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2014-04-13 05:16:49 PM  
There are Jewish people below the age of retirement living in Florida?
 
2014-04-13 05:33:29 PM  
Anti-Semites!


/amidoinitrite?
 
2014-04-13 05:42:20 PM  
I know Weinstein's parents were upset, uh, Superintendent, but, but -- but I was sure it was a phony excuse. I mean, it sounds so made up: "yom kip pur"
 
2014-04-13 05:44:21 PM  
If only there was a solution to the Jewish question....


// slow Sunday
 
2014-04-13 05:44:52 PM  
Separation of church and state, man.  Got to keep them separated.
 
2014-04-13 05:44:58 PM  
In related news, every kid in the district suddenly turns Jewish
 
2014-04-13 05:45:06 PM  
I guess you could say the day was  passed over.

Ah ha ha...
 
2014-04-13 05:46:47 PM  
School Administrators are Credentialed Idiots
 
2014-04-13 05:49:08 PM  
FTFA: But the school district said principals will schedule make-ups for individuals who have religious conflicts.
"We do take the holidays into consideration as we create the schedule, but we have to work in a certain time frame," district spokesman Owen Torres said. "Principals will be flexible in working with families on make-ups."


School offers to reschedule any of the kids affected by this with no penalty. Parents want entire school test time rescheduled around them. Non-story, move along.

/Unless the story is about self entitled parents, if so then allow me to present exhibit  #4,132,127
 
2014-04-13 05:51:51 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Separation of church and state, man.  Got to keep them separated.


Hey, they don't pay no mind.  If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time.
 
2014-04-13 05:54:31 PM  
The only thing dumber than A is B.

A and B being traditional religion and the ludic games of standardized testing. Actually, the standardized test seems to be it's own religion.

Wait, isn't the Bar Mitzvah an oral final exam?
 
2014-04-13 06:03:03 PM  
how the fark do you forget a Jewish holiday in palm beach!?
 
2014-04-13 06:03:42 PM  
Couldn't they just hire Goyim to test for them? Or does that loophole only fork for lazy men?
 
2014-04-13 06:06:33 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Separation of church and state, man.  Got to keep them separated.


Hey, they don't pay no mind.
 
2014-04-13 06:10:40 PM  
 
2014-04-13 06:13:33 PM  

wildcardjack: The only thing dumber than A is B.

A and B being traditional religion and the ludic games of standardized testing. Actually, the standardized test seems to be it's own religion.

Wait, isn't the Bar Mitzvah an oral final exam?


Yeah, but it's open-book.
 
2014-04-13 06:13:48 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: School Administrators are Credentialed Idiots


True.

But subby apparently DNRTFA:

"The district will halt testing on Tuesday, the first full day of Passover..." School officals did a half-assed job of taking Passover into account. Because I suspect they are not Jewish, here's the rest of what they might have considered:

The Jewish day runs sunset to sunset. Passover begins Monday at sunset. Tuesday at sunset begins a High Sabbath(the first of the year, if memory serves); the Preparation Day. it is the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which coincides with and is part of the Passover celebration.

It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan, a Wiccan the same of Samhain, or a Christian the same of Christmas or Easter--which would never farking fly, and the district knows it (why do you think the school is closed on Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)
 
2014-04-13 06:14:02 PM  
Will they reschedule if a kid sees a black cat or breaks a mirror the day of the test?
 
2014-04-13 06:14:39 PM  

BBtB: FTFA: But the school district said principals will schedule make-ups for individuals who have religious conflicts.
"We do take the holidays into consideration as we create the schedule, but we have to work in a certain time frame," district spokesman Owen Torres said. "Principals will be flexible in working with families on make-ups."


School offers to reschedule any of the kids affected by this with no penalty. Parents want entire school test time rescheduled around them. Non-story, move along.

/Unless the story is about self entitled parents, if so then allow me to present exhibit  #4,132,127


So, after telling me that public schools don't have some sort of "Spring Holiday" that covers Good Friday or "Winter Break" that doesn't include Christmas, are you going to pee on my leg and tell me it's raining?

