Monday, December 06, 2004

Diversity - Can't live with it, can't live without it

Here's another story to file away into the "Over-acting Secularism of the World" category. My dad recieved an e-mail from work, and, while I have not seen the actual e-mail, the gist of it goes something like this:
"We at Unisys believe in promoting diversity in order to fuller our appreciation of the world. That is why we are not allowing any religious holiday decorations of any sort in the offices. Thank you for your time."

So, for those of you who aren't good at tracing back roots, let's show what all we can can't do:

  • No mangers or nativity scenes - Christian
  • No menorahs - Jewish
  • No latkas - Jewish
  • No Christmas trees - while associated with Christianity, has roots back in the druidic religion of the Celts
  • No Santa - taken from St. Nick, who was a Catholic saint
  • No anything-else-you-can-think-of-which-is-even-remotely-tied-to-a-religion

Don'tcha love living in a world where "diversity" means "turning people into mindless, exactly-alike zombies"?

3 comments:

Quiggy said...

Oh, I forgot to add a few more:
()No outdoor lights, this comes from the Judeo-Christian tradition, and especially no white lights, because this implies holiness.
()No word "holiday", since this is a contraction of "holy day", and of course since there is no god, there is no holiness.

If I think of any other ways to promote diversity, I'll add them.

The_Tractor said...

So you promote diversity by not letting anyone decorate the office with various religious things?

Quiggy said...

Yup.