622. 'Philosophical convictions'.

The term 'conviction', taken on its own1, is not synonymous with 'opinions' and 'ideas'2: rather, it denotes views that attain a certain level of cogency, seriousness, cohesion and importance3. Views are likely to be regarded as 'philosophical convictions', if they are 'worthy of respect in a democratic society', are not incompatible with human dignity, and do not conflict with the fundamental right of the child to education