Now back when I taught at the university, they made sure to give us a multiyear  calendar of religious observances and a clear policy of nondiscrimination so we wouldn't fark over observant students of nonmajority religions due to ignorance.

We wouldn't want to start a reasonable discussion about a religious majority that's hypocritically unaware of its self-entitlement.

/Now would we?
 
2014-04-13 06:15:41 PM  
I have to admit that when I was in school and some of us had to miss out on instruction time for some make up test of one sort or another, no one ever felt as butthurt about missing instruction time as they seem to do now.

And yeah, I'm sort of a moron as an adult, but I just don't understand what the hell is so important about any particular day in High School that it can't be missed.
 
2014-04-13 06:17:12 PM  

Aigoo: Clemkadidlefark: School Administrators are Credentialed Idiots

True.

But subby apparently DNRTFA:

"The district will halt testing on Tuesday, the first full day of Passover..." School officals did a half-assed job of taking Passover into account. Because I suspect they are not Jewish, here's the rest of what they might have considered:

The Jewish day runs sunset to sunset. Passover begins Monday at sunset. Tuesday at sunset begins a High Sabbath(the first of the year, if memory serves); the Preparation Day. it is the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which coincides with and is part of the Passover celebration.

It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan, a Wiccan the same of Samhain, or a Christian the same of Christmas or Easter--which would never farking fly, and the district knows it (why do you think the school is closed on Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)


There's a reasonable chance some of the kids will be hung over too, though that should have been taken care of by Passover in Elementary School.
 
2014-04-13 06:19:31 PM  

BBtB: FTFA: But the school district said principals will schedule make-ups for individuals who have religious conflicts.
"We do take the holidays into consideration as we create the schedule, but we have to work in a certain time frame," district spokesman Owen Torres said. "Principals will be flexible in working with families on make-ups."


School offers to reschedule any of the kids affected by this with no penalty. Parents want entire school test time rescheduled around them. Non-story, move along.

/Unless the story is about self entitled parents, if so then allow me to present exhibit  #4,132,127


It's not so much that as they could have legitimately moved the test dates two days to accommodate a religious matter. They're closing the farking schools on Good Friday--I lived in a majority Catholic and Jewish district and schools were open on Good Friday (and still are last I heard). Tests were never scheduled on major Jewish or Catholic holidays.

It's common farking sense, for the love of all things good.

Once again, if they did this to Muslims on Ramadan, half the country would be screaming about it--rightfully so. It's retarded and could easily have been avoided by adjusting to the following week or even two days later in the week. Administrators lack any kind of common sense these days.
 
2014-04-13 06:23:34 PM  

RoyBatty: Aigoo: Clemkadidlefark: School Administrators are Credentialed Idiots

True.

But subby apparently DNRTFA:

"The district will halt testing on Tuesday, the first full day of Passover..." School officals did a half-assed job of taking Passover into account. Because I suspect they are not Jewish, here's the rest of what they might have considered:

The Jewish day runs sunset to sunset. Passover begins Monday at sunset. Tuesday at sunset begins a High Sabbath(the first of the year, if memory serves); the Preparation Day. it is the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which coincides with and is part of the Passover celebration.

It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan, a Wiccan the same of Samhain, or a Christian the same of Christmas or Easter--which would never farking fly, and the district knows it (why do you think the school is closed on Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

There's a reasonable chance some of the kids will be hung over too, though that should have been taken care of by Passover in Elementary School.


Hava Tequila? (which is what we changed the words of that song to. I'd love to ask a hometown priest what the penance for that was, if he'd have been able to stop laughing long enough to give one)
 
2014-04-13 06:27:43 PM  

Aigoo: RoyBatty: Aigoo: Clemkadidlefark: School Administrators are Credentialed Idiots

True.

But subby apparently DNRTFA:

"The district will halt testing on Tuesday, the first full day of Passover..." School officals did a half-assed job of taking Passover into account. Because I suspect they are not Jewish, here's the rest of what they might have considered:

The Jewish day runs sunset to sunset. Passover begins Monday at sunset. Tuesday at sunset begins a High Sabbath(the first of the year, if memory serves); the Preparation Day. it is the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which coincides with and is part of the Passover celebration.

