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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 universitys 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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When push comes to shove, MO will usually let you down.
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.
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.
Let’s not forget the Chinese Lunar holidays as well.
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.
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.
I love it! (Sitting in my PV home).
Because America was founded by Christians? “When in Rome”.
What if my religion says every day is a holy day? Will they ever have exams?
Yeah, and don’t forget Saint Swziens Day.
Defund them now.
Not another taxpayer dollar to these morally defunct institutions of lower learning.
Yes. They Will. "Is this a Wise A$$?"
No... Church of the Wise A$$ is not mine. :P
Now we have us a rodeo.
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.
How about Tuesday? That’s my birthday!
can’t you just picture these scholarly acedemic types sitting at their meeting and coming up with nonsense like this?????pathetic!!
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.
If There are at least 1%, that can be considered. Less, then it's just silly
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.
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.
“Festivus’’<<’ Yeah, that one too. And while we’re at it Elvis Presely’s birthday should be a national holiday too.
Particularly cruel professors can schedule exams for 8am the day after St. Patrick's Day, also known as Tylenol overdose day.
Though through the “magic” of Wicca, why would they even need to study at all?
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.
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”?
“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.
Interesting that they included Wiccan but omitted Kwanzaa.
May as well....seems like we are coddling our children...ooops sorry I meant the state’s children /s
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.).
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
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.
well there is that......
Right? I’m tellin’ ya....
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.
How does it “sacrifice the traditions of a nation” to recommend not giving a test or having an assignment due on, say, Yom Kippur?
By arguing that we should treat all religions exactly the same.