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But now, someone that believes one thing HAS TO change their beliefs that do not jive with the STATE ran school.
One example was one prof got all mad when several others and I were talking about sibling rivalry. He went off on how that was just a waste of breath and a couple more things, not very diplomatic I may say. One of my friends on the staff quippingly said, Single Child?
Originally posted by c g henderson
Originally posted by semperfortis
I would imagine once she gets her degree, any potential employers can evaluate her and her beliefs; this is not the duty of the school...
Not sure what you are repeating what she is going to school for.
Anyway, that makes no sense. A school should graduate someone with faulty understandings of the field they are in because of religious beliefs and then let employers sort it out later?
Originally posted by endisnighe
IMO, this sounds like she is going to be taught that her beliefs are wrong and if she does not agree she would go no further in their program.
So in my opinion all homo’s are devil worshipers, because only the book of blood excepts this, not even Wicca or any other witch craft cults except this practice of man on man.
Hyacinth (or Hyacinthus) was one of his male lovers. Hyacinthus was a Spartan prince, beautiful and athletic. The pair were practicing throwing the discus when a discus thrown by Apollo was blown off course by the jealous Zephyrus and struck Hyacinthus in the head, killing him instantly. Apollo is said to be filled with grief: out of Hyacinthus' blood, Apollo created a flower named after him as a memorial to his death, and his tears stained the flower petals with άί άί, meaning alas. The Festival of Hyacinthus was a celebration of Sparta.
Another male lover was Cyparissus, a descendant of Heracles. Apollo gave him a tame deer as a companion but Cyparissus accidentally killed it with a javelin as it lay asleep in the undergrowth. Cyparissus asked Apollo to let his tears fall forever. Apollo granted the request by turning him into the Cypress named after him, which was said to be a sad tree because the sap forms droplets like tears on the trunk.
In the literary myth, Hyacinth was a beautiful young man and lover of the god Apollo , though he was also admired by West Wind, Zephyr. Apollo and Hyacinth took turns throwing the discus. Hyacinth ran to catch it to impress Apollo, was struck by the discus as it fell to the ground, and died. A twist in the tale makes the wind god Zephyrus responsible for the death of Hyacinth. His beauty caused a feud between Zephyrus and Apollo. Jealous that Hyacinth preferred the radiant archery god Apollo, Zephyrus blew Apollo's discus off course, so as to injure and kill Hyacinth. When he died, Apollo didn't allow Hades to claim the young man; rather, he made a flower, the hyacinth, from his spilled blood. According to Ovid's account, the tears of Apollo stained the newly formed flower's petals with ai, ai, the sign of his grief. The flower of the mythological Hyacinth has been identified with a number of plants other than the true hyacinth, such as the iris.
About the same time [8th Century BC], there was erected at Amyklai the Sanctuary of Apollo, enclosing within its temenos the tumulus of Hyakinthos, a pre-Hellene divinity whose cult was conflated with that of Apollo, in the annual festival of the Hyakinthia.
The Hyacinthia was a major Spartan holiday. Xenophon, in the Hellenics IV, 5, 11, reports that the Spartans interrupted their campaigns in order to be able to return to Laconia so as to participate. Pausanias writes that they even negotiated a truce especially for this purpose. According to Thucydides, upon the peace of Nicias, Athens, in order to prove its good will towards Sparta, promised to assist at the celebrations.
In Empires of Trust: How Rome Built—And America Is Building—A New World by Thomas Madden, the author cites the words of a Roman investigative consul in his report to the Roman Senate:
there was no crime, no deed of shame, wanting. More uncleanness was committed by men with men than with women. Whoever would not submit to defilement, or shrank from violating others, was sacrificed as a victim. To regard nothing as impious or criminal was the sum total of their religion. The men, as though seized with madness and with frenzied distortions of their bodies, shrieked out prophecies; the matrons, dressed as Bacchae, their hair disheveled, rushed down to the Tiber River with burning torches, plunged them into the water, and drew them out again, the flame undiminished because they were made of sulfur mixed with lime. Men were fastened to a machine and hurried off to hidden caves, and they were said to have been taken away by the gods. These were the men who refused to join their conspiracy or take part in their crimes or submit to their pollution.