It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan, a Wiccan the same of Samhain, or a Christian the same of Christmas or Easter--which would never farking fly, and the district knows it (why do you think the school is closed on Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

There's a reasonable chance some of the kids will be hung over too, though that should have been taken care of by Passover in Elementary School.

Hava Tequila? (which is what we changed the words of that song to. I'd love to ask a hometown priest what the penance for that was, if he'd have been able to stop laughing long enough to give one)


Yeah, "get the little kids shiatfaced" rarely got old. Four glasses of wine that start off in kindergarten as grape juice plus a sip of dad's wine followed by a yucky face and then builds up over the years.
 
2014-04-13 06:42:41 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Benjimin_Dover: Separation of church and state, man.  Got to keep them separated.

Hey, they don't pay no mind.  If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time.


Heyayay... come out and play!
 
2014-04-13 06:44:35 PM  
Given enough power, the school people want to schedule Fat Tuesday on the weekend, Sunday on a Thursday.
 
2014-04-13 06:45:44 PM  
Same dates as our district. Wondered about the issues myself, though more with regards to if my administration had taken this into account and prepared for the reason to reschedule for specifics than a need for altering the schedule. Done in March, we were lacking a fifth of our school year to prepare students. Done much later, students are preparing for summer vacation. We have a small window of four weeks to include three weeks of assessment. Granted, I am more for the simpler solution...
 
2014-04-13 06:49:19 PM  
How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?
 
2014-04-13 06:57:42 PM  

Aigoo: It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan


As stupid as saying "on Ramadan" as if it was a day rather than a month? "During Ramadan" is the accepted usage.

Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

The Apostles' Creed disagrees with you. Died Friday, still dead Saturday, on the third day (Sunday) he rose again.
 
2014-04-13 07:05:36 PM  

Rootus: How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?


Once you hit christianity big, you don't even have to pause to think before you post.

That hypocritical its-OK-to-be-open-on-Shabbat but must-be-closed-on-Sunday - by law - nonsense can be economically painful for business owners who observe the biblical Sabbath.
 
2014-04-13 07:08:30 PM  

Rootus: How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?


Well, let's see. According to Pew Research (http://religions.pewforum.org/reports), among American adults (and, we can presume, children young enough to have to take standardized tests, since mom and dad generally force the curtain climbers to practice their religion up to a certain age), the religious breakdown in the United States is as follows:

Christian: 78.4% (Catholic 23.9%; Protestant 51.3%) or 243,040,000
Jewish: 1.7% or 5,270,000
Buddhist: .7% or 2,170,000
Muslim: .6% or 1,860,000
Unaffiliated: 16.1% (Atheist 1.6% or 4,960,000; Agnostic 2.4% or 7,440,000; Secular 6.3% or 19,530,000; Religious 5.8% or 19,780,000)


Judging by what we've already seen in the past few years? I'd say your religion only has to have up to 1.9 million followers in the United States in order to have things rearranged to suit you.

Next question?
 
2014-04-13 07:13:42 PM  

orbister: Aigoo: It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan

As stupid as saying "on Ramadan" as if it was a day rather than a month? "During Ramadan" is the accepted usage.

Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

The Apostles' Creed disagrees with you. Died Friday, still dead Saturday, on the third day (Sunday) he rose again.


Three days. Died on Friday afternoon?

A Jewish day is sunset to sunset.

Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. Saturday sunset, rose Sunday morning? That's a day and a half, not three days.

The Apostles Creed is a temporal impossibility.

The Scriptures, including the Gospels, are distinctly Jewish. The are not Roman/Western. These are Semitic men, with a distinctly Semitic/Jewish understanding of the passage of time. The Catholic (and most Western denominations) understand time in a Western sense and have never bothered to comprehend Judaism, Hebrew, or the Semitic culture. What the Western Church proposes in terms of the crucifixion and Resurrection timeline is not possible.
 
2014-04-13 07:16:47 PM  

Aigoo: Rootus: How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?

