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2013-02-15 09:43:27 AM
ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.
 
2013-02-15 10:06:10 AM

Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.


But are there feats of strength?
 
2013-02-15 10:12:55 AM
I'm so ashamed of my alma mater for being inclusive.
 
2013-02-15 10:13:31 AM

ArkAngel: Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.

But are there feats of strength?


not particularly.  the pool parties are always fun tho.
 
2013-02-15 10:23:56 AM
What about Robanukah the holiest two weeks on the robot calendar?
 
2013-02-15 10:36:13 AM
We got no exemptions for anything.  Now get off my quad.
 
2013-02-15 10:42:10 AM

Weaver95: And there's almost never any black magic orgies.


you're not going to the good ones!

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Knows how to party!
 
2013-02-15 11:19:34 AM
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2013-02-15 11:33:33 AM
If they honored all holidays, there'd never be school.
 
2013-02-15 11:33:51 AM
Then for the sake of equality, I want no homework on any saint feast days!
 
2013-02-15 11:34:19 AM
Never underestimate the ability of a college student to expend more energy getting out of classwork than it would take to do the work itself.  This will blow up in their faces.
 
2013-02-15 11:35:10 AM
Isn't Festivus always December 23rd? So, that's like school on Sunday...no class.
 
2013-02-15 11:36:05 AM
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Be Recognized
 
2013-02-15 11:38:16 AM
Winter-een-mas?
 
2013-02-15 11:39:13 AM
My religion (saying its name is not permitted) has holidays only on days ending in "y".
 
2013-02-15 11:39:51 AM
What about "Talk Like A Pirate" day? hmmm? We're a big religion too ya know.
 
2013-02-15 11:39:53 AM
No.  Also, fark off.

Christians have to do homework over their biggest holiday (Easter-- hell, if it's during spring break and they're getting a real degree it's not so much "spring break" as "spring bigger project worth more of the grade than usual week, hope you weren't planning to go anywhere"), and no one gives special allowances for holidays tied to non-stupid institutions like president's day and so on.  OK, maybe calling the US government "non-stupid" is a stretch, but it's leaps and bounds up on religion and we're not giving extensions on the weekly assignments for memorial day (unless it's actually due the day class is out, I guess, but who makes the homework due on monday?).

You are not special, do your homework and go away.

//Or don't do it.  It's College, if you can pass the finals and use the grade rubric we give you to bring everything up to passing level without doing any homework whatsoever then welcome to the real world, if you achieve the stated objectives then you get the grade we said you would, more power to you.  You're not pulling anything clever over on us, if we design the course so that you only have to do half the homework to make a B then we're perfectly fine with you doing only half the homework if all you want is a B, no damned skin off our nose.
 
2013-02-15 11:41:06 AM
No pagan holidays? Well, then no reports on Christmas either,
 
2013-02-15 11:42:26 AM
FTFA: "it's almost like an excuse to do nothing. It's like societal nihilism, where nothing matters."

No one at U of M is claiming nothing matters. Since you're the one claiming 'nothing matters,' maybe you're the "social nihilist," Ms. Reactionary Dumbass.
 
2013-02-15 11:42:41 AM

palelizard: Winter-een-mas?


I prefer "Hallowgivemas." I also considered "Chrisgivingween," but it sounds too much like gay porn.
 
2013-02-15 11:43:47 AM
That could get complicated fast considering the days of the week are named to honor various Nordic gods, and the sun and moon.
 
2013-02-15 11:44:14 AM

Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.


shiat, the black magic orgies are the best part.

/predictable joke

Wicca does have the advantage of having a god that is older than christianity's god, while being FAR more up-to-date in terms of religion's role in modern society.
 
2013-02-15 11:44:15 AM
Love those Missouri wood hippie professors.

/RIP Terry
 
2013-02-15 11:44:57 AM

Jim_Callahan: Christians have to do homework over their biggest holiday


Actually, a lot of public school systems in the US have traditionally given Good Friday off.  One of my Pagan friends working in the public school system is always pissed he has to work on Yule (december solstice) but has to take the Christian holiday off---precisely when he'd rather be working.
 
