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BA found to be discriminating against xtian

Adrian
KingHell
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 383
Here's the news article on the Beeb website today: British Airways Christian employee Nadia Eweida wins case

I posted this on the comments section of the article:
"I wonder if the same ruling would have been made if the symbol had been a swastika - after all, most religions are just ideologies (they seek to control the thoughts and actions of their followers whilst expanding their influence and power with possible exceptions like Buddhism - i.e. more philosophical)."
Martyn
Maradam
Guildford, GB
Post #: 481
What pendant should an atheist wear?

How large can it be? 30cm sounds good.

Can it say something rude about theists? (Please?)

Can it have flashing lights and a repeating pre-recorded message?

What if a Christian insisted on wearing a 1:1 scale representation of the crucifixion cross?

What if a Satan worshipper wishes to wear their goat/pentacle/skull icon?

As Sikhs can wear turbans, can not rock'n'rollers wear leather jackets?

What about us ex-wannabe-flower-power-free-love-hippie­s-but-now-wannabe-old-steam-punkers then?

Or is it a case of them that shout loudest, get their way?

Doh!
A former member
Post #: 45
At least Austria is being fair..

Austrian driver allowed 'pastafarian' headgear photo
Adrian
KingHell
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 388
Well I think in the case of Austria it's all about a guilty past ;-)
Georgi L.
Guffaw
London, GB
Post #: 1,136
Good point from Martyn, because if Xtians are allowed to wear jewellery, even though 1/ the company doesn't allow jewellery as their dress code 2/ xtians are not 'required' by their delusion oops religion to wear it, then what if as an atheist, I 'profoundly' want to wear my dead grandmother's ring on a chain ...or indeed my dead grandfather's nazi badge because it is "profound" for me not as a nazi symbol but as my faith in my grandfather?

And you just gotta love Nico Alm ...the 'pastafarian' from Reda's post. Thanks for posting Reda
A former member
Post #: 46
Good point from Martyn, because if Xtians are allowed to wear jewellery, even though 1/ the company doesn't allow jewellery as their dress code 2/ xtians are not 'required' by their delusion oops religion to wear it, then what if as an atheist, I 'profoundly' want to wear my dead grandmother's ring on a chain ...or indeed my dead grandfather's nazi badge because it is "profound" for me not as a nazi symbol but as my faith in my grandfather?

And you just gotta love Nico Alm ...the 'pastafarian' from Reda's post. Thanks for posting Reda

I thought people would enjoy it. Maybe we can have a 'pastafarian' theme night sometime biggrin
Roger
user 33309642
London, GB
Post #: 111
The appropriate sacrament would be - er, pasta, presumably?
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