Celebrate Ganesha Festival?

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Local high school spent a day out of classes with special programs on teaching, history, art, beliefs and culture in honor of the Ganesha Festival.

    This is a hindu festival, including painting of henna patterns on hands, feet and face (of the teachers by students).

    So meek and mild me asked what other religious festivals were being taught and observed in our high school. Especially, whether we would have a day at, say, Christmas or Easter to teach, give history, art, culture and beliefs in honor of Jesus Christ.

    The laison (VP for Community Relations) smiled and held up his hands in a gesture of surrender. One word, "Sorry".

    Sorry? America is everything EXCEPT "christian" any more!
     
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    We need a graemlin with it's mouth open saying "HUH?"

    Sorry? Yah, right. Pathetic bloke didn't expect anyone to question this "non-religious"-type of thing? (Can't possibly be religious with the church and state separation slant.) Oh,... maybe it's a "cultural" thing. I don't know whether to be :eek: or :mad:
     
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    I bet they'll do that so-called African thing...um...Quansa, or something like that. :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe they can look at Jesus as a Jew, steeped in Jewish culture, to make it a politically correct reason to study any of those holidays [​IMG]
     
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    It's the simple things that make me long for my true home.

    This is not my home, I am not my own, I am bought with a price.

    When the wicked prosper it vexes my soul and I long for home.

    In a strange way, God is using wicked folks to keep my eyes straight ahead.

    Therefore, in everything do I give thanks. Even for the things that depress me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Before you say something in public, "Kwanza" is not really a religious holiday. It doesn't match up with this topic, and although I don't care about it, I'm not opposed to it either. I have many Christian brethren that celebrate both Christmas and Kwanza. Check it out before you lump it in with the other categories.
     
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    Well, there is an advantage to living in the deep Kentucky woods. Authorizing a "Ganesha" festival here would get the superintendent fired, or maybe hung.
     
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    David, the problem is that so many Christians consider themselves "rented" instead of owned.
     
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    Gotta agree with David Mark on that one.
    And I like the way that town in Kentucky thinks. ;)
    Gina
     
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    Isn't is strange that as soon as someone in the public school system so much as mentions the existence of a Bible, everyone is afraid that religion will take over the government? But, when it comes to things like the above mentioned celebration, it is suddenly a celebration of a culture. What ever happened to the Christian culture? I guess that it is OK to mix the state with a religion, as long as it is a false religion. :rolleyes:
     
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    Our other high school here in Casper is presenting "The Crucible" as the fall play. For those unfamiliar, it is about young girls involved actively in witchcraft, occult. One even "walks on the water" to prove the spirits are helping her.

    I called the news and they said it was not worth an interview. I could, they suggested, write a letter to the editor and express my objections.

    Another "religion" = GOOD; "christianity = EVIL

    Guess we should expect it. Gotta scoot, sundown is here and I can eat on this first day of Ramadan! :eek:
     

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