The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the Hutterites’ cultural taboo against photography does not absolve them from the requirement to have their pictures on their Alberta driver’s license. The Hutterites’ belief is based on a selective interpretation of an arcane law a Commandment from the Jewish Book of Folktales Old Testament, and is on it own a demonstration of how religious bullshit works. The Commandment in question reads as follows:
You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
No likenesses of anything. Any thing. Any thing. What is a book if not a likeness of a thing? The Bible is a book, isn’t it?