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zeus: I should be the head of things.
hera: tonigt is townholl that mean you can ask me question such as for instance like: is it hard being so perfec?
aphrodite: If police on strike, who gonna arrest me for going over the beauty limit?
ares: I'M HAVE THE MOST MUCH RESPECT FOR FEMALES WHICH IS WHY I YELL OVER THEM SO THEY DONOT HAVE TO HURT THEIR VOICE SPEAKING THEIR MINDS
hephaestus: I MEANT TO BE IN CHIMNEY. WHY ELSE WOULD I BE IN CHIMBNEY. STOP LOOK AT ME
dionysus: hey is does anybody going to ask what I wearing to debate hint:: it nothing I not waring anythin
apollo: i'm could release my medicinal records. doctor says I have a chronic case of the handsome
artemis: i mildly inconvenience by certain things and i not gonna take it anymore.
athena: more like opposable dumbs
hades: I have tea party with many friends. so many friends that I have.
demeter: I wear a leaf for enhance my beauties.
poseidon: when I place my head to my bottom I can hear the ocean
hermes: i can drink coffee it coffee for drink coffee i can handle coofee coffee to drink coffee yes good everything under control cofeen is yes yes
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chlostars:

listen up: “hark the herald angel sing/ glory to the newborn king” and “i know when that hotling bling/ that can only mean one thing” have the same number of syllables

merry christmas

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About ten days ago, I wrote a series of posts regarding the difficulties Jews and people of other minority faiths encounter in western society when it comes to having our holidays respected and recognized. I got a lot of feedback from Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Jains, etc. echoing my sentiments (some of which was absolutely heartbreaking), and I have additionally seen a variety of other posts on the matter that underline my point. When reading all of the notes and comments relevant to these posts, I noticed a very similar theme reappearing time after time:

“I didn’t take off for X holiday because I’m not that religious, but the scheduling was very inconvenient for my more observant friend or family member.” 

Indeed, I had previously quoted former MLB player Gabe Kapler, who once made the justification to play baseball on Yom Kippur by saying: 

“I am not really a practicing Jew. It would be selfish to be a practicing Jew on only one day.”

It would seem that many people have been led to believe that observing a Jewish or Muslim or Hindu holiday is cheating unless you are sincerely devout. 

Well, I have an important message for those people: 

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO NON-CHRISTIAN SECULAR OBSERVANCES

This is important, so I’m going to say it again: 

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO NON-CHRISTIAN SECULAR OBSERVANCE

Think of all the times you have been chided by secular Christian friends for not celebrating Christmas.

“It’s not really even a religious holiday anymore,” people will tell you. “It’s just a nice time for families to get together and celebrate.” 

Well, guess what? So is Rosh Hashanah. So is Eid. So is Diwali. 

A secular Jew might not want to go to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to fly home for Rosh Hashanah dinner to be with their family. 

A non-practicing Muslim may have lost interest in regular religious practices, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still look forward to Eid celebrations.

A lapsed Hindu can still have fond memories of celebrating Diwali as a youth, and want to continue on with their family traditions. 

There is no written rule that says only people from Christian backgrounds can be non-religious and still celebrate their cultural holidays. There is no law that says only Christmas and Easter can be boiled down to family dinners and fun festivities. 

BEING A SECULAR PERSON FROM A MINORITY FAITH DOES NOT INVALIDATE YOUR RIGHT TO YOUR OWN CULTURAL BACKGROUND. 

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t prayed in years or don’t believe in God. If you want a day off for your holiday, take it. No matter what, it’s still yours. 

With the High Holidays coming up, I wanted to share this again. 

I feel very strongly that we need to start normalizing non-Christian holiday observances (both secular and religious) throughout the year for people of all backgrounds. 

If you’re Jewish, next week is a good time to start.

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