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st brigid's day, where's all the crosses?

  • 01-02-2019 3:33pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,246 ✭✭✭


    Kids came home today with no brigid's crosses, asked teacher when went to do second collection and she said they don't do it anymore as its against schools inclusion policy. It's a catholic school!!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    Our local school is doing them today - I supplied the rushes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,704 ✭✭✭✭RayCun


    judeboy101 wrote: »
    Kids came home today with no brigid's crosses, asked teacher when went to do second collection and she said they don't do it anymore as its against schools inclusion policy. It's a catholic school!!!

    If St Brigid's Crosses are so important to you, why don't you make them at home with your kids?
    Why is it up to the school?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,646 ✭✭✭✭El Weirdo


    judeboy101 wrote: »
    Kids came home today with no brigid's crosses, asked teacher when went to do second collection and she said they don't do it anymore as its against schools inclusion policy. It's a catholic school!!!

    Oh no! Your kids will definitely fail the Leaving Cert now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,354 ✭✭✭corner of hells


    El Weirdo wrote: »
    Oh no! Your kids will definitely fail the Leaving Cert now.

    Why was Brigid cross anyway ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 270 ✭✭wingsof daun


    We're going to see more of this in Ireland. It's mad that a fun activity is stopped because some foreigners might not like the Christian symbol of the cross.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭Snow Garden


    We're going to see more of this in Ireland. It's mad that a fun activity is stopped because some foreigners might not like the Christian symbol of the cross.

    It might amaze you to know that some Irish people are not Christian.

    Let them make baskets I say...


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,386 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    We're going to see more of this in Ireland. It's mad that a fun activity is stopped because some foreigners might not like the Christian symbol of the cross.

    No it's better, as kids should have fun being educated in our schools and not be indoctricated with religious hocus pocus.

    Let them do that in their private time with parents.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 ✭✭✭Conall Cernach


    We're going to see more of this in Ireland. It's mad that a fun activity is stopped because some foreigners might not like the Christian symbol of the cross.
    Isn't it widely held that the Brigit's Cross predates Christianity in Ireland and is related to the Swastika?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,106 ✭✭✭✭Grayson


    It might amaze you to know that some Irish people are not Christian.

    Let them make baskets I say...

    Now his brain is fighting with itself about what he hates more, foreigners or atheists.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭Tiguan Joe




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,482 ✭✭✭Gimme A Pound


    We're going to see more of this in Ireland. It's mad that a fun activity is stopped because some foreigners might not like the Christian symbol of the cross.
    Probably just became outdated. I was in primary school in the 80s/90s and it wasn't much of a thing even then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,378 ✭✭✭✭Sardonicat


    We're going to see more of this in Ireland. It's mad that a fun activity is stopped because some foreigners might not like the Christian symbol of the cross.
    Isn't it widely held that the Brigit's Cross predates Christianity in Ireland and is related to the Swastika?
    Indeed, I was shouted at by a guy in Switzerland for wearing a swastika on a chain. It was a silver St Brigid's cross that had belonged to a recently deceased beloved aunt, which was why I was wearing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭pawdee


    Scarcity of rushes? I was going to make several this morning but could only find enough rushes to make one. I said to myself "It's enough to make one cross!".


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 61 ✭✭Humphrey BoaGart


    judeboy101 wrote: »
    Kids came home today with no brigid's crosses, asked teacher when went to do second collection and she said they don't do it anymore as its against schools inclusion policy. It's a catholic school!!!

    Damn you, Irish Times Liberals!:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 270 ✭✭wingsof daun


    It might amaze you to know that some Irish people are not Christian.

    Let them make baskets I say...

    So those Irish want to attack and destroy all symbols of Christianity? I don't think so. It's a fun TRADITION in this country especially for young kids. The Christian aspect is irrelevant. We are expected to be tolerant to other cultures but they don't tolerate ours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,646 ✭✭✭✭El Weirdo


    So those Irish want to attack and destroy all symbols of Christianity? I don't think so. It's a fun TRADITION in this country especially for young kids. The Christian aspect is irrelevant. We are expected to be tolerant to other cultures but they don't tolerate ours.

