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Polite vs Honest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Dec 20, 2013. 13 Replies

I have for purely practical reason hesitated to post a discussion since I am still uncertain.  However, I have recently realized that I have a question to which I would greatly appreciate assistance…Continue

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Ed replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"If we're talking about an employer asking an employee a question about the employee's religious belief then your first response to them would be one concerning relevance. What relevance does your religious belief have on your being an…"
Dec 20, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"I don't expect anyone to risk their livelihood or safety by denying their community's spiritual beliefs."
Dec 20, 2013
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"I worked in a place once where one guy was a real Jesus freak. He asked me in front of most of the other staff during a canteen lunch break if I believed in god. The short version: Me: No. I don’t believe what you believe. Jesus Rep: That is…"
Dec 19, 2013
Diane replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"I have been asked this question a lot, mostly by the elderly patients with whom I work.  I can't say that I've ever come right out and lied, but I do everything I can to not make them feel uncomfortable, while still being true to…"
Dec 19, 2013
Randy Rose replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"Oh, and yes, I would bet my career on my answer, as I have in the past. I am 30 years old and not about to work in a place or for anyone who would discriminate against me for any reason, especially because I don't worship a bearded man in the…"
Dec 19, 2013
Randy Rose replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"I am always as honest as I can be, as I have found that it is truly the best way to stay out of trouble. And, surprisingly, I have found that many people - several that I would never have suspected - have similar views to my own. So, the…"
Dec 19, 2013
Cameron replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"I think that the simplest answer that you can give if you're worried about job security is "Yes." The responses that you have worked out that don't answer one way or the other would be very telling to somebody who asks this…"
Dec 19, 2013
Davis Goodman replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"It's a bummer that you're stuck with such a stupid absurd situation like this. I don't think the majority of atheists would blame you for lying if it means keeping your job. I can't imagine what it's like to have to listen…"
Dec 19, 2013
Emperor Milos replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"Would I? Sure. Should I? Probably not. We've all got our own ways of dealing with things, and this question is no different. I won't shit on you if you are evasive, or whatever, I'm sure everyone has their own reasons for answering…"
Dec 19, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"I think a lot of us have kept our mouths shut, or gone to church, or otherwise faked it to stay employed, housed, or fed when our alternatives were limited, especially when we were young. Atheists are the most widely hated and mistrusted minority…"
Dec 19, 2013
_Robert_ replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"Like the captain said yes is the safest answer, especially when living in the bible belt. I don't fight many battles anymore. If you want to make a point you could always ask if you can video them asking the question and them you ask them why…"
Dec 19, 2013
Ray K replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"When I am asked that question I usually respond, "I am sure that you really are interested in knowing that answer, but right now I just don't feel comfortable with the sub-questions that will follow. For the moment, let's continue…"
Dec 19, 2013
captain kingsway replied to Rarefaction's discussion 'Polite vs Honest'
"Look at it this way, just say yes to save your job who cares anyway."
Dec 19, 2013
Rarefaction posted a discussion

Polite vs Honest

I have for purely practical reason hesitated to post a discussion since I am still uncertain.  However, I have recently realized that I have a question to which I would greatly appreciate assistance from fellow non-believers.   The simple idea on the table (so to speak) is the proper or polite response to the question..."Do you believe in God?"I hesitate to capitalize 'God' even as I type it or but it is treated as a name as much as a title so I see no harm in using it.My primary question in…See More
Dec 19, 2013

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I am a naturally inquisitive person, but truly suspicious of anyone who claims to be certain about anything. I enjoy good discussion and debate with anyone. I find that I even enjoy it more when the subject is stimulating.
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