Erin King
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Rich commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"This woman sounds like a lemon!"
Apr 3, 2012
Artor commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"I suspect in Lubbock it might not be safe to publicly stand up for your non-beliefs, even if the law is nominally on your side. But it sounds like Church-Lady is not really on your friends list in any case. You could just politely let her know that…"
Apr 2, 2012
Waynster commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"Depending on the size of the business the email thing - well two suggestions: 1. Report them to IT for improper use of the company information systems - most places have strict rules about personal use of such stuff and this religious content may be…"
Apr 2, 2012
Mo Trauen commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"Document everything!!!  Even keep a journal.  Vent your thoughts in a different journal or forum.  Getting them out of your system in a safe environment is a good way to control yourself when you are not in a safe…"
Apr 2, 2012
Scott Howard commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"@ Heather: Be careful, you may start getting pelted with questions about your jewishness like when's passover? what's Hanukkah? Are you kosher?  I claimed jewishness one when I was attending a messianic synagogue. Big…"
Apr 2, 2012
Heather Spoonheim commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"Sometimes when I encounter someone who is all 'blah blah blah Jesus blah blah' I just tell them I'm Jewish - it shuts them up a LOT faster than telling them that their fairy tales are irritating.  Few fundies know anything about…"
Apr 2, 2012
Unseen commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"An auto dealership is probably a pretty small business, as businesses go, and smaller businesses are often exempted from regulations that apply to larger corporations. I wouldn't expect too much relief from whatever kind of "HR"…"
Apr 2, 2012
GD Heathen commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"I work in the bible belt as well, not sure what the business climate is in Lubbock though.  Where I'm at the proper channel would be to bring the subject up with HR.  If you have one that's where to go, they can blanket issue…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jason commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"Uhhmmm…unless you have another job lined up/guaranteed or if a monthly income is not important to you, then I wouldn’t shake the boat in the least bit. This economy isn’t he greatest for the unemployed."
Apr 2, 2012
Daniel commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"Collect corroborating evidence also. Save the emails etc etc. If someone approaches you in public use a recording device. The ACLU can be your friend. "
Apr 2, 2012
matt.clerke commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"Becca has some good advice... although chances are your bosses might agree with her. I think is probably a good thing for you to say to her. No need to mention your religion or political affiliations, just that you feel they shouldn't be…"
Apr 1, 2012
Becca commented on Erin King's blog post 'Religion in the workplace'
"First check your employee manual to see what it says about religion in the work place. If there is nothing there see if Texas has any employment laws regarding religion in the work place. Print these out and take them to her manager/boss or whomever…"
Apr 1, 2012
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Religion in the workplace

For starters, I live in the Bible Belt. Lubbock, Texas to be exact.I work at a car dealership and most of the people surrounding me are religious. And when I say religious I mean REALLY religious. To the point were they actively talk about it and forward emails all day about it at work.Now I usually just keep my mouth shut and delete the emails because I would like to keep my job. Also, since I am in the bible belt these kinds of things happen at just about every job so it wouldn't really help…See More
Apr 1, 2012
Erin King replied to Heather Spoonheim's discussion 'How did YOU find ThinkAtheist?'
"I also found it by stumbling! I started reading the discussion and checking it everyday until I decided to get an account."
Apr 1, 2012
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Mar 27, 2012
Robert Karp left a comment for Erin King
"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Erin! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!"
Mar 27, 2012

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About Me:
I am a 20 year old student at Texas Tech University. I am Pre-med, Majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. I am engaged to the love of my life :) And will be teaching Biology Lab next semester with a brilliant professor who has to combat the Bible Belt when teaching evolution. So I am very excited.
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Why are you here?
Living in the Bible Belt, it is nice to read some intelligent conversations and know that I am not the only atheist out there. (My fiancé is one, but that is about the only person I know.)
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I grew up going from church to church (I've been Southern Baptist, Church of Christ, Protestant, Lutheran, Non-Denominational, you name it!) and never really felt like I belonged there. I thought it was because everyone there had grown up in the church and I hadn't. But now I know it was because I couldn't believe half the shit they were saying. I would get up and walk out of sermons because I didn't agree with what they were saying, and I didn't understand any of it. But I never had really heard the term atheist or considered it a real option for the longest time. But now I am out and free and I don't have to keep trying to reconcile what I know as right and natural with what they are trying to tell me.
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Religion in the workplace

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 12:49pm 12 Comments

For starters, I live in the Bible Belt. Lubbock, Texas to be exact.

I work at a car dealership and most of the people surrounding me are religious. And when I say religious I mean REALLY religious. To the point were they actively talk about it and forward emails all day about it at work.

Now I usually just keep my mouth shut and delete the emails because I would like to keep my job. Also, since I am in the bible belt these kinds of things happen at just about every job so it…

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At 9:31am on March 27, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Erin! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

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