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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Americans would not have heard of this but recently at a university here in Canada called York University (one of the better universities) fulfilled a request form a student that he not have to interact with female students due to religious reasons. It is an online course with an in-class component that would have required him to work with other students. The professor refused to do it at first but was then forced to accept it. This decision instantly gained a lot of criticism from various critics including federal Justice Minister Peter McKay, calling it sexist and religious accommodation going too far. This has sparked debate about how far will reli8gious accommodation go.

    I have to agree with the critics and the government, this is pure sexism and it has taken religious accommodation way too far. The York University staff should have just thrown the request back in the student's face and if he doesn't like it he doesn't have to go to university or preferably move to a country where that attitude is more tolerated. I would like to know what you think about this and if indeed religious accommodation has gone too far.

    This article is from the Globe and Mail and can be found here or any other Canadian news site for that matter.
    I don't see you point. Why is it discrimination to allow someone to study at home? And would anyone think he knows better, what another's religion requires or forbids?

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I don't see you point. Why is it discrimination to allow someone to study at home? And would anyone think he knows better, what another's religion requires or forbids?
    It is sexism to allow a student to not participate in his classes because for religious reasons they do not want to interact with female students. It is religious accommodation taken too far.

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Hopefully it does end there and progresses no further.
    "Give them an inch...." Their way of looking at things does not always mesh with ours. Okay, I understand that. However, would we be given the same consideration in their country if we disagreed with their rules? Or would we be told "this is the way we do things here...you either adapt or leave." I believe we know the answer. I haven't received an answer, though, as to why we should always be expected to back down, when it happens in our country! Fair is fair!

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    "Religious reasons", okay. So what are they and what is the scriptural precedent?

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is sexism to allow a student to not participate in his classes because for religious reasons they do not want to interact with female students. It is religious accommodation taken too far.
    That seems a quaint idea and seems to harken back to the cultures of the Old Worlds most of our ancestors fled to escape just such politics.

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

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    How about female students? Is college an appropriate place for them? Or do you think that females should stay barefoot, pregnant and ignorant?
    College is not an appropriate place for a woman. Women and Men have different roles in society, and no part of a woman's role requires a college education. Hell, a large percentage of men don't need a college education, or shouldn't, for the work they do.

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is sexism to allow a student to not participate in his classes because for religious reasons they do not want to interact with female students. It is religious accommodation taken too far.
    I realize this is about a Canadian school, but since this forum discusses anything and everything, I am thinking of just how backwards this is from the usual arguments seen in here....For instance we not too long ago just got done arguing not only why a Cross that had been up on a hill near SD Cali, for 100 years. We have a thread in here now about a statue in OK being pushed of Satan's right hand demon to be erected in the town square. We have argued how, and why there should be a separation of any sort of religious, or perceived religious act, and school. Yet now we argue whether a school in Northern neighbors land should be cowing to Islamic religious dictate? Give me a break.

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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    College is not an appropriate place for a woman.
    Women and Men have different roles in society, and no part of a woman's role requires a college education. Hell, a large percentage of men don't need a college education, or shouldn't, for the work they do.



    The USA is not an appropriate place for a prejudiced, woman hating, misogynist.

    But, unfortunately we have more than a few of them here.




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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA is not an appropriate place for a prejudiced, woman hating, misogynist.

    But, unfortunately we have more than a few of them here.
    Um, you know this was in Canada right?
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    Re: Religious Accommodation at York

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Americans would not have heard of this but recently at a university here in Canada called York University (one of the better universities) fulfilled a request form a student that he not have to interact with female students due to religious reasons. It is an online course with an in-class component that would have required him to work with other students. The professor refused to do it at first but was then forced to accept it. This decision instantly gained a lot of criticism from various critics including federal Justice Minister Peter McKay, calling it sexist and religious accommodation going too far. This has sparked debate about how far will religious accommodation go.

    I have to agree with the critics and the government, this is pure sexism and it has taken religious accommodation way too far. The York University staff should have just thrown the request back in the student's face and if he doesn't like it he doesn't have to go to university or preferably move to a country where that attitude is more tolerated. I would like to know what you think about this and if indeed religious accommodation has gone too far.

    This article is from the Globe and Mail and can be found here or any other Canadian news site for that matter.
    Canada is a country that allows students to bring knives to school for their religious beliefs. Really some of the **** that is acceptable in Canada is mindblowing and I'm sure you guys have the same view about Americans.
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