear on the earth in the form of a living crocodile."

HRY - No one can argue with your legal right to believe that in Slovenia, can they?






You could believe in a good god, Ahura Mazda, and an evil one, Ahriman, as in Zoroastrianism. What would you say to the Zoroastrian practice of placing the corpses of the dead on towers to be devoured by vultures, so as not to pollute the sacred soil with burial, or the sacred fire by cremation?

"Many Zoroastrians in India still use the towers, but have run into difficulties because of a drastic decline in the population of vultures. According to some reports, more than 99% of the birds have died from exposure to a drug given to livestock. With fewer birds available, a corpse may lie on a tower for several weeks before all of the flesh is eaten."

D?EIPRU - This could save money, although the epidemiological effects of a large human carrion-eating bird population requires further study. The beliefs themselves would be worthless without a Constitutionally protected right to the deeds they enshrine, which seems unlikely.






"In Islamic descriptions of hell, the Tree of Zaqqum grows at the lowest level. Its fruits, which look like the heads of devils, have a horrible taste. If one of them is plucked from the tree and eaten, it puts out thorns that rip into the inner lining of the belly. It also becomes so hot that it burns any flesh it touches inside the body.

"As part of their punishment, the sinners in hell are always starving. In their search for food, they eventually reach the lowest level and find the Zaqqum Tree. Driven to desperation by hunger, they eat the disgusting fruit. But it doesn't alleviate their hunger or provide any nourishment to their bodies. Instead, it burns and lacerates the inside of their stomachs.

"Hunger also drives sinners in hell to eat the festering pus that oozes from the sores on their own bodies. Their other possible foods include the burned flesh of other sinners and the discharge that flows from the private parts of condemned adulterers. In other words, if you end up in the Islamic hell, don't expect to enjoy any fine dining there."

HRY - There is little to disentitle these beliefs from a Constitutional perspective.






"Some Christians believe that our natural tendency to sin is transmitted from generation to generation by male semen."

and due to the "Fall of Mankind" Adam and Eve's disobedience of God

" regarded as the basic cause of all the misery subsequently experienced by the human race. According to a biblical passage at Genesis 3:16-19, this misery started with some punishments that God announced to Adam and Eve as they left the Garden of Eden. God told them that Adam would have to toil and sweat in order to survive, and that Eve would feel severe labor pains when she gave birth to children."


"Some Christians believe that God exempted the Virgin Mary from the punishments, so that she didn't feel any labor pains when she gave birth to Jesus."

CDEPRY - Creationist and Marianist cults are at the roots of centuries of misogyny and are perfectly normal beliefs in Slovenia, protected by the Constitution. Sales of indulgences continue mainly in the form of publications and knick-knacks. An unnecessarily high (cultural) standard of female suffering may underlie substandard OB-GYN treatment.






"Members of the modern Rastafarian sect in Jamaica believe that black Africans are God's real chosen people. They base this belief on the legend that the Queen of Sheba had an affair with King Solomon of Israel and bore a son who became the first king of Ethiopia. They believe that this king passed the blood of the ancient Israelites to all black people, making them the true chosen ones."

"Another claim to the title of chosen people has been put forward by leaders of the Unification Church, who teach that Korea is the chosen nation, selected by God to serve a divine mission."

CDRY - A belief in chosen peoples - whether your own, as in the Third Reich, or others, e.g. Bob Marley - would be defensible under the Constitutional right to religious belief.






"People who travel through a certain section of central Australia may pass near a large isolated boulder known as the Erathipa stone. According to the aboriginal people who live in the region, this stone contains the souls of children who have recently died. These souls can look out through an opening in the side of the stone, and they continually watch for people to pass by. If they see a young woman come near, one of the souls will leap into her womb and make her pregnant. This will be the soul of the baby that is eventually born."

EH?RY - Weakly touristic. With no randomized controlled trials or empirically demonstrated mechanism of fertilization by rocks, disappointment is the worst that could happen. If a Slovenka wants to believe Slovenian rock can get them knocked up, you can't persecute them for it.






"In some parts of southern India, in a strange annual ritual known as "baby tossing", Hindu priests heave babies from the rooftop or balcony of a temple into a blanket held by men on the ground below. The practice, which is centuries old, supposedly makes the babies grow stronger and more courageous, thus better able to face the challenges they will encounter later in their lives. Some people also believe that the practice will bring future prosperity to the infants and their families.

"The falling distance to the ground is typically about 10 meters [33 feet]. The babies, who are usually between the ages of three months and two years, often scream in terror as they plunge through the air. But as each one is safely caught in the blanket, the surrounding crowd celebrates exuberantly, and then the infant is passed from person to person until it is finally returned to its mother.

"Because of the trauma experienced by the babies, some human rights groups in India are trying to get the government to ban the practice. But many local villagers regard it as an important part of their religious tradition and are resisting the attempts to stop it."

CDI?RU? - Depending on the actual danger and/or trauma, would the courts be unable to stop baby tossing because of the Constitutional right to belief, if this brand of Hinduism caught on with Slovenian villagers?






EHY? - Would it be Constitutionally defensible to accuse Procter and Gamble corporation of having secret connections to Satanism?






"In a Christian ritual called Holy Communion, ordinary bread and wine are purportedly converted into the flesh and blood of Jesus."

CDEP?RY - Literally the official reason for the Thirty Years' War, and consequently famine in Europe. Interestingly, transubstantiation would only be unhygenic if it was true. This may explain the divergent opinions. Because of the Constitution, you can't be ordered not to believe this in Slovenia.






"In the pagan mythology of Finland, the goddess Loviatar is known as the Goddess of Plagues. She supposedly created plagues by giving birth to them after being impregnated by the wind. For this reason, plagues are regarded as her sons. In addition to plagues, her offspring also include afflictions such as cancer, scab, and gout."

DERY - Despite its prescient take on airborne transmission, suboptimal health outcomes would be the likely result of adoption by the NIJZ and public of this Constitutionally protected religious explanation.


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