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Forced prayer in work

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Feb 2, 2012. 17 Replies

Hey guys.I'd like to know your opinion on a subject. I come from a country where religion is not as common (New Zealand) and at work more than once we have been forced to pray.An example would be at…Continue

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Nerdlass replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"Ask him if he intends to install a prayer closet for future prayers."
Jan 29, 2012
3ezdine ben brahim replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"u lucky to have such laws. in other places, religious discrimination is the law..."
Jan 29, 2012
Filbert Lam replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"What the CEO did was absolutely repulsive. There is no way anyone can justify forcing someone else to accept their own religious faith and its associated practices. Furthermore, to say that one needs to accept God in order to be successful or,…"
Jan 29, 2012
Starscream replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"I can relate somewhat.  I work in the American Southeast, and at the company christmas party, the guest speaker was a pastor that talked about the 'reason for the season'.  We also have a pastor on payroll, and he holds optional…"
Jan 21, 2012
JF replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"ahh yeah, I've been in that situation numerous times. I'm the only atheist in my company, and a co-worker friend is agnostic, and during company gatherings such as a Xmas dinner, the CEO would say some words, then ask my IT director to do…"
Jan 21, 2012
David Raphael replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"Ethan Lemmon, has there been any development with this issue in your workplace?..."
Jan 18, 2012
booklover replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"That's it.  I am definitely not going to get a job. (I probably won't find one actually after being a SAHM/Homeschooler for the last 21 years.) ;) All kidding aside, I am appalled.  I would probably not be able to keep my mouth…"
Jan 12, 2012
Rob van Senten replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"Well obviously you have to be prepared to a certain degree, a professional asshole such as myself will always make sure that I have incriminating evidence on paper or at least several dependable witnesses that can verify what happened. Without these…"
Jan 12, 2012
David Raphael replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"While I am certainly very much in favour of being as asshole (I'd like to interrupt the boss's prayer to ask him specifically which god he is referring to and how, when he's accepting god into his life, he knows it's the right…"
Jan 12, 2012
Rob van Senten replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"You could attempt to be a smartass and ask your boss which way faces east so that you can direct your prayers to Mecca. You could also start a wild interpretative dance to honor your deities, usually these kind of things work out pretty badly,…"
Jan 12, 2012
Jonathan Christie replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"Hmm, Ive ran into that before, I just start looking around in utter boredom then walk away half way through the prayer... Then get asked why I walked away, I'm very straight forward with people, and usually they leave me be.  If someone…"
Jan 12, 2012
David Raphael replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"Ok, this issue niggled me so much that I went away and did some research.The following is from "Religious Diversity in the New Zealand Workplace" by The Human Rights Commission."Staff should be protected from unwanted, significant or…"
Jan 12, 2012
David Raphael replied to Ethan Lemmon's discussion Forced prayer in work
"I would say that this was entirely inappropriate in the work place. You're right: it's highly unprofessional and I would have been tempted to walk out. It might even be classed as a form of discrimination, against which, depending on where…"
Jan 12, 2012
Ethan Lemmon posted a discussion

Forced prayer in work

Hey guys.I'd like to know your opinion on a subject. I come from a country where religion is not as common (New Zealand) and at work more than once we have been forced to pray.An example would be at the end of year company lunch. The CEO of the company told a story about a man trying to get somewhere in life. I thought to myself oh yeah, I can learn something from this, until the end of his story. He ended with the man not getting where he needed to go until he accepted god into his life. He…See More
Jan 12, 2012
Steph S. left a comment for Ethan Lemmon
"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Jan 10, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Ethan Lemmon
"Welcome, Ethan! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. "
Jan 10, 2012

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At 10:46am on January 10, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 10:13am on January 10, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Ethan! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

At 7:34am on January 10, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Ethan, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace. 
True common sense helped by science leads to humanist and atheist wisdom as freethinkers know well.
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 600 discussion topics and 3200 members.
 
 
 

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