Well, let's see. According to Pew Research (http://religions.pewforum.org/reports), among American adults (and, we can presume, children young enough to have to take standardized tests, since mom and dad generally force the curtain climbers to practice their religion up to a certain age), the religious breakdown in the United States is as follows:

Christian: 78.4% (Catholic 23.9%; Protestant 51.3%) or 243,040,000
Jewish: 1.7% or 5,270,000
Buddhist: .7% or 2,170,000
Muslim: .6% or 1,860,000
Unaffiliated: 16.1% (Atheist 1.6% or 4,960,000; Agnostic 2.4% or 7,440,000; Secular 6.3% or 19,530,000; Religious 5.8% or 19,780,000)


Judging by what we've already seen in the past few years? I'd say your religion only has to have up to 1.9 million followers in the United States in order to have things rearranged to suit you.

Next question?


Really? Your employer schedules Yom Kippur as a company day off?

/Thought not.
 
2014-04-13 07:17:06 PM  

orbister: Aigoo: It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan

As stupid as saying "on Ramadan" as if it was a day rather than a month? "During Ramadan" is the accepted usage.

Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

The Apostles' Creed disagrees with you. Died Friday, still dead Saturday, on the third day (Sunday) he rose again.


Seriously, go learn about the Jewish faith (because Jesus and all the Apostles were Jews, not Christians)--particularly the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Understand that there are TWO Sabbaths involved in that week--the High Sabbath, and the weekly Sabbath--then come back and try to have an intelligent conversation regarding the crucifixion.
 
2014-04-13 07:20:34 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Aigoo: Rootus: How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?

Well, let's see. According to Pew Research (http://religions.pewforum.org/reports), among American adults (and, we can presume, children young enough to have to take standardized tests, since mom and dad generally force the curtain climbers to practice their religion up to a certain age), the religious breakdown in the United States is as follows:

Christian: 78.4% (Catholic 23.9%; Protestant 51.3%) or 243,040,000
Jewish: 1.7% or 5,270,000
Buddhist: .7% or 2,170,000
Muslim: .6% or 1,860,000
Unaffiliated: 16.1% (Atheist 1.6% or 4,960,000; Agnostic 2.4% or 7,440,000; Secular 6.3% or 19,530,000; Religious 5.8% or 19,780,000)


Judging by what we've already seen in the past few years? I'd say your religion only has to have up to 1.9 million followers in the United States in order to have things rearranged to suit you.

Next question?

Really? Your employer schedules Yom Kippur as a company day off?

/Thought not.


Many do not. But employers--including those that operate under a Julian calendar--must permit those who are observant Jews to take it off.

And this isn't about random employers, it's about a school district scheduling important testing on a fairly important religious holiday when it would have been just as easy to shift the testing a couple of days. Big difference.
 
2014-04-13 07:22:34 PM  

Aigoo: orbister: Aigoo: It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan

As stupid as saying "on Ramadan" as if it was a day rather than a month? "During Ramadan" is the accepted usage.

Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

The Apostles' Creed disagrees with you. Died Friday, still dead Saturday, on the third day (Sunday) he rose again.

Seriously, go learn about the Jewish faith (because Jesus and all the Apostles were Jews, not Christians)--particularly the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Understand that there are TWO Sabbaths involved in that week--the High Sabbath, and the weekly Sabbath--then come back and try to have an intelligent conversation regarding the crucifixion.


That is not a Jewish term: It is a christian invention.
/Perhaps you could follow your own advice.
//Only talk to real Jews this time.
 
2014-04-13 07:42:18 PM  
/CSB

When I was in school, a kid spilled a drink on his FCAT answer sheet. The teacher sent him to the office with the sheet, and the principal put it in the microwave to dry it out LOL
 
2014-04-13 07:43:52 PM  
The school system did not forget. They are simply deciding not to continue the charade for fictional people.

Jews are not real  Same as the Easter Bunny and the Holocaust.
 
2014-04-13 08:08:12 PM  

BBtB: School offers to reschedule any of the kids affected by this with no penalty. Parents want entire school test time rescheduled around them. Non-story, move along.


