You need to comply with *my* sacred religious oath! Don't even talk to me, you women!

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  1. Explorer

    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    Remember those orthodox Jews who inconvenienced flights because they refused to be seated next to women? The ones who also wouldn't pay for extra seats in order to honor their own religious requirements, but instead wanted to offload the burden from those obligations onto others?

    Same with the monks of the Hindu Swarinamarya faith, apparently.

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    Women should *not* talk to these very holy monks and nuns, because it's up to the rest of us, including businesses and other travelers who want to be on time, to help with these obligations they didn't sign up for.

    What's kind of hilarious about this is, it automatically assumes that it's only the monks traveling. That to me is the most telling part of the letter.

    It sounds like that religion needs to only have its monks travel in ways which don't aren't used by half the population.

    Here's the deal, though. The monks don't have to reply to any women. A sign saying they won't should be sufficient.

    To say that their religion requires women of other faiths, including female airline pilots on the intercom, to not speak to them in any way, is not an obligation that they can require of someone else... unless they eat a hamburger or steak in front of me. My religion is offended by hypocrisy unless it is balanced out by someone doing something *I* hold as a required activity.

    Idiots.
     
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    Monkin' ain't easy..
     
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    Frankly, if it wasn't for the potential bad PR, as a company I'd completely ignore the request. There is no reason they should get treatment like this and other passengers also not have the same ability to request stuff like this.

    I'm a Sevenstringanite. I need to have 2 blond Swedish dudes sit next to me on all flights. There I made that up. Where's my seats Delta?!?
     
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    Kinda have to agree on this one. You make accommodations for the old who can't move on their own, and need help, and things of that nature.


    Funny thing, this place is a hop skip and a jump away from my house.
     
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    So they observe lifelong celibacy - and cannot have a women talk to them because then they might sleep with her? :lol: Dudes - do not flatter yourselves! It is NOT that easy! I've observed long periods of celibacy while actively trying to bed a girl. Having a girl talk to you is roughly .000001% of the way along the path toward not being celibate. If it were only that easy! If the president of the organization were smart he'd advise that no Catholic priests strike up a conversation with the monks - that would be a much bigger challenge to their celibacy. :lol:
     
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    Can I make up a religion that doesn't allow me to pay for things so everyone else can be burdened with the costs...
     
  7. Overtone

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    Seems severely lacking in empathy to liken it to that. These guys' plan is to never have sex and you guys make it sound like their whole plan was to do it just to inconvenience the flight. Like a person's choices only matter in the way they affect YOU. And in this case, is it that hard to just accommodate them? I usually see mixed gender flight crews.

    And Americans... Don't forget who else were pilgrims.
     
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    Tl dr everyone should be an atheist because it pisses off intelligent and privileged people to see you doing things differently for reasons that they personally see as illogical.
     
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    So in the case a nun of that faith flew she'd had to be seated next a woman and not be spoken too by male flight attendants? Or the same rules apply for the nuns too? I didn't know women had that kind of power over monks/nuns of any faith unless we're referring to porn, which would really put in question this faiths president pass time activities. And what kind of faith has a president?
     
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    In spite of having the most Indian name ever, I don't think that guy is the president of the Hindu religion. LOL
     
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    I see no problem here. They are politely asking a business to accommodate their wacko religious beliefs. The business can politely refuse to do so, and then this customer can try someone else. It's a free market and a free country, and they aren't hurting anyone.
     
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    Yes, that was a joke. I'm aware that monks are not worried about getting into a bed like I was in high school. And John Wayne is the only one allowed to call me a pilgrim, mister!

    (that last part was also a joke. You can call me a pilgrim.)
     
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    Lol
    I thought it was funny too. My post was a reaction more generally to the thread and to cwhiteey
     
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    asher So Did We

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    It's called movement conservatism, man.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I love the "thank you for your kind consideration"

    :mad:
     
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    And another thing, if they are that big a twat, attendants shouldn't speak to them IN an emergency either.

    :mad:
     
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    Just because the company can say no doesn't make the request any less stupid no matter the reasoning. If them making the request makes the company feel obligated (through guilt or avoiding bad press) then in some respects it does make them douche-bags for making the request in the first place. :shrug:

    Last I checked tons of religions try to use religion to justify racism, sexism and to make anti-LGBT things a reality. Why exactly would this not qualify?
     
  19. bostjan

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    Hmm. I just don't agree.

    If I asked the pizza place down the road if they wouldn't mind leaving the pizza on my front porch and taking the money out from an envelope I leave on the same porch, under the welcome mat, that makes me a weirdo, but not a pain in the ass.
    If they say "no," and I complain publicly, then I've performed another set of operations, and there is the problem. Doing the former, though, does not guarantee in any way that I will do the latter.

    This is easy, because there is nothing racist, sexist, nor anti-LGBT in the letter. :scratch:

    Are we so easily offended now, that we get offended at the thought of people potentially over-reacting to possibly feeling offended about something that has not even happened?! It seems silly to me even typing that outÂ…
     
  20. asher

    asher So Did We

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    But your request here has no bearing on anyone else receiving their own pizza orders, which is a critical difference here.
     

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