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No exams on Wiccan, Pagan
holidays at University
of Missouri?

Fox News, by Joshua Rhett Miller

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/16/2013 11:24:24 AM

Students at University of Missouri don´t need to cram for exams that fall on Wiccan and Pagan holidays, now that the school has put them on par with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah. The university’s latest “Guide to Religions: Major Holidays and Suggested Accommodations” — designed to help faculty know when and when not to schedule exams and other student activities — lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It´s all part of the school´s effort to include everyone´s beliefs, although some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe

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Is there anyone left in this world with common sense? The desire to appease everyone has gone way overboard. As we see almost daily, once this started there is no end it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/16/2013 11:35:24 AM     (No. 9180033)

Parents have got to quit paying for these radical schools!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: navybrat, 2/16/2013 11:43:59 AM     (No. 9180051)

Civiliation is going backwards.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/16/2013 12:02:46 PM     (No. 9180088)

great idea..
$35,000 a year for tooishun and only have to go to skool 9 days per quarter..
what a GREAT teecherz union they got their..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/16/2013 12:14:11 PM     (No. 9180110)

How about no school or exams on any Saint day? Certainly not St Patrick´s Day and, of course, the day after. St. Crispin´s day, St. Valentine´s Day, St Christopher... so no education at all! But be sure to pay your tuition!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/16/2013 12:18:40 PM     (No. 9180118)

It´s become rather obvious these days when the term, ´higher education´ is referred to...

It damn sure ain´t the curriculum - more like the Obama Choom-gang fan club in action.

Yeah well. Back in the late 60´s, colleges were on the forefront of the drug craze. Guess they finally got it down to a fine art (or degree material...).

Whatta´ planet!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 2/16/2013 12:41:26 PM     (No. 9180166)

These geniuses are all attending college on gummint loans. They never intend to repay the money and they never intend to get a job.

The universities and the professors benefit mightily from this scam.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/16/2013 12:50:45 PM     (No. 9180188)

#3, the tuition´s $9272 a year. It´s a taxpayer-subsidized public institution, funded through the state legislature. Missouri´s a pretty red state. Maybe the taxpayers should demand an accounting.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 2/16/2013 12:58:14 PM     (No. 9180203)

I celebrate those Wiccan holidays, some more so than others. To my knowledge there is no prohibition on earning a living those days, or getting an education. There are things that are traditionally done, like fasting, but it is not that great a hardship.
I wish these places would stop this foolishness. In their attempts to be all inclusive they push people further out by drawing undue attention to things that are of no concern to them.
I dont need official recognition for my beliefs to be sacred to me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kOok, 2/16/2013 2:13:33 PM     (No. 9180319)

Well said, #8. I suspect, that if one digs deep enough, that every day of the year is sacred to some religion somewhere. I guess we should just all quit working.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LaVallette, 2/16/2013 8:39:33 PM     (No. 9180792)

GK Chesterton: "When people stop believing in God it does not mean they believe in nothing but that they believe in everything."

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