http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/03/tim-nicholson-climate-change-belief In his written judgment, Mr Justice Burton outlined five tests to determine whether a philosophical belief could come under employment regulations on religious discrimination â¢ The belief must be genuinely held. â¢ It must be a belief and not an opinion or view based on the present state of information available. â¢ It must be a belief as to a weighty and substantial aspect of human life. â¢ It must attain a certain level of cogency, seriousness, cohesion and importance. â¢ It must be worthy of respect in a democratic society, not incompatible with human dignity and not conflict with the fundamental rights of others. Humanism was given as an example meeting the criteria, while belief in a political party or the supreme nature of Jedi knights, from the Star Wars movies, were offered as ones that do not.