Letter to the Editor: Why Pick on the Next Big Idea Festival?

Los Alamos
I have read a couple of Letters to the Editor in the Los Alamos Daily Post criticizing the leaders of the Next Big Idea Festival for not being more respectful of Yom Kippur, which began today at sunset, and ends at nightfall Sept. 14. The op-eds stated that the Next Big Idea Festival should have been rescheduled out of respect for Yom Kippur.

The LA Daily Post published a calendar of events in Los Alamos for this weekend, and there seems to be more going on that just the Next Big Idea Festival. Why has there been no criticism of these other events, also held over Yom Kippur?

Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents Arsenic and Old Lace 7:30 p.m. Friday Sep. 13 and Saturday Sep. 14
Co+op Rocks! 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13
Next Big Idea Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 14
Fest at Central Park Square Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 14
Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 14

While I feel we should all be respectful of each others religious beliefs, the world can’t stop or plan their activities around our beliefs and ultimately, it is up to each of us to decide if a certain activity will interfere with our beliefs, and make plans accordingly.

Life is about making choices. I would like to attend Arsenic and Old Lace and Co+op Rocks, but since they’re held at the same time on the same evening, I have to make a choice.

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