This.

When I graduated hs, we had a family sue to have the graduation ceremony date moved because it was schedule for a Saturday afternoon and interfered with their Sabbath.

One family. One student out of ~480.

Yeah, they were politely (and legally) told to go fark themselves.
 
2014-04-13 08:10:02 PM  

Aigoo: BBtB: FTFA: But the school district said principals will schedule make-ups for individuals who have religious conflicts.
"We do take the holidays into consideration as we create the schedule, but we have to work in a certain time frame," district spokesman Owen Torres said. "Principals will be flexible in working with families on make-ups."


School offers to reschedule any of the kids affected by this with no penalty. Parents want entire school test time rescheduled around them. Non-story, move along.

/Unless the story is about self entitled parents, if so then allow me to present exhibit  #4,132,127

It's not so much that as they could have legitimately moved the test dates two days to accommodate a religious matter. They're closing the farking schools on Good Friday--I lived in a majority Catholic and Jewish district and schools were open on Good Friday (and still are last I heard). Tests were never scheduled on major Jewish or Catholic holidays.

It's common farking sense, for the love of all things good.

Once again, if they did this to Muslims on Ramadan, half the country would be screaming about it--rightfully so. It's retarded and could easily have been avoided by adjusting to the following week or even two days later in the week. Administrators lack any kind of common sense these days.


You know Ramadan lasts month and is never taken into consideration at schools?
 
2014-04-13 08:11:52 PM  
Not many Jews around where I live. Is Passover when they celebrate their god murdering a bunch of innocent Egyptians over a political disagreement with their leader?
 
2014-04-13 08:25:44 PM  

Paraclete: Not many Jews around where I live. Is Passover when they celebrate their god murdering a bunch of innocent Egyptians over a political disagreement with their leader?


Yeah that's right. That's exactly what it is.

Because if slavery did exist, it was really just the Pharoah personally enslaving all the Jews, and murdering the innocent Egyptians was the first thing the Israelites did in order to free themselves from slavery.
 
2014-04-13 08:38:16 PM  

Paraclete: Not many Jews around where I live. Is Passover when they celebrate their god murdering a bunch of innocent Egyptians over a political disagreement with their leader?


Who the fark are you? Eric Butler?
 
2014-04-13 08:39:47 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Paraclete: Not many Jews around where I live. Is Passover when they celebrate their god murdering a bunch of innocent Egyptians over a political disagreement with their leader?

Who the fark are you? Eric Butler?


Jr.
 
2014-04-13 08:42:49 PM  

Aigoo: BBtB: FTFA: But the school district said principals will schedule make-ups for individuals who have religious conflicts.
"We do take the holidays into consideration as we create the schedule, but we have to work in a certain time frame," district spokesman Owen Torres said. "Principals will be flexible in working with families on make-ups."


School offers to reschedule any of the kids affected by this with no penalty. Parents want entire school test time rescheduled around them. Non-story, move along.

/Unless the story is about self entitled parents, if so then allow me to present exhibit  #4,132,127

It's not so much that as they could have legitimately moved the test dates two days to accommodate a religious matter. They're closing the farking schools on Good Friday--I lived in a majority Catholic and Jewish district and schools were open on Good Friday (and still are last I heard). Tests were never scheduled on major Jewish or Catholic holidays.

It's common farking sense, for the love of all things good.

Once again, if they did this to Muslims on Ramadan, half the country would be screaming about it--rightfully so. It's retarded and could easily have been avoided by adjusting to the following week or even two days later in the week. Administrators lack any kind of common sense these days.


Ramadan was in the summer last year, when I was teaching summer school and I had a section full of Saudis. Here above the 45th parallel we get a lot of hours of daylight in the summer, but these guys were troopers and powered through without food or water.
 
2014-04-13 09:13:46 PM  

Aigoo: orbister: Aigoo: It's not anti-Semitic, but it is ignorant and stupid and akin to telling a Muslim they'll be attending state-mandated testing on Ramadan

As stupid as saying "on Ramadan" as if it was a day rather than a month? "During Ramadan" is the accepted usage.

