I am a somewhat closeted atheist, with close family and friends knowing my stance on religion, but not everyone in my life. As I am not close with anyone at my workplace, no one there knows my…Continue
"Faith soars on the wings of eagles, rides on the backs of oxen, spouts forth from the depths of the dove's breast. You come to me an empty vessel and returneth as an overflowing urn.
1 Peter 4:11-13
This is fun!
"I don't post here often, and don't know if this is the appropriate place to say this, but:
I absolutely LOVE the Sunday School link aggregations you post weekly. I am married to a theist, and she and my kids go off to church, and I settle…"
"And I also use "Cheese and Rice!" as a substitute for "Jesus Christ!", not to use a polite euphemism instead of blaspheming, but because I enjoy the cheesy (pun intended) bastardization of the invective."
"I have started saying, "Thor Dammit", since no one cares when you say any of the other thousands of gods from the past. You could substitute any others...use the Godchecker:
"I dont envy the situation, obviously people are very serious about religion in your company and your country (i'm assuming the US). I am fairly open about my atheism generally but i have worked in some very religious companies where i didnt run…"
"I don't see what the consequences may be?
It is a choice of long-term versus short-term. You either work in a continuous state of discomfort or you just experience some social penalties a short time after which you would feel comfortable…"
"Something to think about: I lost two jobs, one with a nationally recognized non-profit, and one with the local county school system because of my openness about my atheism. Of course, I do live in Alabama."
"I think you might be caring too much about it. You don't have to go around screaming "I'M AN ATHEIST EVERYBODY!" but, if someone asks your opinion on religion, I don't see any reason why not to tell them the truth."
I am a somewhat closeted atheist, with close family and friends knowing my stance on religion, but not everyone in my life. As I am not close with anyone at my workplace, no one there knows my feelings, and it likely won't come up in conversation. Anyway, I've had a couple of workplace situations that have made me think about this: -When a co-worker has been ill, or there's been a death in the family, a card is sent around to sign with well-wishes. Most people sign something like, "I'll be…See More
"I didn't have an "aha" moment, but I can trace back to when the first big chink in the armor of religion appeared.
When I was 8, my mom gave birth to twin sisters, but unfortunately one didn't make it. That is a…"