In the Hebrew Bible, (קדשה) Qedesha or Kedeshah, derived from the root Q-D-Š were temple prostitutes usually associated with the goddess Astarte.
The male equivalent of a qedesha is a qadesh.
The meaning of the male form kadesh or qadesh is not entirely clear. Some early English translations, following the Greek porneuon, rendered it as a "whoremonger" - i.e. a prostitute-seller or pimp; but it may have been a closer analogue of kedeshah, i.e. a male cultic attendant, apparently again with some sexual implication, hence the King James translation as "sodomite". Many recent translations simply say "cult prostitute". The Hebrew word keleb (dog) in the next line may also signify a male dancer or prostitute, perhaps a transvestite or eunuch. The cuneiform sign UR.SAL for assinnu (a male devotee of Ishtar who took on feminine characteristics) means both "dog" and "man/woman"; while in Greek the word kinaidos ("dog-like"; Latin cinaedus) was used for men who were flamboyantly effeminate and behaved as though they were on heat for homosexual advances. In the New Testament the word "dog" may have a similar meaning at Revelation 22:15. The kadeshim are also mentioned four times in the Books of Kings (1 Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7), when they evidently rose to some prominence, until purged by Jahwist revivalist kings such as Jehoshaphat and Josiah. Again, ancient translations vary. At 1 Kings 15:12 the Septuagint hellenises them as teletai - personifications of the presiding spirits at the initiation rites of the Bacchic orgies. Aquila at all four instances translates them as endiellagmenoi ("changed ones"), while the Vulgate of St. Jerome renders them as effeminati.
Central and South America
The Mayans maintained several phallic religious cults, possibly involving homosexual temple prostitution. Aztec religious leaders were heterosexually celibate and engaged in homosexuality with one another as a religious practice, temple idols were often depicted engaging in homosexuality, and the god Xochipili (taken from both Toltec and Mayan cultures) was both the patron of homosexuals and homosexual prostitutes. The Inca sometimes dedicated young boys as temple prostitutes. The boys were dressed in girls clothing, and chiefs and headmen would have ritual homosexual intercourse with them during religious ceremonies and on holidays.
Qadesh, a male practitioner of sacred prostitution, translated in the King James Bible as sodomite.
The Taboo in Historical Perspective
For analytical purposes, the taboo is easier to see in historical perspective than is homosexuality itself. Whereas homosexual love has been practised in all societies of which we have record, and among all classes and types of people, the taboo on homosexuality is an historical variable. ...antihomosexual attitudes and practices are limited in space and time, and derive from particular moral traditions. These moral traditions are in accord with specific forms of social and economic organization. The taboo on homosexuality is therefore not an eternal feature of human society, but a transitory historical phenomenon.
The history of the taboo is essentially a history of religion. The taboo, as we shall see, is a theological conception of Judeo-Christianity.
Homosexuality flourished throughout the ancient world: among the Scandinavians, Greeks, Celts, Sumerians, and throughout the "Cradle of Civilization", the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, the Nile Valley, and the Mediterranean Basin. The art and literature of these peoples offer testimony to an unhindered acceptance and often exhaltation of same-sex love. At this time, there were not "homosexuals" (as a noun), only homosexual acts. Nowhere is there evidence that anyone was set apart as different from his fellow men, even semantically, because of engaging in homosexual acts.
Throughout most branches of Wicca, all sexual orientations including homosexuality are considered healthy and positive, provided that individual sexual relationships are healthy and loving.
Much like other issues, you'll often find that Pagans and Wiccans are very accepting of homosexuality. That's due in no small part to the fact that a lot of Pagans and Wiccans figure it's none of their business who someone else loves. There also tends to be support of the idea that acts of love, pleasure and beauty are sacred -- no matter which adults happen to be participating.
Originally posted by oniongrass
No, her understandings are not shown to be faulty. Her beliefs are not what you would like.
I hope this gets appealed all the way up to the US Supreme Court. They would smack this school down so hard ...
Should we hire police officers who openly and admittedly believe all black people to be criminals, and will not change that belief? of course not, it negatively impacts their ability to do the job.
Originally posted by endisnighe
Why cannot someone else set aside their beliefs to enter a profession.