I started a new job a couple of months ago and they're full of christians. One employee came to work with a "Ash Cross" across his forehead.
He asked me if I gave up anything for Lent. I said I gave up religion, jesus and xtianity for Lent. Several co-workers laughed.
Last week they was discussing religion (aka I am more inclined to be Catholic even though I am not Catholic. ?????????????). The question was asked of me as to what my religion is.
I said, I am a born again agnotistic, atheist heathen. In other words, I don't have a religion and I don't want one. My supervisor said, I hope you are just kidding. I said, hell no. Do you want to hear when I threatened to kill the mother of god?
Friday, someone put a post card announcing some xtian program at their church.
I used it to wipe the bird shit off someone's car.
I wouldn't expect it to end with that, and I suspect you don't expect it to, either.
Eventually, this will likely come to a head. Just as a suggestion, you could try this:
Look, I'm an atheist, and there isn't a single argument you can bring which is going to change my mind about that. Conversely, I haven't the slightest interest in attempting to "convert" you to my way of thinking. It doesn't work that way from where I sit. I just want to do my job and be effective at it. I'm asking you to respect that and me.
Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but it's worth a shot.
Really good response, Loren. I live in a subdivision - heck, a city - well, a state where I'm surrounded by Christians, with crosses in some yards and signs of every kind proclaiming their beliefs. Texas is in the heart of it all.
Regina, I'd like to meet you sometime. I live in Bastrop and come into Houston occasionally, though I prefer not to. LOL
I understand how you feel about being surrounded by "them." Wish they would just keep it to themselves.
The copier was acting up last week and I reported it to the supervisor. I was told by a co-worker that I should pray over it. I gave her your response and now she is telling everyone that she has a problem working with me.
We work in the same department but my job has absolutely nothing to do with hers. I will keep you posted.
Desk. He is no longer with the company. It was his replacement that put the card on my desk. She also told me to pray because the copier was acting up.