Weird choice of "school spirit" events?

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Weird choice of "school spirit" events?
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 12:09pm

M's public school has announced two "school spirit" days for this semester.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 2:52pm

I agree it's a bit strange.




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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 2:03pm

Exactly, Turtle.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 12:47pm
"Do fish notice water"
I love this! As a nonchristian in part of a large mostly creationist homeschool community, the christinaity abounds and they never notice how prevelant it is with acitvities and events.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 12:25pm

No, I am saying that Memorial Day is more approrpriate

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:18am
But in saying memorial day is more important then those other holidays u are dismissing other cultures that those people fought for freedom for. Yes men and women died protecting the rights and freedoms we hold dear but by dismissing signifagance to a jewish high holiday or chinese new year or kwanza or even st patricks day is that in some ways disrespecting those rights that they died for and also ignoring our history. Most imigrants came here for the freedoms we have then to say yes u are free to have ur chinese culture or ur jewish religion or your irish or african american heritage but don't expect us to respect that that's not what at least my idea of america stands for. And btw if u ask an actual irish american what they do for st pats its more a boiled dinner with family less a drunken binge
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:53am

Ask the people at the parade or a bar on St Pats day who Saint Patrick is and probably half couldn't tell you sober."

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:39am

It seems like a sneaky way to celebrate the "holiday" without actually clelebrating the holiday.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:52pm

What a way to go 'incognito' on celebrating holidays.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 5:58pm
To play devils advocate then my mom is canadian so her thanksgiving is different. Imigrants from other countries don't celebrate thanksgiving. What about kids who have no mother or father or kids who have 2 moms or 2 dads won't the other holiday be awkward. Reality is u will never please everyone. I'm first generation american on moms side 2nd on dads both sides imigrated for a better life. Freedom to practice religion on my dads which was a fundemental this country was built on and I'm. Thankful for tha5t and would never deny another something my grandparents came her for. Tolerence is a 2 way street. I can't expect people to respect my religous or cultural beliefs if I am not open to0 theirs. Imo there are many traditions and customes here that have religous roots but true of most cultures what's great about the usa is we are melting pot and we should celebrate that not say u can't mention valentine day in school because of a saint because u are taking away anothers right.

Ps appologize for typos or rambling on cell phone.
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 2:34pm

Do fish notice water? Honestly, I find many members of majority faiths see their customs as "mainstream" or universally American.

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