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  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/01/3091916/orthodox-ballers-sue-texas-school-school-district

    Actually, I think this is pretty cool. I'm kind of annoyed that some of the parents (and NOT the school) had to go to this length to be able to play in the TAPPS tournament, but it's great that these kids get to play.

    For fuck's sake, the league is for private and parochial schools. The league makes accommodations for Christian schools not playing on Sundays: why can't they make the same effort to make sure the Jewish kids aren't forced to quit a game because it's on their Sabbath?
     
  2. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    The cheerleader's favorite cheer for the football team at the Jewish high school...

    Get that quarter back!



    tss... I'm always crackin' everybody up.
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Sandy Koufax approves.
     
  4. Neon

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    On top of that, I read somewhere that they made an exception in the past for Seventh Day Adventists. I simply never understand why these stories have to get this big to get settled. What utter douche couldn't just say: "Yeah, let's just move it." What did they think would happen? This is a classic "religious discrimination" story the media loves to run with. Sometimes the lack of thinking is simply staggering.
     
  5. Guilty Spark

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    How about God is make believe so who gives a fuck either way?
     
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    Because it's The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
     
  7. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    I actually only meant the Jew God. *wavy hand*
     
  8. Lord Zero

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    Even if He's real, does He really give a fuck about things like the Sabbath?
     
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    They just know how to work the system better than them there Catholics.
     
  10. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I look at things like that this way:

    Several years ago, I joined the Freemasons. No big deal, really. But in the process, I gave an oath to not reveal any secrets in the organization, the rites, etc. Now, you can find every rite for the Freemasons that I've ever learned on YouTube. Things from rites to secret handshakes. I'm willing to bet that you've heard some Freemason "secret words".

    But I gave an oath. I will not be telling anyone anything. It doesn't matter to me that all of that is out there: I said that I wouldn't contribute to it.

    Observant Jews don't avoid doing certain things because they're afraid that God will strike them down for doing them. The Jewish faith includes a fair amount of forgiveness, particularly Rosh Hashanah. But Observants choose to stick to those beliefs because they've made the decision to do so, period.

    It's about respecting a group of people who've chosen to stick by a particular code of behavior, where that behavior asks very little to nothing of you. It is their choice to stick to that behavior.

    In this case, they're part of an organization pretty much designed to cater to various groups that have codes of behavior that they (more or less) stick to. All this school was asking for was for their code to be respected as the code of others was respected.

    And for the record, if this were a Muslim school part of TAPPS that was asking for the same Sabbath considerations, I'd support them, too.
     
  11. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    God gets flattered enough as it is. Stop bowing to him.

    By the way, of course the group should be treated fairly. I'm just don't get the concept of the Sabbath to begin with.
     
  12. Neon

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    Frankly, the modern Jewish interpretation of the concept of the Sabbath has been blown way out of proportion. The biblical verse says something akin to "don't do any work or craft" but later rabbinical generations (We're still talking hundreds and hundreds of years ago) tacked on to it because of the move towards stricter orthodoxy. Now it's all nuts. But, it is what it is.
     
  13. Lord Zero

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    Bullshit?
     
  14. Neon

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    Well yeah, sorta, but that's not what I meant. Meant it is what it is and you either respect it or say fuck you to everyone else as well (which I guess isn't really an option here).
     
  15. Party Rooster

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    How about you stick to the original agreement and not join the league if you know there'd be a conflict when the games are played?

     
  16. Mags

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    fixed
     
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    He probably "didn't see a problem" because he figured his school's beliefs would be respected and their games would be played on Friday before the Sabbath or Saturday night after the Sabbath.
     
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    Jews won the game. Suck on it, Jeebus.
     
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    On SNAPoshcevitz!
     

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