Good Friday--which, while part of Holy Week, isn't even the day Christ was crucified? That was a Wednesday because three full days and zombie-fied after = Thursday, Friday, Saturday corpsified.)

The Apostles' Creed disagrees with you. Died Friday, still dead Saturday, on the third day (Sunday) he rose again.

Three days. Died on Friday afternoon?

A Jewish day is sunset to sunset.

Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. Saturday sunset, rose Sunday morning? That's a day and a half, not three days.

The Apostles Creed is a temporal impossibility.

The Scriptures, including the Gospels, are distinctly Jewish. The are not Roman/Western. These are Semitic men, with a distinctly Semitic/Jewish understanding of the passage of time. The Catholic (and most Western denominations) understand time in a Western sense and have never bothered to comprehend Judaism, Hebrew, or the Semitic culture. What the Western Church proposes in terms of the crucifixion and Resurrection timeline is not possible.


Yum, last time I recited the creed, it didn't say he died on a Friday. Here it is.

https://www.ccel.org/creeds/apostles. creed.html

(Take out the space...)
 
2014-04-13 09:14:03 PM  

Aigoo: including those that operate under a Julian Gregorian calendar

 
2014-04-13 09:20:33 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Aigoo: Rootus: How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?

Well, let's see. According to Pew Research (http://religions.pewforum.org/reports), among American adults (and, we can presume, children young enough to have to take standardized tests, since mom and dad generally force the curtain climbers to practice their religion up to a certain age), the religious breakdown in the United States is as follows:

Christian: 78.4% (Catholic 23.9%; Protestant 51.3%) or 243,040,000
Jewish: 1.7% or 5,270,000
Buddhist: .7% or 2,170,000
Muslim: .6% or 1,860,000
Unaffiliated: 16.1% (Atheist 1.6% or 4,960,000; Agnostic 2.4% or 7,440,000; Secular 6.3% or 19,530,000; Religious 5.8% or 19,780,000)


Judging by what we've already seen in the past few years? I'd say your religion only has to have up to 1.9 million followers in the United States in order to have things rearranged to suit you.

Next question?

Really? Your employer schedules Yom Kippur as a company day off?

/Thought not.


b&h photo does
 
2014-04-13 09:26:57 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Paraclete: Not many Jews around where I live. Is Passover when they celebrate their god murdering a bunch of innocent Egyptians over a political disagreement with their leader?

Who the fark are you? Eric Butler?


No, I'm an equal opportunity atheist. But I tend to find people celebrating the mass-murder of innocents to be distasteful. Sure, they're technically celebrating the fact that the Jews got away, but the story of Passover is fundamentally based on the fact that Yahweh slaughtered a bunch of innocent people. Unless they're ashamed of their god's actions surely that should be front and center. "God rescued our people from slavery by killing all the first-born, regardless of how innocent they were of any crime. Including the children and the babies."
 
2014-04-13 09:29:28 PM  

i.r.id10t: demaL-demaL-yeH: Aigoo: Rootus: How big does my religion have to be in order to have other people rearrange their schedule to suit me?

Well, let's see. According to Pew Research (http://religions.pewforum.org/reports), among American adults (and, we can presume, children young enough to have to take standardized tests, since mom and dad generally force the curtain climbers to practice their religion up to a certain age), the religious breakdown in the United States is as follows:

Christian: 78.4% (Catholic 23.9%; Protestant 51.3%) or 243,040,000
Jewish: 1.7% or 5,270,000
Buddhist: .7% or 2,170,000
Muslim: .6% or 1,860,000
Unaffiliated: 16.1% (Atheist 1.6% or 4,960,000; Agnostic 2.4% or 7,440,000; Secular 6.3% or 19,530,000; Religious 5.8% or 19,780,000)


Judging by what we've already seen in the past few years? I'd say your religion only has to have up to 1.9 million followers in the United States in order to have things rearranged to suit you.

Next question?

Really? Your employer schedules Yom Kippur as a company day off?

/Thought not.

b&h photo does


Tell me of a NY camera shop that doesn't?
 
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