Okay, corporate and academic America.
Do we ever work on Christmas? No. Easter? No. Do we let people take an hour or two off of work and then come back with ash crossed on their forheads on Ash Wednesday? Yes. Forgive people for their crankiness as they restrict their diets of meats, alcohol, sweets and other culinary pleasures during the 40 days of Lent? Yes.
So tell me … why must we work during Yamin Noraim, the Jewish High Holy Days? Why am I at work on Yom Kippur? Why did I have to go to class on Rosh Hashanah?
And please don’t give me the, “ohhh well we’re a Christian nation” speech. Guess what? We’re not. In fact, we’re one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world. I think it’s high time we started to recognize that.
And if you’re going to insist on giving me this America is a Christian nation speech, please don’t give me the, “well, what would Jesus do?” Because, guess what? Jesus was a Jew. Ohh how we like to forget that little fact.
All this is to say that it’s time to be more religiously tolerant.
And that I would much rather be home in bed right now.