If you take them off I think you should probably be affiliated with that belief system. However, if it is something that is recognized nationwide i.e; Chistmas then i guess you have no chose.
If it is something that only your employer offers then I think you should use your best judgement. If it isn't for something you practise or is not something you believe strongly in then personally I would go to work.
Are you saying that paid days off from work are only for those of a particular religion? This person that believes one thing gets 8 days off, this other person that believes something else gets 13, and this person that doesn't believe much of anything gets no days off? That doesn't sound right!
It would be interesting if people could just pick and choose their days off as "holidays" and even swap with other coworkers. For instance, someone that doesn't believe in Christmas might volunteer to work that day in exchange for a different day off.
The bottom line is that everyone should get equal benefits, opportunity for time off, and everything else. How they choose to spend that time is their business.
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