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Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Kz Dec 22, 2012. 7 Replies

I'm new here, so hello. Anyway, I work as a Recreation Therapist for troubled teens at a Presbyterian Residential Facility. My job entails running activities with these children and using these…Continue

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James Kz replied to River Bandit's discussion Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work
"You say the organisation is a Presbyterian organisation, and you say it is a private organisation. There is a difference in how each can treat you under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, religious rules descriptions found here. Generally a…"
Dec 22, 2012
B.K. replied to River Bandit's discussion Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work
"Hi-- I can understand everything you are saying about your job frustration.  I'm sure you already know the answer, and it is what you are doing-- just avoid the relifious stuff as much as you can and eventually hope for a job where you can…"
Sep 2, 2012
Brent Feeney left a comment for River Bandit
"No worries! =)  Good to see some other like-minded people in the STL area. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend."
Sep 1, 2012
Brent Feeney left a comment for River Bandit
"Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing great today - I'm in St. Louis as well (South City, Carondelet neighborhood)!"
Sep 1, 2012
Beth KZ replied to River Bandit's discussion Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work
"Not necessarily. People who spend lots of time and energy prostheletizing* others, and seeking converts to their faith are trying to convince themselves that their own beliefs are TRUE via a variant of argumentum ad popularum (it's true…"
Sep 1, 2012
River Bandit replied to River Bandit's discussion Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work
"Yes, fortunately I learned to reason and look past irrational fears and emotional crutches at a young age. Haha I couldn't imagine being so deep into religion that I spread it or try to convert people, then making the 180 back the other…"
Sep 1, 2012
Michael Black replied to River Bandit's discussion Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work
"No haven't had that experience.  Just be grateful that you aren't a 50 year pastor with a large congregation that just figured out that religion is bunk."
Aug 31, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for River Bandit
"Welcome, River Bandit! 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. You might also like Medical Atheists, Ex-Catholics Coalition, Undercover…"
Aug 30, 2012
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"Hello River Bandit Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a non believer and freethinker like us. We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy…"
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Steph S. replied to River Bandit's discussion Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work
"Nice to have you on the site!"
Aug 30, 2012
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Aug 30, 2012
River Bandit replied to Civilly Disobey's discussion Religion vs. Atheism in the Workplace
"I am in the same situation, except that I work a Presbyterian (private) facility. My atheist friends understand that I work there because it is a job and I get paid. I hide my opinions on religion to avoid making waves and have to put up with all…"
Aug 30, 2012
River Bandit replied to CD Free's discussion Walking Away
"I was raised Catholic, after denying catholicism, I spent time exploring other religions but could not come to believe in a single one. I then spent some time accepting agnostic beliefs, and decided that I didn't really know. It took a failed…"
Aug 30, 2012
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Dealing with Fundamentalism at Work

I'm new here, so hello. Anyway, I work as a Recreation Therapist for troubled teens at a Presbyterian Residential Facility. My job entails running activities with these children and using these activities to build social skills, resilience and self-esteem. Only one co-worker knows a hint of my non-religious nature (and that's because I tried to date her....HUGE MISTAKE, NEVER DATE A FUNDAMENTALIST, this was a very influential part of my life that should be saved for another…See More
Aug 30, 2012

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At 8:19pm on September 1, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

No worries! =)  Good to see some other like-minded people in the STL area. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.

At 4:17pm on September 1, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing great today - I'm in St. Louis as well (South City, Carondelet neighborhood)!

At 7:25pm on August 30, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, River Bandit! 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. You might also like Medical Atheists, Ex-Catholics CoalitionUndercover Atheists and Humanists.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since Missouri's climate is changing.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 5:45pm on August 30, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello River Bandit

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a non believer and freethinker like us.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

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At 9:48am on August 30, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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