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  1. #1
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default No cake for you!

    9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too unhealthy".

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801

    Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.

  2. #2
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    > to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too unhealthy".
    >
    > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    >
    > Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    > birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    > Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    >



    JW's suck!!

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    If we are not meant to eat animals,
    why are they made of meat?

  3. #3
    SCP Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:45:40 GMT, PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:

    -->Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    -->
    -->> 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    -->> to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too unhealthy".
    -->>
    -->> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    -->>
    -->> Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    -->> birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    -->> Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    -->>
    -->
    -->
    -->JW's suck!!


    Well Peter it seems you're anti religion as well as being a horses ass.


    Here's the real reason

    AS far as birthday celebrations, Jehovah's Witnesses do not engage in them due
    to pagan origons. Neither the ancient jews, nor first christians celebrated
    birthdays because they viewed them as pagan. Pagans would celebrate the
    birthday of a person in honor of the particular god of the astrological sign
    that person was said to be born under. That was to appease that god, and
    supposedly bring good luck to the individual.
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_Jeh...thdays_or_sing

  4. #4
    Ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    PeterL scribbled on the wall in permanent marker:

    > Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    > > to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too
    > > unhealthy".
    > >
    > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    > >
    > > Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    > > birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    > > Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    > >

    >
    >
    > JW's suck!!


    I've never been told I couldn't bring a cake or muffins to my
    daughter's school (when in the us)...

    --
    My blog: http://ravenwolflodge.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    Ravenlynne wrote:
    > PeterL scribbled on the wall in permanent marker:
    >
    >> Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]:
    >>
    >>> 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    >>> to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too
    >>> unhealthy".
    >>>
    >>> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    >>>
    >>> Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    >>> birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    >>> Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    >>>

    >>
    >> JW's suck!!

    >
    > I've never been told I couldn't bring a cake or muffins to my
    > daughter's school (when in the us)...
    >


    I've never experienced that ban, either, and the only time I have
    heard of it is when there are kids in the class with severe
    allergies (eggs, dairy, flour) or diabetes.

    Most schools no longer have any kind of Christmas (even secular)
    or Easter mention, but many celebrate Halloween (which I detest.)
    Go figure.

    gloria p

  6. #6
    Ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    Gloria P scribbled on the wall in permanent marker:

    > Ravenlynne wrote:
    > > PeterL scribbled on the wall in permanent marker:
    > >
    > >>Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in
    > > > news:[email protected]:
    > > >
    > > > > 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    > > > > to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too
    > > > > unhealthy".
    > > > >
    > > > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    > > > >
    > > > > Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    > > > > birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    > > > > Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > JW's suck!!

    > >
    > > I've never been told I couldn't bring a cake or muffins to my
    > > daughter's school (when in the us)...
    > >

    >
    > I've never experienced that ban, either, and the only time I have
    > heard of it is when there are kids in the class with severe allergies
    > (eggs, dairy, flour) or diabetes.
    >
    > Most schools no longer have any kind of Christmas (even secular) or
    > Easter mention, but many celebrate Halloween (which I detest.) Go
    > figure.
    >
    > gloria p


    My daughter goes to a department of defense school and they don't have
    any holiday mentions at all... but you can bring birthday stuff in if
    you consult with the teacher first. Of course this is really for the
    lower grades. She's in 5th grade now and no one really does anything
    anymore.

    --
    My blog: http://ravenwolflodge.blogspot.com

  7. #7
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    SCP <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:45:40 GMT, PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > -->Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    > -->
    > -->> 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    > -->> to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too unhealthy".
    > -->>
    > -->> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    > -->>
    > -->> Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    > -->> birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    > -->> Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    > -->>
    > -->
    > -->
    > -->JW's suck!!
    >
    >
    > Well Peter it seems you're anti religion as well as being a horses ass.


    Well, speaking of anti-religious and a horse's ass, we have our very own
    Stu!

    > Here's the real reason
    >
    > AS far as birthday celebrations, Jehovah's Witnesses do not engage in them
    > due
    > to pagan origons. Neither the ancient jews, nor first christians celebrated
    > birthdays because they viewed them as pagan. Pagans would celebrate the
    > birthday of a person in honor of the particular god of the astrological sign
    > that person was said to be born under. That was to appease that god, and
    > supposedly bring good luck to the individual.
    > http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_Jeh...te_birthdays_o
    > r_sing


    Paganism is a recognized religion. There are several Pagans who post
    here. My particular religion accepts Pagans. My daughter uses certain
    Pagan phrases and ceremonies when she leads worship in our church. She
    lead the last Christmas Eve service, and ended it by saying "blessed
    be". When she participates in outdoor closing ceremonies for religious
    retreats and camps, she is always asked to lead a Spiral Dance.

    JW's have a perfect right to not celebrate birthdays and other types of
    holidays, as they are not part of their religion. JW parents have a
    perfect right to request that their children not participate in these at
    school, including the Pledge of Allegiance. It causes problems for the
    kids, but it's the parents' right. That doesn't mean that the rest of
    us have to accept that JWs have the One True Religion.

    As far as cake being "unhealthy", that might be. It would be wise to
    check with the teacher before sending a cake (or cupcakes) into school.
    It might be necessary to bring something additional for diabetics or
    seriously obese children, if any are in the class. Parents will have
    made the teacher aware of this when school started.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  8. #8
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > SCP <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:45:40 GMT, PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> -->Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]: -->
    >> -->> 9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother
    >> -->> to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too
    >> unhealthy". -->>
    >> -->> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220801
    >> -->>
    >> -->> Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating
    >> -->> birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary toward Jehovah's
    >> -->> Witnesses, who do not celebrate birthdays.
    >> -->>
    >> -->
    >> -->
    >> -->JW's suck!!
    >>
    >>
    >> Well Peter it seems you're anti religion as well as being a horses ass.

    >
    > Well, speaking of anti-religious and a horse's ass, we have our very own
    > Stu!
    >




    I see Mr Pid is up to it's usual tricks.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    If we are not meant to eat animals,
    why are they made of meat?

  9. #9
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: No cake for you!

    Dan Abel wrote:

    >
    > As far as cake being "unhealthy", that might be. It would be wise to
    > check with the teacher before sending a cake (or cupcakes) into school.
    > It might be necessary to bring something additional for diabetics or
    > seriously obese children, if any are in the class. Parents will have
    > made the teacher aware of this when school started.
    >




    Is it seriously going to make a difference to the obese child if
    someone says "It's Connor's birthday and he brought cupcakes, but
    don't worry, Fat Jaden, he brought a carrot for you."?

    gloria p

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