Oh my god! Why do I have detention?
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08-04-2010, 09:55 AM
 
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention?
(08-04-2010 09:29 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  My take on this is that its not the context, wording, or religous ramifications that are the issue. Its respect. Sure, context matters. (Jesus saying "God why hast thou forsaken me" was actually directed at god, so its not the same thing as taking the lords name in vain. He was actually talking to god). Saying "oh my god", "holy jumpin jesus", or any other term that refers to religous beleifs can be offensive to some. Just because its meaningless to you, does that make it ok to be disrespectful to others?

Another important factor is that this issue is being adressed in a school setting. This is the place where we should be teaching youth and young adults respect and tolerance. Why can't we say to these students, look guys, some people find it offensive when you use those phrases, and we want you to be respectful of people regardless of race, religion, etc etc. Therefore, we expect you to use something else. (And there are TONS of other things that can be said in place of "oh my god".) In an adult setting things may not be so black and white, but in a school we need rules, and we need to enforce them. Rules regarding respect for others are extremely important. Enforcement is also very important, (and something we are slowly losing the right to do).

It's my opinion that insulting another is wrong. Especially when its not for any other purpose than to express an emotion that could be expressed otherwise. Lets keep it simple for our students and allow them to learn the inticacies of the grey areas as they mature. Providing a foundation for respect is what they need now.

Nice job Stark could not have said it better. BTW sorry I agree with you, I don't mean to harm your reputation.
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RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - martinb59 - 07-04-2010, 06:32 PM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - AquaMarine - 07-04-2010, 05:13 PM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - AquaMarine - 08-04-2010, 03:39 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - supermanlives1973 - 08-04-2010, 05:23 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - martinb59 - 08-04-2010 09:55 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - Kara_Critica - 08-04-2010, 10:21 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - AquaMarine - 08-04-2010, 11:01 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - Kara_Critica - 09-04-2010, 03:29 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - supermanlives1973 - 09-04-2010, 04:48 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - martinb59 - 08-04-2010, 11:11 AM
RE: Oh my god! Why do I have detention? - AquaMarine - 08-04-2010, 11:31 AM
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