Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Ravi, Dec 12, 2011.
Good idea or not?
Just sanitize it of any religous reference and you are good to go, just like any other religous based holiday.
Is it possible to take the religion out of a religious holiday? Sure, we do it somewhat with Christmas and Easter but they are still religious holidays.
My view is all religions are treated equally at a school: either all are allowed or none are allowed.
I have no problem with students being taught about different religion holidays. Nor do I have a problem with them participating with their fellow students who celebrate it assuming it doesn't conflict with their own viewpoints.
Thats making it de facto allowing none, because once you say all, you better mean it. So if I make up the church of the fonz as in Family Guy is has to be included, unless of course you make criteria to figure out which religons are real, but then of course, people will disagree and meetings will have to be held, standards made, court cases heard, protocols written up for teachers and aministrators to follow, methods for parents to opt thier kids out....
Ah fuck it. No religion allowed, period.
Maybe in 10 or 20 years.....but not now.
Oh yeah that's wonderful Ravi.
If it does conflict do you give those students the day off? Or just tell them to suck it up and quit being offended?
I suppose it would be wrong to only allow the major religions to be represented.
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