I have noticed that beliefs held because of a religious reason are often given more respect in our society than are beliefs held for other reasons. For example, some prisons will allow Jewish inmates to have kosher meals but will not allow inmates who would simply prefer the kosher meals to have them. Many school dress codes include clauses such as "hats may not be worn except for religious purposes". Muslim women are allowed to wear their head scarves in places that people would usually be forced to show their faces in. Some workplaces will give workers the day off for religious holidays without making them use up a vacation day. People are generally more respectful of beliefs that they know are held on a religious basis. What do you all think of this? For those of you that live outside of America, does this occur where you live as well?