2013-02-15 11:47:58 AM

Jim_Callahan: Christians have to do homework over their biggest holiday


Know how I know you didn't read the article and the holiday guide they have...
 
2013-02-15 11:48:26 AM

TheBigJerk: Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.

shiat, the black magic orgies are the best part.

/predictable joke

Wicca does have the advantage of having a god that is older than christianity's god, while being FAR more up-to-date in terms of religion's role in modern society.


I think that anyone working on the military should consider worshiping the Norse gods, since they are more akin to their line of work.

I'd say Khorne, but that would get the US into more trouble.
 
2013-02-15 11:48:29 AM
Nothing like a good eye of newt and toe of frog dinner.
 
2013-02-15 11:49:03 AM
FTFA: Other holidays like Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah and Easter are included in the guide of 43 holidays with varying degrees of suggested accommodations to be granted to students at the 34,000-student public university in Columbia. For Samhain, listed as a Pagan and Wiccan celebration considered by some to be the Wiccan New Year, general practices include "paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones" who have died. The holiday coincides with Halloween.

The important thing is that we're at least back to crapping on mostly white people instead of brown ones---all with very little inconvenience to ourselves. And in the end, isn't that the real achievement here?
 
2013-02-15 11:49:52 AM

uncleacid: Nothing like a good eye of newt and toe of frog dinner.


You and your unhealthy obsession with eye of newt. If it were up to you, the whole stew would be made of eye of newt.
 
2013-02-15 11:50:34 AM

Jim_Callahan: No.  Also, fark off.

Christians have to do homework over their biggest holiday (Easter...


Easter is not even remotely Christianity's biggest holiday.  I'm sure it "ought to be" but it isn't.  there are several Saint's days that are higher on the list as Americans practice it.

Everything else?  Yeah, that's about right.  Real classes don't give a shiat about the holidays, they expect your ass to be working until the work's done, so get to work.
 
2013-02-15 11:53:28 AM

Jim_Callahan: No.  Also, fark off.

Christians have to do homework over their biggest holiday (Easter-- hell, if it's during spring break and they're getting a real degree it's not so much "spring break" as "spring bigger project worth more of the grade than usual week, hope you weren't planning to go anywhere"), and no one gives special allowances for holidays tied to non-stupid institutions like president's day and so on.  OK, maybe calling the US government "non-stupid" is a stretch, but it's leaps and bounds up on religion and we're not giving extensions on the weekly assignments for memorial day (unless it's actually due the day class is out, I guess, but who makes the homework due on monday?).

You are not special, do your homework and go away.

//Or don't do it.  It's College, if you can pass the finals and use the grade rubric we give you to bring everything up to passing level without doing any homework whatsoever then welcome to the real world, if you achieve the stated objectives then you get the grade we said you would, more power to you.  You're not pulling anything clever over on us, if we design the course so that you only have to do half the homework to make a B then we're perfectly fine with you doing only half the homework if all you want is a B, no damned skin off our nose.


Yeah!  It's about time we cracked down on those lazy international students!
 
2013-02-15 11:55:43 AM

cgraves67: Then for the sake of equality, I want no homework on any saint feast days!


Better yet, on no Jewish holidays.  They have lots of little ones like Tu Bishvat or Yom Ha'atzmaut.  And write off a month for all the holidays between Rosh Hashanah & Simchat Torah.  And no weekend homework because of Shabbat.
 
2013-02-15 11:58:43 AM
Isn't every day a holiday for somebody?

Why don't we just stop working altogether lest we offend someone, somewhere, somehow?

However, a religion based on fat chicks isn't to be taken seriously.
 
2013-02-15 11:59:33 AM
1. I dated a wiccan woman for a while, fun little minx.

2. That's what we need to stay competitive in the global market, more softball colleges.

/dntra
 
2013-02-15 11:59:40 AM
"So, what's college like?"

"It's not really too useful for actually learning stuff, but you can say or lay claim to the most outrageous bullsh*t and everybody has to kiss your ass rosy about it or get fired."

"Seriously?  DADDY!  I need tuition money!"

