"These well-known words require that religion involve belief in a deity and the worship thereof."
Confucius has the deity of the creator. Which is worshipped and prayed to, along with in history actually scarified too. In which temples have been created to go and worship the deity of Confucius.
United States v. Macintosh
"the essence of religion is belief in a relation to God involving duties superior to those arising from any other human relation"
In Confusim there is a higher belief that their is a superior relationship with the state as god. Along with the ancestor as the mystical god of their own surroundings. In which they must worship state and ancestors. In my religion we do not worship state nor ancestors. We worship nature and the natural oricalation of the ties that bind certain souls to areas of nature. It is more or less the worship of what we could call today eletromagnetism, to nature. As each living creature has its own eletrical force and we are all tied to the same force. Druid, witch, warlocke all the same thing, basic connection worshipping, god is the force, diet is the resembelence of the force in nature.
Kauten case (133 F.2d 703 (2d Cir. 1943))
"Religious belief arises from a sense of the inadequacy of reason as a means of relating to the individual to his fellowmen and to his universe…. It is a belief finding expression in a conscience which categorically requires the believer to disregard elementary self-interest and to accept martyrdom in preference to transgressing its tenets"
This believe is then given by Confucius as the state as a whole as such respect to elders, praying to ancestors and obeying in command. In which my religion regards the belief of inadequacy as a question or a logical reason in which that question is never ending. In which one is to go against their elders or family if the question so takes them. Hence Celtic word quest. For question follow it. The basic idea that the question not the obedience is the master. Which is completletey different from the worship of elders, family or state. True, or should I say Dru.
"a response of the individual to an inward mentor, call it conscience or God, that is for many persons at the present time the equivalent of what has always been thought a religious impulse”
Confuscious inwards belief is "His teachings rarely rely on reasoned argument, and ethical ideals and methods are conveyed more indirectly, through allusions, innuendo, and even tautology"
Where as my inner religion of the ability to connect with our deities, or worship is based on the question and the reason of logic. Which drives us to figure out the basic way for us to be able to be like our deity, to fly, to see at night, to swim under water and breath, to run at speeds beyond normal. A linear always moving forward inner thoguht. Not a reasoning based on respect for things, like Confusism, Christianity, or even Catholism or Muslims. which all hold high levels of respect for things. Where as Druidity the quest is the religion. In which my religion was once thought evil. As we would stop at nothing to learn the basic's to be able to hear like a Hawk, fly like a black bird, or heel like a lizard. This things made my elders and ancestor's outlanders. As where their fellow humans would only worry about learning about what to do in social context. The Druid is more worried about the individual ability to connect with things, via their ability to question. Thus, leading to flying on brooms via attaching strings on trees in the woods to feel like it, thus gliding in the air, I believe now called swing or being able to see farther via specific made rocks being smoothed. Not carrying for the respect of the community nor their families my kin and genome would leave and thus after time become the lead (sounds like leave). Therefore, learning their questions and making them better providers. Where as Confusim leads to communism obeidence without question. Horrible thingn to teach children in the US.
The main point that is necessary to receive is that if the Communist Chinese wish to teach what their people have proclaimed in Temple, law and in mandate as state religion then so should others be allowed to teach theirs in their schools.
Our religions in Western Culture are that of rebelion. Mohamad acted Duid and left on a quest to find god. Jesus, rebelled on a quest to provide a more human religion. Mohamad follows in the quest of the latter of the two. Our religions do not teach such blind obeidence. We teach blind faith to be good. However, we teach in our religions rebellion not obedience.
United States v. Jakobson was the prelude in the Second Circuit, in which a very broad meaning was given to the words “Supreme Being”
As in Budhism their Supreme Being is Budha the teacher of their spirituality. So is in Confusim Confusious the Supreme Being of Confusism.
"The test is whether a given belief that is sincere and meaningful occupies a place in the life of its possessor parallel to that filled by the orthodox belief in God of one who clearly qualifies for the exemption”
It would be like teaching Masonry or Illumanitation in the schools. Confusious has a Temple, ritual's specific deity as its self the god or head to pray to as an ancient elder spirit. Thus, folllowing in footsteps of every other religion.
"religious function rather than religious content"