London School of Economics Removing ‘Easter’ and ‘Lent’ From Academic Calendar
“We have been warning for years that Christians are being pushed from the public square, yet the problem is getting worse”
This is supposedly being done to be more inclusive. Do you see the game the left is playing with this?
The College Fix reports:
London School of Economics cancels words ‘Lent’ and ‘Easter’
The London School of Economics will remove Christian terminology from its academic calendar starting in the next school year to be more inclusive.
Traditionally the college used Christian words such as Lent, Easter break and Michaelmas in its calendar.
Michaelmas is a feast day named for St. Michael the Archangel.
Now the university will use names like “winter” and “autumn” and “spring.”
LSE said, according to The Telegraph, that “these new names use more accessible and widely-recognised terminology, and better reflect the international nature of our community and our broader global engagement.”
Christian leaders criticized the decision.
“We have been warning for years that Christians are being pushed from the public square, yet the problem is getting worse,” Simon Calvert of The Christian Institute, told the Telegraph.
He said further:
Christians and those with traditional views often find themselves silenced or bullied. It’s particularly ironic when this happens at institutions that were originally founded on Christian principles and with endowments from Christian benefactors.
So, this ludicrous decision by the LSE to rebrand traditional academic terms, by scrapping references to the calendar of the established Church, is more virtue-signalling nonsense that creates exclusion in the name of inclusivity.
LSE is whitewashing Christ from the calendar.
Sam Smith is trending for normalising debauchery and degeneracy.
Police officers are prancing around with rainbow flags and glitter again.
We truly live in a post-Christian Britain and it is ugly.
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Meanwhile, my Apple calendar continues to introduce me to “holidays” and “festivals” of which I have never heard in my entire life. I see one coming up early next month called “Holi,” which I heard of for the very first time last year. Apparently, “inclusion” works only in one direction, and there are only so many slices of the holiday pie to go around, so Some Must Pay The Price
Yep, and you can’t remove it from your calendar. Ticks me off!
These once great universities were most often founded by Christians.
How far they, and this our culture, have fallen.
If a school of economics removes “Lent”, will they retain the noun Loan?
Just use “grant” and jump straight to “forgiveness.”
Jo Walton’s novel Lent, whose main protagonist is Savonarola, already did that pun.
Islam is still catered to though.