The religion of Onionhead

Created around 20 years ago in Syosset, New York. The figure of Onionhead is supposed to represent "peeling our feelings, as a way of healing our feelings." Onionhead's motto is: "peel it—feel it—heal it."



In 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a company for forcing its employees to participate in Onionhead-related religious activities. From businessinsurance.com:

The EEOC said Syosset, New York-based United Health Programs of America Inc. and its parent company, Cost Containment Group Inc., which provide customer service on behalf of various insurance providers, has coerced employees to participate in ongoing religious activities since 2007, including group prayers, candle burning and discussions of “spiritual” tests.

The EEOC said the religious practices are part of a belief system that the defendants’ family members created called “Onionhead.” It said employees were told to wear Onionhead buttons, pull Onionhead cards to place near their work stations, and keep only dim lighting in the workplace, none of which was work-related. Employees who opposed taking part in these religious activities or did not participate fully were terminated, the agency said.

More info about Onionhead at the Harnessing Happiness Foundation.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 05, 2019
     Category: Religion





Comments
Sorry, I'm already a Pastafarian.
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Posted by Virtual on 01/05/19 at 10:48 AM
It's no worse than the 'religious right' trying to force christianity on the masses. Unfortunately, too many people seem to think that they have to force religion upon others.
Posted by Tiona Daughtry on 01/06/19 at 05:39 AM
Gianni Rodari must be rolling in his grave.
Posted by Kyle on 01/08/19 at 06:32 AM









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