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Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma

Started this discussion. Last reply by kris feenstra Apr 4, 2014. 21 Replies

When I first decided to be a graphic designer in high school I told myself that I would never work for a client that is selling a message or product that goes against my ethics. My first job was at a…Continue

Tags: job, red, state, work, dilemma

Atheist Quotes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elon Johnson Apr 3, 2013. 1 Reply

To me, it is important to have people you can look up to in life. Living or dead, having an "idol" of sorts that you can look to for inspiration. Not an idol that can do no wrong, but one that you…Continue

Tags: quotes, inspiration, Hitchens, Dawkins, Twain

Reaction to Christian Chain E-Mail and Atheist Alternative

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kairan Nierde Apr 4, 2013. 24 Replies

I'm sure there are many posts on christian chain emails sent from family and friends and how to deal with it as an atheist. I just received another chain email from my mom about the so-called…Continue

Tags: philosophy, Carl, Sagan, Evolution, science

Facebook Discussion with a Preacher

Started this discussion. Last reply by Val Wuthrich Mar 28, 2013. 54 Replies

I had a friend from high school "friend me" on Facebook years ago. He's a preacher now and even though I'm an atheist I kept him as a friend as I had no problems with him until he started outright…Continue

Tags: Debate, Ethics, Morals, Atheist, Facebook

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Davis Goodman replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I hope one day you'll be in a position to take your pick. Good luck :)"
Apr 4, 2014
Randy Riggs replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"Most of these clients I get are good people. But I'm not branding one person. I'm branding a collected view which is slightly misshapened by how fundamental each person's viewpoint is. I understand this same problem exists when I…"
Apr 4, 2014
Randy Riggs replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I would never turn down the business unless I could directly see that that institution was doing harm...like westboro."
Apr 4, 2014
Randy Riggs replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"web and graphic design."
Apr 4, 2014
Davis Goodman replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I'd personally be pretty sick to my stomach developing a brand for any time-wasting misinformation-spouting society-controlling organization. Consider working twice as hard to find other clients. I hope you do."
Apr 2, 2014
Gallup's Mirror replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I usually avoid making generalizations about people, but to continue yours: a religious may believe an atheist dislikes and rejects his views unfairly, but as we've seen time and again in this forum, there is little or no thinking behind that…"
Apr 2, 2014
Unseen replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"Did they reject the work or just go deadbeat on you? Technically, I would think you own the work until you're paid for it and if they had used the work without paying for the rights there might be a copyright infringement issue there."
Apr 2, 2014
Unseen replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I left some wording out of that last sentence which should read "What's important, of course, are illegal acts, not mental states. I HOPE the government never gets around to prosecuting people for their thoughts. The missing words are…"
Apr 2, 2014
Unseen replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I agree generally, but to those with a different worldview than an atheist's (and of course we atheists have the right worldview) his abhorrence is grounded in a bigotry toward religious people. "
Apr 2, 2014
Gallup's Mirror replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"Randy's unusual dilemma is that his job in the communications business requires him to help others express abhorrent thoughts he would rather they keep to themselves. "
Apr 2, 2014
Emperor Milos replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I'm also a graphic designer, and I know the feeling. I would do it and get paid. Look at it this way, they are paying for your heathen lifestyle. The only difference between your story and mine is that I only had one church as a client and they…"
Apr 2, 2014
Unseen replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"It still would have been illegal, just less likely to be called out.I don't see why people need to know other people's personal views in business... So you basically agree with me, it seems."
Apr 2, 2014
Unseen replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"@UnseenJust to make clear: You have a right to turn down business, but no right to turn down business based on the religious status of the customer. In that case, the baker was imply stupid in not simply saying he wasn't able to fulfill the…"
Apr 2, 2014
Gallup's Mirror replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"@RandyThis is complicated. You're providing a means for others to express religious views that you find are harmful to humanity. But not only do you need the money, turning them away for having those views could put your business at risk.…"
Apr 2, 2014
Unseen replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"Money is money. However, and I know some here seem to disagree with the concept, but you do have the right to turn down business just like the local baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. If you don't want the business, don't…"
Apr 1, 2014
Randy Riggs replied to Randy Riggs's discussion 'Graphic Designer Ethical Dilemma'
"I would feel worse if I had to do that. The only way I can see out is move to a bluer state and then I'm less likely to run into that problem."
Apr 1, 2014

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Full-Time Graphic Designer, Husband, Father of 4, Tea Drinking, Illustrator. I work for a local university and I own my own web/graphic design & stationery business. I'm married and have 4 kids. Most of my time is spent drawing and reading comic books.
Age
31-35
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
I don't have any atheist friends so sometimes I feel the urge to talk to someone like-minded on current subjects and situations to get a better idea of how other atheist deal with these issues.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Wow, loaded question! The first crack to the veneer I guess was the fact that I felt guilty all the time for my own natural thoughts. The second would be reading all the historical crimes in "the name of". The third would be when I started to research other religions and found the absurdity and gall it took to believe that I was lucky enough to be born in the right time and place to be part of my religion, which was touted as the "one way". Then came my first love science which lead the way to reason and I haven't looked back since.
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Googled for atheist support and found you.

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