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Old 03-17-2006, 09:02 AM   #54
Krista DeCoste
Location: Nova Scotia
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Re: Religious Restrictions on Training

I agree with what Chris had to say. In my opinion, if we want to live in harmony with others we should accomodate them when possible. If this is his religious belief then it informs all he does and he should not be expected to leave it off the mat, as if it were that simple. This belief is not about hating women, it is a clearly defined boundary between unmarried men and women. More energy should be put towards finding a way to include him rather that trying to justify being rude to him and telling him there is no way he can train. I am wondering if this is not stemming from a resentment (coming from off the mat) of accomodating difference, a resentment of this culture and religion?

-Krista

Last edited by Krista DeCoste : 03-17-2006 at 09:04 AM. Reason: spelling
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