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(Opposing Views)   Religious school suspends student after he grows his facial hair out for religious reasons   (opposingviews.com) divider line 11
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2013-10-15 09:37:52 PM  
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AverageAmericanGuy: Religion is a poison.


Blind allegiance to authority is the poison. Religion is just a common formulation.
2013-10-15 07:39:46 PM  
4 votes:
The students attended the private Mount Carmel Roman Catholic high school

Private school. They can do whatever the hell they want. And why are Muslims going to a Catholic school in the first place??
2013-10-15 10:33:02 PM  
2 votes:
The Muslim practice of not shaving derives from the same Abrahamic laws that Christians are supposed to follow so I don't see what the big deal is.
2013-10-15 10:20:45 PM  
2 votes:
I agree with the right wing nutcases on Fox that Muslim clothing, especially for women, is ridiculous. But I never hear anyone criticizing Orthodox Jewish clothing, which is near or perhaps equally ridiculous.

Most Christians seem pretty clothing neutral, I guess, but I suspect they have some rules I'm not remembering right now.

I think only atheists have it right when it comes down to how to dress: however the F you want.*


*for the purpose of this post, clothing includes beards**
**by beards I mean facial hair, not partners adopted to cover the fact that one is gay***
***by gay I mean homosexual
2013-10-15 10:17:42 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: The students attended the private Mount Carmel Roman Catholic high school

Private school. They can do whatever the hell they want. And why are Muslims going to a Catholic school in the first place??


The article is wrong, it's not private, it's state funded with voluntary donation assistance:

Link to Gov info on the school in question

The pertinent bit is "local authority maintained". Which, unless the rules have changed drastically since I went to an RC school in Central London many years ago (The London Oratory) means that at a minimum 15% of their pupils have to be self declared as something other than Catholic.
2013-10-15 09:57:53 PM  
1 votes:
From the Huffpo:

"Governors have taken the decision to only allow Muslim boys permission to grow a beard as a sign of their faith as long as they have started the Hafiz programme at a mosque."

The programme teaches five to 16-year-olds how to "memorise and review" the Quran.


In other words, they'd have to memorize the whole Quran, after which they'd be expected to know it backwards and forwards, and recite anything from it at the drop of a hat.

I doubt any U.S. Senator ever memorized the whole Constitution.
2013-10-15 09:56:55 PM  
1 votes:
Heh. Native English wanting to uphold their own values of standards in their country. What foolishness.
I'm glad their privilege was checked; immigrants shouldn't be expected to adapt to the host country, especially at private schools.

Jesus farking Christ, why do so many white people hate themselves these days? This is just sickening.
2013-10-15 09:47:25 PM  
1 votes:

DebinCO: Kid is 14, and he can grow a full beard????


It's probably some sad wispy thing that should be banned on aesthetics alone.
2013-10-15 09:46:53 PM  
1 votes:
Muslim in a Roman catholic school... Yea, great plan...

/raised Lutheran, went to catholic school
//love thy neighbor, my ass.
2013-10-15 09:46:42 PM  
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Mithiwithi: AverageAmericanGuy: Religion is a poison.

Blind allegiance to authority is the poison. Religion is just a common formulation.


No. The belief in all-powerful imaginary beings is the poison. It muddles the lines of reality for believers and rots their brain.
2013-10-15 09:40:17 PM  
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fusillade762: The students attended the private Mount Carmel Roman Catholic high school

Private school. They can do whatever the hell they want. And why are Muslims going to a Catholic school in the first place??


Seconded, wth would they be attending a Catholic school?
 
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