I just came back from breaking up a fight between two students who got in a fight over...get this...the meaning of Xmas! That's right, they were fighting over whether it should be secular holiday involving Santa Claus, presents, trees, decorations etc., or a festival calibrating the birth of Jesus.
Now, usually school fights are started over something like looking at someone wrong, talking about each other's momma, a boy/girl, etc. I have never heard of a fight starting over a holiday.
I don't know all the details on how it started or anything, just that all of a sudden as I was finishing up my lecture there was a commotion in the hall and the next thing I know they had busted open my room and were rolling around on the ground.
From my understanding, this is not the first altercation these two have had over religious/secular issues, just the most violent. I don't know what will happen to them. I imagine suspension.
Still, I have to bring this up. It seems like there are those that are extremely devout Christians. Nothing wrong with that, but there is a breaking point. Not everyone believes the same thing. You have to respect their beliefs. Can you imagine if these two would have had guns and had this altercation. There would probably be two dead boys all because they disagreed on something religious. Wars get started that way.
Oh well, boys will be boys.
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