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University Says No Exams On Wiccan, Pagan Holidays
fox ^ | 2/16/13 | staff

Posted on 02/16/2013 7:59:40 PM PST by Nachum

Students at University of Missouri don't need to cram for exams that fall on Wiccan and Pagan holidays, now that the school has put them on par with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah.

The university’s latest “Guide to Religions: Major Holidays and Suggested Accommodations” — designed to help faculty know when and when not to schedule exams and other student activities — lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It's all part of the school's effort to include everyone's beliefs, although some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe belief systems is a bit much.

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TOPICS: Other non-Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: holidays; pagan; university; wiccan

1 posted on 02/16/2013 7:59:52 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

When push comes to shove, MO will usually let you down.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 8:04:51 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

Show Me state has a few too many liberals for my tastes. How about all the Roman Catholic Holy days too! That’s about 1/4 of the year—not counting Osiris Day and Ra Day of the Egyptians, Saturnilla of the Romans (That was a whole week) and the Birth of Mithras —— This sort of thing can get out of control real fast.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 8:11:39 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Theodore R.; Nachum

4 posted on 02/16/2013 8:11:45 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

Truly we live in an alternate universe! The fabric of time has been altered, electrons, neutrons, subatomic particles are going backwards! Even the Higgs Boson doesn’t even give a Crap anymore.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 8:12:35 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Nachum
Wiccan and Pagan Holidays? When do they begin the blood sacrifices? When will the Wicker Man appear? When will the infants be slaughtered on the stone at the solstice?

Oh! what the Hell, they're slaughtering the infants on a quotidian docket already!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 02/16/2013 8:13:36 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

Let’s not forget the Chinese Lunar holidays as well.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 8:14:39 PM PST by teacherwoes ("I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.")
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To: Nachum

I would love to see some talented, dedicated college students take up this cause. Do some real research, and find various “religious” movements that espouse variants on this theme on even more days. Find one that says you cannot engage in any activity until three hours after sunrise or something like that.

Take the leftist tripe and stuff it back in their mouths until they choke on it.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 8:14:54 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: KC_Lion

LOL


9 posted on 02/16/2013 8:15:04 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

No tests on Christmas, Easter or other major Christian Holidays; because the college is ran off of the tax dollars of Christians - but, the college is also ran off of the taxes of the Jewish, Hindu, Wiccan, Buddhist and Islamic faiths.

Why do Christians deserve greater accommodations than anyone else? At the very least, the Jewish, Hindu, Wiccan and Buddhists aren’t trying to kill anyone who disagrees with them.

As this is a State College - the rules it must abide follow the taxpayers of the state. If this were a Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Wiccan, Hindu or Islamic private college - it would be a different story.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 8:15:12 PM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: KC_Lion

I love it! (Sitting in my PV home).


11 posted on 02/16/2013 8:17:27 PM PST by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: KC_Lion

lol


12 posted on 02/16/2013 8:21:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hodar

Because America was founded by Christians? “When in Rome”.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 8:21:23 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Nachum

The bathroom.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 8:25:07 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Hodar

What if my religion says every day is a holy day? Will they ever have exams?


15 posted on 02/16/2013 8:25:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: teacherwoes

Yeah, and don’t forget Saint Swziens Day.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 8:25:46 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Nachum

Defund them now.

Not another taxpayer dollar to these morally defunct institutions of lower learning.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 8:30:25 PM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO!) (Throw All The Bums Out!) (SelfGovernment.US)
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To: GeronL
What if my religion says every day is a holy day ? Will they ever have exams?

Yes. They Will. "Is this a Wise A$$?"

18 posted on 02/16/2013 8:34:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

No... Church of the Wise A$$ is not mine. :P


19 posted on 02/16/2013 8:35:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Now we have us a rodeo.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 8:37:55 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: GeronL

Well, in a “Democracy” (which most libtards believe we have); this would be established by a vote and “mob rule” would determine the outcome.

In a Representative Republic - a representative voted by the people would cast his vote - essentially ensuring that the religious groups with the greatest overall population would determine what Holy Days the taxpayer supported schools would be recognized.

Today, the predominant religious groups are Christian and Jewish; but with the influx of Islamic schools; this could turn bad sometime soon.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 8:39:01 PM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Nachum
There should not be ANY tests in February. This is Black History Month darn it. That'd be racist to have tests.

/sarc

23 posted on 02/16/2013 8:40:13 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

How about Tuesday? That’s my birthday!


24 posted on 02/16/2013 9:07:03 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Nachum

can’t you just picture these scholarly acedemic types sitting at their meeting and coming up with nonsense like this?????pathetic!!


25 posted on 02/16/2013 9:09:37 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Hodar
No tests on Christmas, Easter or other major Christian Holidays.

Ummm, like Halloween? Anyway Easter is always on a Sunday, by some coincidence, and Christmas is a National Holiday. I'm waiting for that showdown.

