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OK, it didn’t take long to find something that I can write about – something that simply really gets under my skin.  Read this headline and tell me what’s wrong with it?

Muslims Say Crosses at Catholic University Violates their “Human Rights”

Hmmmm, let me think about this one.

SO if you read deeper into this article, including the summary of the complaint, there are several areas that Muslim students might be a bit miffed about.  First and foremost, I do not want to come across that I do not take the concerns of these students seriously from their religious point of view, However, from their decision making ability, I truly am dismayed.

It is important for a practicing Muslim to pray towards Mecca 5 times a day and therefore, as part of this complaint states, there are too many symbols of Catholicism in the buildings at this private Catholic University for them to feel comfortable in their prayers.

Why in the world, would you attend a private Catholic University if these kinds of things were going to be an issue?  Please help me understand this?

The other complaint was something along the lines of segregated dorms – the University decided to separate male and female dorms…ok, so what.  This is a private university and can set up their school as they wish (the complaint talks about another Catholic university that has done more to accommodate for Muslims – Big deal!)

There was a third issue around discrimination where the University was cited that it allowed a non-catholic group (Jewish), to establish a student group, but did not allow for a Muslim student group….ok, but Jesus was Jewish….sorry, maybe this isn’t the right University for you to attend to provide you with the kind of experience you want?

My premise for most of my concerns will likely come back to one root cause – the decision to “become a victim”.  Yes, the DECISION to become a victim.  This means that there are people in the world today that have an inert need to blame others for their demise.  Let’s take this case for example.  Those who are now offended by the crosses hung in a private Catholic university must STOP blaming others for the issues they seem to be facing.  Simply put, they chose to be in the environment they put themselves in.  How in the world can you now turn to this private enterprise, and now say it is violating your human rights, knowing full well this is a Catholic university!

And why in the world are my tax dollars being spent to investigate this absurd lawsuit?  The solution is extremely simple – FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO GO!  And stop blaming others for the choices you made.  I fully support your desire to follow the observances of your religion, but you can not expect for one iota of a second, that a private Catholic university is required to accommodate your needs by changing ANY aspect of the physical surroundings of the university.

OK – I feel better that’s off my chest! Respectfully…

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