“CHRISTMAS and Easter have been scrubbed from a college’s calendars in case they offend non-Christians.”
No, actually, it’s maybe because the Christian terms for these particular holidays are irrelevant to the service provided by the college, namely education.
It is funny how easily religious groups rise to make their outrage known over things like this. I especially like the quote “We are a Christian country and religious tolerance is about respecting other people’s religious beliefs.”
Oh, are we now?
Myself and my partner are atheists, with a child who we intend to shelter from religion until she is old enough to make an informed decision either way, but are living in a country so awash with pandering to religiosity that it really does feel suffocating. You mustn’t offend the religious people by not respecting their beliefs.
Why? It’s a bloody rare thing that they show any tolerance for athiests.
…is very much like making love to a beautiful woman.
First, you’ve got to know the rules.
After that you can do a bit of crawling to determine the depths you’re going to have to go to.
But it’s only after mutual consent has been achieved that you can go ahead and massage the contents until they’re good and ready to be humped from one place to another.