This email made me fly off of the handle...

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This email made me fly off of the handle...

Post by Dematrah » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:46 pm

And I very nearly sent a nasty letter back in response. :-?

In an email from a fanatic of a relative:

"---------- Forwarded Message ----------
<< TEACHER APPLICANT

After being interviewed by the school administration, the eager
teaching prospect said:

"Let me see if I've got this right."

You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their
every waking moment with a
love for learning.

I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify
their disruptive behavior,
and observe them for signs of abuse.

Censor t heir T-shirt messages and dress habits.

You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases,
check their backpacks for
weapons of mass destruction, and raise their self esteem.

You want me to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship,
fair play, how to register
to vote, how to balance a checkbook, and how to apply for a job.

I am to check their heads for lice, maint ain a safe environment,
recognize signs of antisocial
behavior, and m ake sure all students pass the state exams, even those
who don't come to school
regularly or complete any of their assignments.

Plus, I am to make sure that all of the students with handicaps get an
equal education
regardless of the extent of their mental or physical handicap.

I am to communicate regularly with the parents by letter, telephone,
newsletter and report card.

All of this, plus:

I am to do all this with just a piece of chalk, a computer , a few
books, a bulletin board, a big smile AND
on a starting salary that qualifies my family for food stamps!

You want me to do all of this and then you tell me...

I CAN'T PRAY?"

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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:42 pm

I was on her side until the last statement.

I do hope he/she realizes that not everyone deserves to be force-fed religious dogma in one of the most traumatizing periods of one's life!!
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Post by Ragnar » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:52 am

I think that can be taken two ways.

I would actualy see it as a joke. Taken as a joke, I have seen worse.

Perhaps if you look at the punch line as meant to be funny, and not as a personal attack?

Try it and see what you think.

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Post by Willow » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:56 am

I guess my only thing....
no one is stopping him or her from praying, just telling her she can't force the kids too do it.

I totally advocate prayer, but not on taxpayer time.
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Post by Ragnar » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:27 am

I see religion a bit like "passive smoking". You are quite free to smoke, so long as I do not get your left overs.

Religion is a private pursuit. Don't force it on others.

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Post by Dematrah » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:31 pm

Ragnar wrote:I think that can be taken two ways.

I would actualy see it as a joke. Taken as a joke, I have seen worse.

Perhaps if you look at the punch line as meant to be funny, and not as a personal attack?

Try it and see what you think.
Knowing the one who sent it to me, it was in all seriousness. This is another email from them of the same manner: here . It's as if they think they've been personally attacked... :roll: #-o

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Post by Ragnar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:06 am

Dematrah wrote: Knowing the one who sent it to me, it was in all seriousness.
Na. If there is a past history, then...

Of course there is an very good answer to the "Arlington Cemetry" argument in the link.

In grave yards crosses are planted on those registered as christian, Stars of David on Jews, etc etc. They are for the dead and thier familys comfort.

To put crosses in other public places is just an attempt at "christian suprmemacy". It is, in effect, no differnt to Hitler putting "swastikas" everywhere. :-D

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Post by davisherm » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:01 pm

With regards to the national cemetery, crosses and stars of David are allowed but Pentacle are not. Despite Wicca being a recognized religion according to the Army. Now, granted I'm not exactly Wican but it's the closest thing the Army recognizes to what I am, so had I been killed in combat and burried at Arlington, I'd want a Pentacle on my stone. And I'd have not gotten one.

Of course, I'd rather be cremated and returned to the Earth than burried in a box somewhere, but that's a different matter entirely.

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Post by Willow » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:52 pm

That is frustrating, I get of a few minds on this sort of thing.

On the one hand, places like Canada cannot deny that religion played a large part in our formation, as large fur trading, french and Cod fishing. PUlling down monuments with crosses and eliminating religion from history books is in MHO, retarded.

On the other hand, I do believe people should be free from enforcement of religion, my solution is accepting history while moving forward, there are a lot of ways to remeber people in public monuments without religious imagery. A grave is private property, a cemetary is a sacred space, any religious symbol should be permitted there.

Anyway, there is a lot of interesting research on this. I mean think about the roadside crosses that are put up at accident sites, those really blur lines between public religion and private space.
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Post by Windwalker » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:34 am

Those roadside crosses are something different for me. I mentally don't class them as religious. I mean, they're small and an appropriate shape for shoving into the ground. If someone in my family died in a car crash and a relative stuck up a cross, I'd be happy enough with that. I might even stick one up myself. It's a good a marker as any just to say "someone died here"... and when I see them along the road, I don't think "Christians stuck that there", all I think is "someone died there". Crosses were around before the Christians, after all.... Jesus wasn't the only one nailed to a crusifix. (Cheer up, Brian! You know what they say....)

I like them being there, because it helps me know how dangerous a stretch of road is. (Also counting them on long car journeys staves off boredom.) I know some of you in America and where the Romans built roads have lots of long straight stretches but here it's bends the whole way down the country, and it's good to know when you should be being extra careful. Crosses are just a good warning sign because of their size and shape. Maybe a survey should be taken, or something.

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Post by SageWolf » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:57 pm

http://www.pentaclemagazine.org/pn760/i ... e&sid=1927

I know I'm alittle late but I thought you all would like this to read It's a HUGE Step for Us :-D

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Post by Ragnar » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:46 am

Thats great news. Thanks for the info. ;)

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Re: This email made me fly off of the handle...

Post by Moonchyld » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:02 pm

I don't really see this as a stabe at our religion, but more as a harmless joke centered around the Christian ideails. The only way this is to be taken harmfully is if the person whom sent it to you added something negative to it. IMO, it funny as s**t!! :lol:
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