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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    Your the reason people send their kids to private schools. When the liberals are done Christmas won't even be a holiday anymore. sad, really. but dogs bark, fish swim, and libs....cancel christmas
    So for you Christmas is such a shallow thing, that someone else can cancel it for you. Perhaps this is something you should be bothering your pastor, preacher, rabbi, whatever since it seems he/she is the one failing you, not liberals.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    so what does it cost you? what skin do you have in the game? why do you even give a dam?
    just the whinings of a brat not wanting someone to have something you don't believe in
    Your attempt to squirm out of your false claims is humorous. Anyways, now that we have shown that schools being closed because of religious reasons does not mean less taxes - it begs the question. Do you pay taxes? It doesn't sound as if you do.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Nope, to the religious. More specifically to the religious in power - which is why there is a selective remembrance of religious events. We don't stop schools for the faiths of every religious movement. We stop it for those which are decreed to be important to some religious. And yet if we were to go by your incredibly low standards of what is and isn't significant, we could find an excuse to basically have the entire year off due to what was it? The "cultural, social and academic" significant of every event which fits your description.
    Look, my only argument is that religious holidays have significance beyond their religious significance. This is a fact. Are you denying this? It sounds like you're denying this which is absurd. I hope, for your sake, that you're not.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Okay, I just have to wonder how this thread would be different if Hautey had opined, "Muslims holidays are a great idea! We need to be sure they feel included in our communities."

    Now mind you, I agree with Hautey, though I believe he is wrong, there are currently no religious holidays off at any public school I know of. Christmas falls during Winter Break, but isn't itself a separate day off and WB includes another holiday, so it's not exclusive to Christmas. That said, I think it should stay that way.

    My thought though is that had Hautey opened differently, this thread would've turned into a "how dare those Muslims..." kind of thread instead. Clearly can't be proven, but it's what I think.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Look, my only argument is that religious holidays have significance beyond their religious significance.
    Good, that's not the reason for which they are taken off the schedule - to pretend it is - is outright dishonest. They're not taking off Muslim, Christian and Jewish holidays because of what they mean historically or culturally. You could even argue that historically, Muslim and Jewish holidays mean jack **** to the overwhelming majority of Americans. They're in the same realm Kwaanzaa and Buddhism. Which only strengthens my point that this is a selective celebration mean to please some groups at the expense of every other kid in the system.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Good, that's not the reason for which they are taken off the schedule - to pretend it is - is outright dishonest. They're not taking off Muslim, Christian and Jewish holidays because of what they mean historically or culturally. You could even argue that historically, Muslim and Jewish holidays mean jack **** to the overwhelming majority of Americans. They're in the same realm Kwaanzaa and Buddhism. Which only strengthens my point that this is a selective celebration mean to please some groups at the expense of every other kid in the system.
    You're on a tangent. Do you now renounce your original claim that religious holidays are only significant to the religious?

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    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.
    I agree they should give kids 5 days a year they can take off for personal reasons. We all do not need to stop what we are doing for your religion, but we are happy you enjoy it and go celebrate with your people.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I agree they should give kids 5 days a year they can take off for personal reasons. We all do not need to stop what we are doing for your religion, but we are happy you enjoy it and go celebrate with your people.
    Oh I like that a LOT! Excellent solution!
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    You're on a tangent. Do you now renounce your original claim that religious holidays are only significant to the religious?
    Nope. You created a standard for significance which is completely irrelevant to why they're made into holidays.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    On one page this does seem fair but then again as the OP brings up why not just take your kids to a religious school or dont make them come to school that day. Im mixed about this, both arguments make sense.


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