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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Do you pay taxes? It doesn't sound as if you do. Tell me, if you pay taxes to fund schools and your kids get a day off every time somebody has a religious celebration, what exactly are you paying taxes for? I'll wait.
    less taxes
    one day less of having to pay the utilities and maintenance on the school
    so explain how is a school closing for a day cost money?

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    less taxes
    This is all I needed for you to prove you don't actually pay any.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is all I needed for you to prove you don't actually pay any.
    one day less of having to pay the utilities and maintenance on the school
    so explain how is a school closing for a day cost money?
    answer that or your just full of crap a whiney little brat not wanting someone to have something you don't believe in

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    New York schools may close for Muslim holidays





    This is the problem with mixing religion and state. If you want your kids celebrating your religious holidays, they can go to religious charter schools - or better yet - don't bring them to school that day. You don't have a right to make everyone else observe your religious events.
    Yeah, they are now more considered the winter break and spring break, where they used to be called Christmas and Easter, so I guess there should be no religious holidays celebrated at schools, or in classrooms, but it does seem okay to use it as an occasion to learn about a culture in social studies on those days.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    one day less of having to pay the utilities and maintenance on the school
    Lol, if you think your taxes go to pay for their heating bill - you don't actually pay taxes. Please stop it. You're showing everybody here your real age. Does your father pay taxes? Because then, I'd like for him to get on this website right now and explain to you that the school district's biggest expense is not their utilities.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How are public schools funded?



    Why do they have to be closed?
    Parents can be allowed the option of not bringing kids to school.



    Why would parents want to bring their kids to a closed school?

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    New York schools may close for Muslim holidays





    This is the problem with mixing religion and state. If you want your kids celebrating your religious holidays, they can go to religious charter schools - or better yet - don't bring them to school that day. You don't have a right to make everyone else observe your religious events.
    Being retired military, my kids use to have to go to school on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. I pulled them out. I agree, if school is in session on any given religious holiday regardless of religion, pull your kid out for a day.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    As labor day doesn't give one religious belief preference over another with publicly funded institutions, your argument is silly. Your argument is apples and oranges.
    How exactly is recognizing more religions as equally valid in the public eye an instance of government favoring one religion over others? This is an example of Islam being put on equal footing with Christianity and in some places Judaism (ps, growing up and having to miss school on Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashannah SUCKED).

    This is two extra days off, and an increasing segment of the population won't be there anyway. This is protecting those kids by not making them miss an important day of school and missing material that they need to learn, in order to adhere to their religion. This is exactly what religious freedom is supposed to be doing. You have it entirely backwards.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol, if you think your taxes go to pay for their heating bill - you don't actually pay taxes. Please stop it. You're showing everybody here your real age. Does your father pay taxes? Because then, I'd like for him to get on this website right now and explain to you that the school district's biggest expense is not their utilities.
    if taxes don't pay the heating bill what does?
    you still have yet to explain what does it cost you other then to fuel your hate
    Last edited by trfjr; 10-19-13 at 02:25 PM.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Irrelevant. No funds are being expended toward any religious goals in this case.





    Parents are allowed that option on any day. They can homeschool, if they want. Why do Muslim students should miss an exam or a school play that may fall on one of these days?
    I have never seen a public school close on Jewish holidays.

    When I was in school, I stayed home on those days and brought a note the next day just like everybody else did.

    Why would the Christians get a Jewish Holiday off and why would anybody but a Muslim get their days off.

    Why are Muslims so special as to close the whole school and put every other student behind for that day?

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