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Dealing with religious customer requests.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Oct 1, 2012. 31 Replies

So could use some advice....I'm a glass artist...and I sell my work to a lot of different people from all over the world.(mostly chicka stuffs, hearts, jewelry, roses ect) I figure its best not to…Continue

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James Cox replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"You could demand an audience with the 'big guy' before you produce anything, otherwise you would be concerned that you are creating a duplicate of some work of art. Engaging in a serious fraud. ;p) "
Oct 1, 2012
Jhayes replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Add a surcharge or demand extra time. So far in my business, religion hasn't ever come into play.  But I receive various offers that, for one reason or another, aren't always as appealing as others. The "reasons" why…"
Sep 30, 2012
Wesley replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"You could come up with an atheist logo that you stamp on all your works.. e.g. flying spaghetti monster, the Atheist "A"...etc... That way, regardless of what you make it would have YOUR stamp which represents your position on it."
Sep 30, 2012
Unseen replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Or, "I'm booked solid for 2 years right now. Can you wait?""
Sep 30, 2012
SteveInCO replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Oh when it's a simple cross, perhaps you could claim it's just not complicated enough to be interesting to you, and you have tons of other commissions that are. Of course it's harder to make that argument when it's an actual…"
Sep 30, 2012
Breanna replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"WOW  Lot of interesting points.... thank you all.  It is a personal fulfillment mostly, as its very much something I would do if I had all the money in the world and didnt need to work another day.  Though the money comes in as…"
Sep 30, 2012
Ed replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Hi Breanna, I am a woodworker who sells product online and locally in artisan shops. I recently sold a piece that was used in a jewish ceremony of some sort but it was not specifically symbolic. Having mixed emotions about producing religious ware…"
Sep 30, 2012
SteveInCO replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"I remember someone I know, very anti-religious, who said if she owned a bookshop, she *would* sell bibles.  But they would be in a dark corner of the shop and, somehow, that dead lightbulb over head--or perhaps the fluorescent tube that is…"
Sep 30, 2012
James Cox replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Yes, but does this mean that special Theist accounts should be created for the wonderfil boat? Nah. If you feel bad about taking the money, send part of it to ThinkAtheist!"
Sep 30, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Every dollar given to you by a Christian is a dollar they aren't putting in the collection plate."
Sep 30, 2012
Strega replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Actually, Doug, that's quite good."
Sep 29, 2012
Doug Reardon replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"email?  just don't respond and add them to your spam list."
Sep 29, 2012
Donald S. Chase replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"I've always been guided by Hamlets' soliloquy "this above all, to thine own self be true". If you feel they are insane and you are an atheist and don't make silly crosses, then just say "no, your (sic) insane i'm…"
Sep 29, 2012
Mo Trauen replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"No one can really decide this but yourself.  As others have said, the big question is how much you need the money.  I can suggest one compromise, however.  You could raise your prices for special orders of religious art.  That…"
Sep 29, 2012
Colleen replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Consider this - the more we avoid something, the more we give it power. You can also consider that art is symbolic, and the bible is a story that many people know (or think they know), nothing more.  That aside, these symbols have been used in…"
Sep 29, 2012
Mel replied to Breanna's discussion 'Dealing with religious customer requests.....'
"Lololol. If you ask me, all angels are homicidal sci-fi monsters. =0)"
Sep 29, 2012

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