26 posted on 02/16/2013 9:11:41 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: terycarl

academic


27 posted on 02/16/2013 9:12:15 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Nachum
sorry but the holidays should be for the largest communities. How many Wiccans are there percentage wise? 0.1% or less? then no

If There are at least 1%, that can be considered. Less, then it's just silly

28 posted on 02/16/2013 9:36:08 PM PST by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Nachum

Looking at the guide itself, this seems to be much ado about nothing. It’s really just a list of holidays observed by different faiths with the dates of each holiday in upcoming years, a general description of each holiday (including whether adherents are permitted to work on said holiday), and recommended accomodations for some of the holidays (for example, not schedulimg tests/major assignments on certain Jewish holidays on which work is prohibited). None of the Pagan/Wiccan holidays have any recommended accommodations - the authors of this article seem to have simply made up the “no tests on Pagan/Wiccan holidays” nonsense.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 9:55:42 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Cronos
sorry but the holidays should be for the largest communities.

What is a community? This is a term which always sticks in my craw. "The gay community", e.g. Do they go to Gay Community Colleges? No. They just demand accommodation from the Community Colleges, whatever "community" they might represent.

In the past, there was only THE community, which was defined by geographic extent, which was presumed by those in its embrace to extend to infinity. Cf. A Christmas Story.

... I feel a song coming on.

30 posted on 02/16/2013 9:56:47 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: jmacusa

and Festivus


31 posted on 02/16/2013 10:11:21 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

“Festivus’’<<’ Yeah, that one too. And while we’re at it Elvis Presely’s birthday should be a national holiday too.


32 posted on 02/16/2013 11:18:00 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
How about all the Roman Catholic Holy days too!

Particularly cruel professors can schedule exams for 8am the day after St. Patrick's Day, also known as Tylenol overdose day.

33 posted on 02/17/2013 12:24:40 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio
And throw in Seis de Mayo for another "kick the college drunks when they're down" exam.
34 posted on 02/17/2013 12:26:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Nachum

Though through the “magic” of Wicca, why would they even need to study at all?


35 posted on 02/17/2013 4:09:26 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Hodar

Again, the nation was not founded by islamists. It was founded by Christians. Ergo, this nation should be governed to give Christianity priority over all other faiths.


36 posted on 02/17/2013 4:21:21 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

And that should mean not making accommodations for people of other religions, for instance when those religions prohibit or restrict work activities on certain days? I’m not talking about this Wiccan/pagan nonsense (since, contrary to the headline and article, the University policy in question here says nothing about accommodations for those holidays). But, both Jews and Muslims have certain holidays on which they are prohibited from working - should the University say, in essence, “too bad, we only recognize Christian holidays”?


37 posted on 02/17/2013 7:45:04 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Theodore R.

“When push comes to shove, MO will usually let you down.”

Tell me about it. We should have EASILY had a Senate seat, but the screwball that was nominated gave it away, and likely cost us many other seats.


38 posted on 02/17/2013 8:32:23 AM PST by BobL
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To: All
Here is the list -

http://diversity.missouri.edu/get-involved/religion/holidays.php

Interesting that they included Wiccan but omitted Kwanzaa.

39 posted on 02/17/2013 10:09:15 AM PST by az_gila
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To: jmacusa

May as well....seems like we are coddling our children...ooops sorry I meant the state’s children /s


40 posted on 02/17/2013 10:43:53 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Seriously. Check it out, Elvis was born January 8, ‘35. Martin Luther King was born Jan. 15, ‘28. Combine the two days into one(a Monday) and we can call it “King Day’’. Celebrate the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll (a white man) and the King of Civil Rights (a Black man.).


41 posted on 02/17/2013 2:57:12 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I think you ought to put it up at the WH website as a petition to the current idiot in office. he just might like the idea


42 posted on 02/17/2013 3:12:01 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Thanks. But if he were to know that I’m a middle-aged heterosexual married white guy I’d probably have as much chance of being recognized as the person whose idea it was as a snowball would survive being in a microwave.


43 posted on 02/17/2013 5:01:00 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

well there is that......


44 posted on 02/17/2013 9:54:22 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Right? I’m tellin’ ya....


45 posted on 02/17/2013 10:12:40 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

And the State of Israel should be able to do the same for only Jewish Holidays, etc. When in Rome. We should not sacrifice the traditions of a nation to accomodate others, rather the others should be willing to devote themselves to the nation and to her traditions.

I may not have grown up with Juneteenth, but that does not give me the right to argue against it’s celebration. The tail does not wag the dog.


46 posted on 02/21/2013 6:38:16 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

How does it “sacrifice the traditions of a nation” to recommend not giving a test or having an assignment due on, say, Yom Kippur?


47 posted on 02/21/2013 8:38:07 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

By arguing that we should treat all religions exactly the same.


48 posted on 02/21/2013 10:15:46 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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