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If a sword is a 'religious symbol' and should be made an exception then my gun is also a religious symbol?

lol seriously though do you agree with schools decision or should these swords be allowed in the school?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/07/michigan-sikhs-want-religious-swords-school/?test=latestnews#content

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 12:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I really don't think a sword should be a religious symbol. But then I am anti-weapon in any case. Religion is supposed to be about Peace and Love. Right......?
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 12:07 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • The kirpan is pretty much always blunt, and about as deadly as a butter knife.

    A gun can accidentally kill people without a person involved, a 3 year old can puck up a gun and kill someone. It has no other purpose than to kill.

    Not seeing the comparison, unless you want all schoolchildren padded in cotton wool 24/7.
    Piskie

    Answer by Piskie at 12:08 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • I would hardly call it a sword. They're not sharp at all. If you'eve ever seen one, you will understand how a pair of scissors is much more dangerous.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:08 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Why MUST a Sikh child carry this "sword" with him for the 6-7 hours they are in school?! You know, especially since it "does not pose a danger or threat" to anyone!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:25 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Of course they're not at all dangerous. Unless someone uses it as a weapon.  You know, something really farfetched like using a dagger as ummm, a dagger?


    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/04/07/toronto-kirpan-debate-brampton.html


     


     

    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 12:43 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Crosses can have pretty sharp edges. Should we ban those too?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:08 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

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