Girl suspended from Catholic school for raising money for cancer research
Her father is dying of leukemia and has months to live, so Emily Pridham, 15 decided she would deal with this by being active and raising money via shaving her hair short.
Her fellow students were really supportive she said, but the Catholic school, Mount Alvernia College has suspended her for breaching uniform code.
How absolutely ridiculous is that? What kind of moral views allow this to happen?
Her mum backs her 100%, and so do we. This is an important thing for her, a coping mechanism and she has been left high and dry by the school community which forms her growing years. This is just a tragedy for her, something she will never forget.
You can contact the school here, and ask them yourself as to what is going on with this :
Mt Alvernia College
82 Cremorne Rd
Phone: (07) 3357 6000
Fax: (07) 3857 2231
What’s up with catholics recently? (well .. recently is not really the right word …)
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This just goes to show tha even Christians can be stupid some times. Fortunately their faith doesn't rely on humans, just God. All men (and women) are flawed.
Ray, your first assertion is true: it is possible for everybody to be stupid at some time.
Your second assertion: that faith does not rely on humans, is not. If faith is not your act of choice, independent of coercion by a god, then all that stuff about "free will" is suddenly nonsense. The "god" is irrelevant in this case, as in so many.
Your argument appears to be that the loving christians at Mount Alvernia can be flawed, but it's okay because your god is not. Remind me again who is allegedly god's acting principle on earth… oh yeah, people. And every wrong done in your god's name is not to be held against your god? I think you're right in a way: the people should be blamed, and the god is irrelevant.
I have always believed that God teaches us to seek the truth, yet in this matter regarding Mt Alvernia College and student , people are taking the Media and parent report as Gospel. Unfortunately as a person who knows the truth of the matter, I stand and watch other supposed Christians pass judgement. The obscene, nasty and vindictive literature and phone calls that have been received by the College by Christian Groups makes me wonder what the definition of Christian means. If the church is losing followers, perhaps this is why with the contradictive behaviour they witness. The bible qotes "As you judge, so shall you be judged" and I hope evryone of you Good Christians realise what that will mean for you. Shame, shame, shame
Beryl, simple answer is what would your jesus do? (and this coming from an atheist direct to you oh believer. Can you say irony?)
Would your jesus see a reasoning for this, in that the school has to uphold uniform standards? This has been the argument from so many christians. Or that it will open the doors to folk protesting in so many other ways? is that it? if they allow this, next thing you know folk will be protesting animal injustice with nose rings? Is that really how shallow the arguments are? Indeed!
As an atheist, how come I see this as a great wrong-doing, yet many christians argue school uniform standards need to be upheld, which is the only reasoning that has been given.
The school is able to decide on this case on it's merits, and it has done so in no uncertain terms. It's position has been quite clear, and like many christian concepts of 'morals' they have no understanding as to why others are offended.
Indeed one Father Mick Mac Andrew Bombala-Delegate NSW wrote on cathnews as a retort :
"A family, when it enrolls its child or children in a Catholic School, needs to realise that the code of behaviour required to uphold the good of the school to be enjoyed by all the student s includes a very significant contribution by the parents to see it is upheld."
Was he just saying MONEY is the issue here? That people pay good money to the school for standards to be upheld?
It's not just atheists seeing this as just downright WRONG, it is other christians as well, and there is very good reasoning for this. What I fail to see, is why the catholics, and folk such as yourself, are not seeing that a wrong has been done here, but closing your doors to protect your 'institution'
There appears not to be just 'a few bad apples' here, there is endemic loss of basic humanistic understanding.
The church is losing followers Beryl, as people look at it and see that it is not a force of good in the world. It consistantly maintains dogma regardless of people. It refuses to look at situations and looks at laws it has setup. It is more worried about 'standards' than people.
I am disgusted at the response by those supporting the school with this poor girl and her dying father.
Her FATHER IS DYING, and I see the school arguing about dress code and people such as yourself lamenting the fact others find the school doing what it did, and saying something about it, more important than her families feelings.
Damn right somethings wrong, and it's not in those trying to point it out to you. It's people so addled by their religious institutions they can't even see what they are doing, or right a grievous wrong.
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