Don't forget you stop by the degree dispenser on the way to your first barista job.
 
2013-02-15 12:00:29 PM

cgraves67: Then for the sake of equality, I want no homework on any saint feast days!


That would be easy all 8 pagan holidays are mirrored catholic saint's days!
 
2013-02-15 12:02:15 PM
As a graduate of 2 of the 4 campuses, sure, don't care what they do regarding that.

However, Mizzou can Fark off 1) for joining the college athletics money grab and jetting to the SEC for a better "cultural" fit.  2)  For undermining my successful graduate program and pulling some shady shiat in the process.
 
2013-02-15 12:04:13 PM
 I find it more than just a little disinginuous that the people in article only started complaining when they added pagans to the list. My guess is that you didn't hear  peep out of them when they were not assigning work on christian holidays.

Lil hypocracy with that wine?

Hypnozombie
 
2013-02-15 12:07:27 PM

TheBigJerk: Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.

shiat, the black magic orgies are the best part.

/predictable joke

Wicca does have the advantage of having a god that is older than christianity's god, while being FAR more up-to-date in terms of religion's role in modern society.


What?

Wicca is less than a century old.
 
2013-02-15 12:07:47 PM
Universities, you see, are no longer about teaching or learning.  They're like medicine. Medicine isn't about healing.  They are about money.  Moving it in a specific direction, and keeping it.  The trappings are just that.  We've installed milking machines on every single cash cow left, and the people who run them will jump through any hoop you hold up as long as the check clears.  Obsequious culture is obsequious.
 
2013-02-15 12:10:49 PM
No Festivus?

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I'VE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH YOU PEOPLE!!!
 
2013-02-15 12:11:46 PM

not_an_indigo: Wicca is less than a century old.


yes "wicca" came about in the 60s the 1960s. But (and I love this part) they have traditions dating back to the dawn of time.

So, I'm going to start a cult to Bruce Campbell and include human sacrifice. Yeah it will be a new religion but it will have traditions dating back to the dawn of time.
 
2013-02-15 12:15:01 PM

WhippingBoy: However, a religion based on fat chicks isn't to be taken seriously.


I am partial to the logitech wireless 4305.  Any flatscreen will do.
 
2013-02-15 12:15:39 PM

Now I Is!: cgraves67: Then for the sake of equality, I want no homework on any saint feast days!

That would be easy all 8 pagan holidays are mirrored catholic saint's days!



Um. . . I think it's the other way around.
Pretty sure the catholics co-opted all the again holidays, starting with christmas and easter.
 
2013-02-15 12:18:40 PM

TheBigJerk: Wicca does have the advantage of having a god that is older than christianity's god, while being FAR more up-to-date in terms of religion's role in modern society.

i.imgur.com


Point of Order: Wicca is generally duotheistic--with a God and Goddess. There may also be attention to various nature spirits and ancestors depending on the sect.

 
2013-02-15 12:19:38 PM
Pagan!

/farking auto correct
 
2013-02-15 12:20:55 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: yes "wicca" came about in the 60s the 1960s. But (and I love this part) they have traditions dating back to the dawn of time.


upload.wikimedia.org

Don't quit your day job there, amateur historian. Its a quite a bit more complicated than that.
 
2013-02-15 12:20:58 PM

TheBigJerk: Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.

shiat, the black magic orgies are the best part.

/predictable joke

Wicca does have the advantage of having a god that is older than christianity's god, while being FAR more up-to-date in terms of religion's role in modern society.


That's because Wiccans basically invented in the modern era.  Taking what they liked and leaving what they didn't.
 
2013-02-15 12:22:33 PM
Eight days a year for Pagans and they complain. Weeks off for Christmas, built into the schedule. The mind boggles.
 
2013-02-15 12:22:41 PM

ArkAngel: Weaver95: ya know...I kinda like the pagans.  every time I go to one of their events there's good food and decent-to-awesome beer.  And there's almost never any black magic orgies.

But are there feats of strength?


You need to hang out with the Asatruar and related Germanic/Nordic Heathen tribes for that.

/we also have plenty of food and homemade mead
//BYO drinking horn
 
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