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« on: April 11, 2011, 03:13:24 PM »

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A sophomore at a local private high school thinks an effort to make Easter politically correct is ridiculous.

Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that a week before spring break, the students commit to a week-long community service project. She decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school, which she would like to remain nameless.

"At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that," Jessica said.

She was concerned how the teacher might react to the eggs after of a meeting earlier in the week where she learned about "their abstract behavior rules."

"I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs."

Rather than question the decision, Jessica opted to "roll with it." But the third graders had other ideas.

"When I took them out of the bag, the teacher said, 'Oh look, spring spheres' and all the kids were like 'Wow, Easter eggs.' So they knew," Jessica said.

The Seattle elementary school isn't the only government organization using spring over Easter. The city's parks department has removed Easter from all of its advertised egg hunts.


Source: mynorthwest.com

Politically correct is just weird to me.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 03:33:20 PM »



Political correctness must die horribly, preferably in a fire.
It is just so wrong on so many levels.
I can't even begin to describe it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 03:46:33 PM »

Politically correct perhaps (I do think that is debatable) but certainly mathematically INcorrect!  The state of education these days is deplorable.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 03:56:30 PM »

It's just plain ridiculous, but am I the only one that is just getting tired just of the term "political correctness?" It's almost like calling something politically correct is itself robbing the thing of it's atrocity. Look, Easter is a real holidy that's been around for a long, long time. Just like Christmas, the practices associated with the holidy are a hybrid of Christian observances and pagan practices. Which came first the Easter chicken or the Easter egg? I really don't care, not being religious, but even I can recognize when something is full of s**t and a mindless attempt to rob something of it's cultural identity and impact. Let the kids have their freaking Easter eggs. If they or their parents don't want them to partake in the festivities, THEY DON'T HAVE TO! I'm talking about the U.S. Constitution in this case, but there is an Establishment Clause that allows for people not to partake if they don't want to. Use it, morons.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 03:59:03 PM »

Politically correct perhaps (I do think that is debatable) but certainly mathematically INcorrect!  The state of education these days is deplorable.

Wouldn't that be Geometrically incorrect?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 04:32:16 PM »

If there is technically a point when political correctness is just stupid, this is it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 04:59:54 PM »

It's just plain ridiculous, but am I the only one that is just getting tired just of the term "political correctness?" It's almost like calling something politically correct is itself robbing the thing of it's atrocity. Look, Easter is a real holidy that's been around for a long, long time. Just like Christmas, the practices associated with the holidy are a hybrid of Christian observances and pagan practices. Which came first the Easter chicken or the Easter egg? I really don't care, not being religious, but even I can recognize when something is full of s**t and a mindless attempt to rob something of it's cultural identity and impact. Let the kids have their freaking Easter eggs. If they or their parents don't want them to partake in the festivities, THEY DON'T HAVE TO! I'm talking about the U.S. Constitution in this case, but there is an Establishment Clause that allows for people not to partake if they don't want to. Use it, morons.

Unfortunately, those MORONS get to VOTE, therefor some douchebag political types tend to take them a little too seriously.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 05:40:58 PM »

This is not political correctness, if such a thing even exists.

This is a militant attempt by a minority to remove ALL traces of religion from public life.

I just call it like I see it.

Happy Easter, everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 05:54:57 PM »

I don't get it.

I don't believe in God, but I'm not offended by Easter.

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Easter's great, you get chocolate.
And If you want to appreactate the religious side to it, well, thats cool too.
How can you find the term 'Easter Egg' offensive ?

I live in an Islamic and Hindu part of London and non of the kids call it the 'Spring Holiday', everyone calls it Easter. I know this because I live across the road from a school and listening to annoying kids outside is all part of the fun.

NO ONE will get offended.
And if they do, they're so small minded and petty that they're not worth thinking about.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 09:01:56 PM »

I don't get it.

I don't believe in God, but I'm not offended by Easter.

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Easter's great, you get chocolate.
And If you want to appreactate the religious side to it, well, thats cool too.
How can you find the term 'Easter Egg' offensive ?

I live in an Islamic and Hindu part of London and non of the kids call it the 'Spring Holiday', everyone calls it Easter. I know this because I live across the road from a school and listening to annoying kids outside is all part of the fun.

NO ONE will get offended.
And if they do, they're so small minded and petty that they're not worth thinking about.


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I can't get it myself.  I will admit Easter has a religious tone but in many ways it and Christmas have morphed into a much more secular area.  The actual celebration is becoming more focused around presents and such.  I can understand if anyone wants to keep religious beliefs associated with them.  However, they just seem to be moving away from those origins and I can't understand the problem with them.  I have seen families here from many non-Christian religions participating in these same events as a means of assimilation. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 10:52:21 PM »

I lived for a number of years in Japan - hardly a cradle of Judeo-Christian culture.
But man, did they love Christmas!  Decorations, cards, trees, you name it.  I remember
looking in one store window and seeing a manger scene that incorporated Frosty, the Grinch,
and (I kid you not) the Burgomeister from HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS.

My Christian side wanted to weep a little, but those Shintoists and Buddhists were far more tolerant and accepting than the standard American lawsuit-happy atheist whiner.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 03:03:32 PM »

By the way, who the hell gets offended by Easter? Why?
You don't want people to "force their opinion on you", so you force YOUR opinion on them.
See what the problem is?
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 03:12:06 PM »

Sad, sad topic...

I bet all the holidays will be renamed soon and most of the decorations we remember will be forgotten.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 03:26:42 PM »

I lived for a number of years in Japan - hardly a cradle of Judeo-Christian culture.
But man, did they love Christmas!  Decorations, cards, trees, you name it.  I remember
looking in one store window and seeing a manger scene that incorporated Frosty, the Grinch,
and (I kid you not) the Burgomeister from HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS.

My Christian side wanted to weep a little, but those Shintoists and Buddhists were far more tolerant and accepting than the standard American lawsuit-happy atheist whiner.

That's really cool!  There again, the Japanese have a very uncanny knack for taking anything outside their culture and inject their own pep into it and it soon becomes an accepted icon or bastion of popularity.

This is probably due mostly to the rigidness of their own culture and their desire for the chance to step out of the box and seek stress relief and fun in ways their culture dosen't provide.  And that's really cool.   Great story, bud!  Cheers
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 03:41:07 PM »

I lived for a number of years in Japan - hardly a cradle of Judeo-Christian culture.
But man, did they love Christmas!  Decorations, cards, trees, you name it.  I remember
looking in one store window and seeing a manger scene that incorporated Frosty, the Grinch,
and (I kid you not) the Burgomeister from HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS.

My Christian side wanted to weep a little, but those Shintoists and Buddhists were far more tolerant and accepting than the standard American lawsuit-happy atheist whiner.
You have used the perfect word to describe PC-freaks.
Whiners.

Are you really unable to live with the thought that other people think differently? They might have a different religion?  Should the world conform to YOUR majestic Highness?(Just to clear things up, this paraghraph wasn't aimed at you, Indy.)

Anyways, sorry, I could ramble on about "political correctness" for hours.
It p**ses me off.
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