"Apart from a brief 6 month period in my life in 4th form (age 14) where i was for a year converted to Christianity by some really hot Christian rock musicians (Y1) that came to my school (apparently even fundamentalist Christians know that sex…"
"Its part of Maori protocol, ergo it's cultural to pray every 5 mins. The boss at my work is Maori and REALLY into her culture, so from me (a pure blood Pakeha/Honki) yeah it would be offensive. Are there any Maori atheists in the group? Or any…"
"I've been out of NZ a long time. Is this one of those "well it's religious, but it's more about respect" type of things? I believe that you should be able to opt out of things, rather than be expected to go along with it.…"
"All the constant prayers. At the beginning of a meeting to open, at the end of a meeting to close it. Any get together at all and it drives me INSANE!! Which by the way, has nothing to do with supporting my Mormon client to pray at meals and…"
"I have thought about this myself. More along the lines of non participation in certain parts than actually requesting it stop, which I am not brave enough for. The feeling I get from teacher training college is that the treaty was signed and this is…"
"Hi, after reading your brothers story i feel.sickened and.wish to dog there was something more i could do other than letyou both know i am rooting (rooting??) cheering for you both. I hope reason and logic and justice prevail."
Hi, I am all for bi~culturalism in the workplace. I work in health and disability sector so its ‘mandatory‘ to incorporate TOW principles into out everyday. practises. But every meeting, every meal etc ee are required to have prayers to open and close meetings and powhiri and shared meals. How can I request a cessation of this mandatory religious aspect without coming off as a racist culturally insensitive asshole?See More
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