    Which cultures exactly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,378 ✭✭✭✭Sardonicat


    It might amaze you to know that some Irish people are not Christian.

    Let them make baskets I say...

    So those Irish want to attack and destroy all symbols of Christianity? I don't think so. It's a fun TRADITION in this country especially for young kids. The Christian aspect is irrelevant. We are expected to be tolerant to other cultures but they don't tolerate ours.
    Who are 'they'?

    I don't want to attack any symbol of any religion. I also don't think school is the place to maintain religious beliefs and traditions. Religion is a private matter. Education is a public matter. It's far more important that children are literate and numerate and confidant enough to make their transition from primary to secondary school. If you wish to maintain the fun, Irish Catholic tradition of making St Brigid's crosses then knock yourself out doing that with your child. Maybe you could help organise it with your local parish as a group activity.

    Strangely enough, I never once made one at school here and that was during the 80s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭blueberrypie


    They are still being made by a certain cohort of society, the students weren't seen all week. On an annual basis they take the last week in Jan. off to make the St Brigid's Day crosses and sell them in the city. :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,246 ✭✭✭judeboy101


    RayCun wrote: »
    If St Brigid's Crosses are so important to you, why don't you make them at home with your kids?
    Why is it up to the school?

    It's a catholic school with a catholic ethos. If I wanted north Korean education id send them to educate together .


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,281 ✭✭✭CrankyHaus


    First they came for the St Brigid's Crosses, and I did not speak out for I was not a St Brigid's Cross


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,386 ✭✭✭NSAman


    Why was Brigid cross anyway ?

    She was a HUGE woman, they all say that being Big Boned is not unhealthy, this woman's cloak went the whole way across the Curragh... How fat was she???


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,378 ✭✭✭✭Sardonicat


    judeboy101 wrote: »
    RayCun wrote: »
    If St Brigid's Crosses are so important to you, why don't you make them at home with your kids?
    Why is it up to the school?

    It's a catholic school with a catholic ethos. If I wanted north Korean education id send them to educate together .
    Did you not just say that the Christian aspect of it didn't matter, that it was a fun tradition. Make your mind up.

    It was never practised in the Catholic school with the Catholic ethos that I attended.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,521 Mod ✭✭✭✭Amirani


    judeboy101 wrote: »
    It's a catholic school with a catholic ethos. If I wanted north Korean education id send them to educate together .

    It's a school in Ireland paid for by Irish taxpayers. It should be open and inclusive of all kids in Ireland, regardless of religion.

    If you want to go off and fund your own closed-minded cult institution, go ahead.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,521 Mod ✭✭✭✭Amirani


    So those Irish want to attack and destroy all symbols of Christianity? I don't think so. It's a fun TRADITION in this country especially for young kids. The Christian aspect is irrelevant. We are expected to be tolerant to other cultures but they don't tolerate ours.

    It's not my tradition or culture, and I'm Irish. Why is your culture more Irish than mine?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,704 ✭✭✭✭RayCun


    judeboy101 wrote: »
    It's a catholic school with a catholic ethos. If I wanted north Korean education id send them to educate together .

    You seem to be confused about Educate Together.

    Is making crosses out of rushes part of the primary curriculum?

    Why don't you do it yourself at home?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,092 ✭✭✭The Tetrarch


    It is just a bits of arts and crafts.
    It is like catmint to the thread lecturers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda


    I say bring back the whole panoply of Celtic gods including Brigid! There's been nothing but war and pandemonium since these sand religions have taken hold - away with the lot of them! :D Brigid Abu!


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,319 ✭✭✭✭super_furry


    Aren't they just culchie ninja stars anyway?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,339 ✭✭✭The One Doctor


    Why was Brigid cross anyway ?

    She tripped over a cross.


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