It occurred to me that any day taken to worship the unprovable or mythological should be considered an unnecessary interruption to genuine education.
Should absence on on 'religious' days be viewed as simple truancy?
Wikipedia says Truancy is any intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling. The term typically describes absences caused by students of their own free will, and usually does not refer to legitimate "excused" absences, such as ones related to medical conditions.
Religious days are the holy days, those days which mark this or that religion's special moments for 'god'.
Regardless of how important the events honoured on those days are to the faithful, they all pertain, relate or refer to creationism.
How is it right for a school, a place of learning about factual reality, to condone absence for purposes that directly oppose factual reality?
Schools teach evolution, so how can they consider a holy day as a legitimate excuse for absence?
There is no proof of god, so shouldn't the validity of using him as an excuse for absence be considered illegitimate?
So, should absence on on 'religious' days be viewed as simple truancy?
Yes I think they probably should.
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