Catholic teacher in Iowa fired after Facebook survey

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A teacher at a Catholic school in Fort Dodge has been fired after saying in a Facebook survey she did not believe in God.
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Sorry, but Private Schools and business are not democracies.
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Just doesn't make sense for her to even be there...Yeah, I'm a newly hired firefighter, but I really don't like the smoke and heat. And why are we using these hoses? Oh, I'm sure it won't be an issue for me..........
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Yeah, you have to kissed their a$@ to stay employed.
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I see some $$$ in her future. You can be a great teacher and not believe in the false perceptions spewed on us by organized religion.
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The headline read that a Catholic Teacher was fired. Wrong, a teacher at a Catholic School was fired, she was obviously not Catholic.
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Chaz wrote:
I see some $$$ in her future. You can be a great teacher and not believe in the false perceptions spewed on us by organized religion.
Are you spewing your athiesm / agnostism on those who do believe? How does that make you a better person? I am Catholic and I have asked God to forgive you for being so judgemental and dispassionate toward others.
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Let's be honest. No one can define exactly what god is. Any reasonable or rational human must conclude that "god" does not exist.
So, the catholic church doesn't want reasonable or rational humans.
That sounds about right.
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tcbaresh wrote:
Let's be honest. No one can define exactly what god is. Any reasonable or rational human must conclude that "god" does not exist.
So, the catholic church doesn't want reasonable or rational humans.
That sounds about right.
Stay inside your tiny world, TC...it is safer there.
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stupid is as stupid does
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Good lord, shut up! You're benevolent enough to seek forgiveness toward people *you* think are judgemental and dispassionate according to your standards? You may or may not be full of it, but you're certainly full of yourself. Go away and stay there.
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Are you spewing your athiesm / agnostism on those who do believe? How does that make you a better person? I am Catholic and I have asked God to forgive you for being so judgemental and dispassionate toward others.
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When are people going to get it through their heads that something you say or post on those social networks such as Facebook can come back to bite you in the rear?

If it's something she wouldn't say at work, she shouldn't say it on Facebook.
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Pilot wrote:
Good lord, shut up! You're benevolent enough to seek forgiveness toward people *you* think are judgemental and dispassionate according to your standards? You may or may not be full of it, but you're certainly full of yourself. Go away and stay there.
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Where do you think Chaz will go when she is alone and in a time of need? Do not fear, there will be someone to greet you.
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Bottom line is people are stupid for posting any kind of personal info on Facebook and they will continue to get burned by it.
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tcbaresh wrote:
Let's be honest. No one can define exactly what god is. Any reasonable or rational human must conclude that "god" does not exist.
So, the catholic church doesn't want reasonable or rational humans.
That sounds about right.
Whats more irrational, having faith in the God who created all or believing in nothing? To me, believing in nothing is unreasonable and irrational. We all have beliefs one way or the other and quite frankly the Christian community gets slammed frequently for being intolerant, but where is the tolerance for our beliefs?
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Chaz wrote:
I see some $$$ in her future. You can be a great teacher and not believe in the false perceptions spewed on us by organized religion.
This "great" teacher must have lied her way into a job she should never have applied for in the first place. Most of the "spewing" has come from the people who hate organized religion, yet do not really know anything about it, except what they hear in the news.
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Chaz wrote:
I see some $$$ in her future. You can be a great teacher and not believe in the false perceptions spewed on us by organized religion.
Sure you can. However, organized religion is under no obligation to employ you to act on its behalf if you don't accept what it stands for. There are many places one can teach where religious belief is not an issue -- why on earth seek a job at a place where you're at odds with what they stand for?
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Funny....the Catholic Church fires a math teacher for a trivial comment on a webpage, but if you've molested kids for decades, you can get moved around to different jobs all over the world.....where you're allowed to molest again and again!!
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Just Saying wrote:
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Sure you can. However, organized religion is under no obligation to employ you to act on its behalf if you don't accept what it stands for. There are many places one can teach where religious belief is not an issue -- why on earth seek a job at a place where you're at odds with what they stand for?
Well obviously she took the job because she needed a job. Remember there's not a lot of jobs out there now.

The thing is that having taken a job at a religious school, she should have kept her month shut regarding her atheist viewpoint (or to be more accurate she shouldn't have been posting that viewpoint for everyone to see on Facebook).

And since Catholic schools are all PRIVATE schools, they are free to fire her for not fitting their standards.
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We can sit and argue over the existence of God, how we feel about the Catholic church, free speech, Facebook, blah-blah-blah until we're blue in the face. But if I were a Catholic parent paying a lot of money for my child to be educated in a Catholic school, I would not want a teacher who says that they do not believe in God. Plain and simple.
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tcbaresh wrote:
Let's be honest. No one can define exactly what god is. Any reasonable or rational human must conclude that "god" does not exist.
So, the catholic church doesn't want reasonable or rational humans.
That sounds about right.
What if you're wrong?

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