I am in a great discussion group where we chat about all types of things. We have recently been discussing Passover and Easter and this post is taken from those discussions.
I was actually thinking this afternoon about religious holidays and I wondered well if I am an honorary Jew now, why don't I get Jewish holidays along with the Christian holidays off?
So I presented this thought to one of my bosses who is Jewish. Here's how that conversation went:
PEON: I would like to present something to you about these Jewish holidays. You know I am a Christian and you give me off all of the Christian holidays, even the ones that fall on Sundays. (*snicker, snort*) I believe I should be entitled to have off on the Jewish holidays, too.
THE MAN: Why are you entitled to the Jewish ones, too?.
PEON: Well I am a believer in God and I have accepted Jesus as my savior so in doing all of that, you become part of the tribe and you become an honorary Jew.
THE MAN: You lost me at Jesus.
PEON: Listen, this is what the Book says.
THE MAN: What book?
PEON: Duh, the Bible! I mean, I know you people only read up to a certain page in that one but really it says it in there.
THE MAN: I have no knowledge of what part you're referring to. Can you send me a PDF of what chapter you're talking about and I'll be happy to listen to your argument here?
So now I have to find the section in the Bible that adopts me into the faith, and I might have a shot.
If I spent as much time actually working as I do trying to aggravate this man, I might be a very productive worker.