Saturday, September 14, 2013

I HAVE CONVERTED

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I have seen the light and now know the intellectual and theological superiority of Omnism.  Actually, it's the pragmatic aspect that won me over.  The CU-Colorado Springs Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion recently published the list below and encouraged all faculty and staff to be sensitive and respectful of the religious holy days of all faith traditions. [An aside - being an AVCDI seems like a nice gig.]  As an Omnist, I  will choose to celebrate all of the holidays shown plus a few that the AVCDI overlooked, such as the Pastafarians celebration of the Flying Spaghetti Monster with every Friday being a holy day.  Seems like Kwanzaa should also be noted.  And why should those without a theism not have a special day?  Urban legend says that April 1 should be such a day, and Penn Jellete claims that every day is an atheist holiday.  If I plan it right, I don't think that I will have to work any days at all - wait a minute - I don't work any days now!!

SEPTEMBER 2013
1 Ecclesiastical Year begins – Orthodox Christian
5-6 Rosh Hashanah * – Jewish
9 Ganesh Chaturthi ** – Hindu
10 Paryushana Parva ** – Jain
14 Yom Kippur* – Jewish
Elevation of the Life Giving Cross – Holy Cross Day – Christian
19-25 Sukkot* – Jewish
22 Equinox
Mabon * – Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
Ostara * – Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
26 Shemini Atzeret * – Jewish
27 Simchat Torah * – Jewish
Meskel – Ethiopian Christian
29 Michael and All Angels – Christian
OCTOBER 2013
4 Saint Francis Day – Catholic Christian
5-13 Navaratri ** – Hindu
14 Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day * ** – Islam
Thanksgiving – Canada – Interfaith
Dasara ** – Hindu
15-18 Eid al Adha * ** – Islam
18 Saint Luke – Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
20 Birth of the Báb * – Baha’i
Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
27 Reformation Day ** – Protestant Christian
31 All Hallows Eve – Christian
NOVEMBER 2013
1 All Saints Day – Christian
Samhain and Beltane * – Wicca/Pagan
1-5 Deepavali ** – Hindu
2 All Soul’s Day – Catholic Christian
3 Diwali – Deepavali ** – Hindu – Jain – Sikh
Jain New Year ** – Jain
4 Hijra – New Year * ** – Islam
12 Birth of Baha’u'llah * – Bahai
13 Ashura * ** – Islam
14 Winter Lent begins to 12/25 – Orthodox Christian
17 Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday – Sikh
21 Yule – Christian
24 Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom – Sikh
Christ the King – Christian
26 Day of the Covenant * – Baha’i
28 Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha * – Baha’i
Thanksgiving – USA – Interfaith
28-12/5 Hanukkah * – Judaism
30 Saint Andrew’s Day – Christian
DECEMBER 2013
1- 24 Advent (first Sunday) – Christian
6 Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
8 Rohatsu – Bodhi Day ** – Buddhist
Immaculate Conception of Mary – Catholic Christian
12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian
16-25 Posadas Navidenas – Christian

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this conversion is rooted in a desire for deliverance from the waters.

Bizzy Brain said...

Yikes! I don't think the timing is right for becoming an Omnist, given your bizarre weather.

Douglas E said...

Timing is perfect, given that Omnists have all bases covered!! :-)

Sick Sigma Sez said...

All bases save for one. Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me." Lol!

Douglas E said...

SSS - oh, it's not that the others are before Him, but rather beside Him - also LOL :-)

S3 said...

Can't refute that logic. Speaking of gods, the football gods smiled this weekend. Colts lose, Denver, Arizona, Chicago win, and as icing on the cake, Dallas loses.

Douglas E said...

When Denver is firing on all cylinders, I don't know who can stop them. However, we also all remember last year's playoff game against the Ravens....sputter, sputter....