Pretentio, no thanks!
"So if the god is cocaine and my beliefs require to partake of a line of his body every 10 minutes, does my work have to allow me to do that?"
I am afraid so. It is the "law." How do you no cocaine is a "he" though?
Nothing striking about this. Oregon as a state has scored "average" when it comes to providing care and resources for the mentally ill. Sadly, Oregon is one of the "nicer" states to live in if your mental ill, http://www.nami.org/gtsTemplate09.cfm?Sect…
Anyway! I say anyway because no one really give a sh#@ about this stuff. The mental hospitals of the country where shut down decades ago and "transferred" to the streets or a local jail or prison near you. The problem in this country is everyone is in a box. We all live near each other, but not "with" each other. The states in this country act no different. They act like everyone else. Like some too cool teenager that's got a rep to uphold. The communication among states and governments is pathetic. Each state "handles" their seemingly "individual" crisis alone, asking for help only if absolutely necessary. This is what no holds barred capitalism looks like. It just didn't happen overnight. This little write-up on the state of mental "care" in Oregon? Lol! Why aren't we running whole sections in the Oregonian on the pathetic state of humanity in our state? It's pretty simple really. We as "individuals" wrapped up in our little consumerists realities are too busy figure out what we want to acquire next with our "hard earned" money in order to smell the coffee. This is but one issue among many, many, many. Quite frankly! my prognosis for this country is shhhit! We've all been cosumerized. In order to affect change we'd have to give up some of our unsustainable cushy life styles. Not gonna happen.
EVH, I agree with you to some extent. I am not "anti-religion" I am more anti-dumb-ass. If you can form full sentences and speak with some coherence I don't mind if you are religious. I become anti-religious when religious people become evangelical and righteous. You want to be religious? Go for it, but don't commercialize your "deeper understanding" of the meaning of God/Gods and his/her plans.
Regarding this law. I have a few problems with it. Accommodating people is okay up to a certain point but the idea that society as a whole as to accommodate you simply because of "your" beliefs is actually discriminatory. Not toward the religious but instead toward the nonreligious, i.e. Agnostics, Atheists and Nihilist. The idea that because you are "religious" everyone else should afford you special privileges is going too far. I could for example just start making sh!# up and found my own religion, let's call it Go-F!-Yourselfism. If you believe in GFY you "should" for all intents and purpose be afforded your days off work shouldn't you?
I think if you want to be religious, go ahead but if you think by being religious you are somehow special from and exempt from the realities of everyday life like everyone else, you should go be religious in a cave somewhere. There you can practice your religion to the fullest, no interruptions. And good luck to you.
Yes, do make sure to dispose of your lead/mercury laden electronics properly so that some poor sap in in some thrid-world country can extract it for us at the lowest human cost, humans. But don't worry, they're "third-world" people, that must add up to at least 5 first-world people, right? ;)
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