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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Fair Weather Follower

I would characterize myself as agnostic, or even atheistic. Although Easter is a religious holiday, I celebrate it as a day that announces spring. However, I do want all the benefits of the Christian holidays. That is, I will be very disappointed if I don’t have Good Friday off this week. Why stop at Christian days of religious observance? I should start taking off days that hold significance in the Jewish and Islamic religions, also!

4 Comments:

  • As a marginal Christian I would vote for NO FREAKING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS at all. I am very firm in my belief that if the Federal Government wants holidays, it should make them up. Things like Inalienable Rights Day or Emancipation Day, Marbury v. Madison Day, or even Assinated President's Day. I like my religion and government seperate.

    If we HAVE to go the religious route, lets get the jews, muslims, christians, mormons, krishnas, wikkins, and everyone else in on it. Heck, lets make everyday a holiday.

    Oh yeah, it is really groovy that I get Good Friday off.

    By Blogger Thomas Vickers, at 7:11 AM, April 11, 2006  

  • How about "Teach Teachers to Spell Assassinated Day?"

    By Blogger Thomas Vickers, at 7:21 AM, April 11, 2006  

  • I agree with Thomas Vickers. However, we do exactly what he suggests in the great state of Texas. I have had "Confederate Heroes Day" off for the past 5 years. It usually falls on the day after MLK Day, so I get a 4 day weekend to embrace diversity.

    We get 1/2 day off for Good Friday. This never happened when George W. Bush was governor. It was an "optional" holiday for gov't employees (meaning you can have it off if you use vacation time). Our current governor clearly has to prove he's a better Christian the the President. Good for us. Half day Friday! Whoo Hoo!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 5:51 PM, April 11, 2006  

  • don't forget baha'i religious days, too.

    hee hee, assinated.

    By Blogger heatherfeather, at 6:20 PM, April 13, 2006  

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