So I am shopping on the phone to find a local certified mechanic to install a new engine in my wife's truck.  It was recommended to call a specific mechanic shop about fifty miles away. After talking to the shop owner's wife for about ten minutes because he was tied up with customers she finally said something to the effect that "we don't like to take new customers as we stay busy with our existing clientele."  I commented I thought this was an odd business philosophy. She then proceeded to suggest another mechanic down the road and explained he could do the job I needed. And she also stated "Oh, you'll like him, he's a christian and goes to our church." 

This last statement made me want to challenge her implication that all christian auto mechanics were reputable and to be trusted. It is annoying that theists throw this crap out about either their business or someone they know having an upstanding christian philosophy. I have dealt with other so called christian businesses in the past that had no problem trying to weasel out of their responsibility to the customer.

I should of asked her if she thought the christian mechanic would do his best while working on my godless truck.

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Comment by Alan C on April 21, 2013 at 11:40am

Diggerbanks, the problem comes when 'christian ethics' companies do not give good service and then think that is okay because their god will make them right, OR if they think they are better than a non-christian organisations because of their christian beliefs, when in fact they are not.  It often leads to positive discrimination at the detriment of another organisation that might be better value...or just better.

Would you rather be treated be treated by a doctor that thinks that if you die it is his god's will and you are in a better place, or a doctor that knows that life is a one time only opportunity and his every decision is crucial?

Comment by Missy Hollingsworth on April 21, 2013 at 12:38pm

Indeed! I never knew that, but then I rarely eat there... and now even less... which may seem really bad, but I don't think I'm missing anything by not eating there, because I almost never do to begin with...

One thing I try to always remember when dealing with the brainwashed....they really can't help it... they have been assimilated. It takes quite a bit of deprogramming to get them back to normal. For those of us who were never religious to begin with, the leap wasn't that hard. But for those who were raised within a hypocrisy it often times takes decades for them to release their preconceived notions....

So, what I'm trying to say is that even though their narrow mindedness sometimes really pisses me off, I try to take pity on them and salvage their feelings... unless it happens to be a family member who already knows exactly how I feel. Then I don't mix words... I tell them exactly what I  think of their bullshit... Just sayin

Comment by mary bottoms on April 21, 2013 at 4:20pm

Personally tired of fundamentalist proselytizing. Suffering from STFU (Shut The Fuck Up) Syndrome. In Georgia, been subjected to aggressive preaching. Had to cuss one guy up  one side and down the other as he refused to respect my (thinking) person. Once worked with a whole bunch of fine-Christian women who believed that I was either a slut or gay. But, oddly enough, not a gay slut, because I wasn't married and divorced at least five times. One woman even told me that her former boss wanted her. I'd asked her, "Did she say anything to give her that she was in any way interested? Did she do anything? Give her a notion of interest?" She said no, but she knew she wanted her. So, to stop her from further stupidity, I said, "Well, just because she's gay, doesn't mean she's going to have good taste."

 

Comment by Rachel Slawson on April 21, 2013 at 4:59pm

Alan:  Hah!  That's one I have not heard before.  I like it.  :)

Diggerbanks:  Your mostly right, and I did not mean to come off sounding like none of them were qualified or good at what they did. Many of them were.  My issue is that people will often judge someones honesty or capability with whether or not they have a Jesus fish on their sign.  Being a Christian does not automatically make you a good anything.  A lot of the people in my hometown were good at what they did.  Most of them were friendly and sociable too.  But so were a lot of the non-religious business owners.  In addition, some of the christian businesses were TERRIBLE, as were some of the secular ones.  In the end, their religious affiliation really made no difference.  They were either really good tradesmen/craftsmen on their own, or they were not. 

Comment by James Cox on April 21, 2013 at 6:02pm

Sounds like an attempt to create a demand by collectors. 'Get the whole Bible on the bottoms of cups, one phrase at a time!'.

Comment by James Cox on April 21, 2013 at 6:04pm

Over compensation is rampant.

Big trucks= small male___

Comment by SteveInCO on April 21, 2013 at 7:21pm

My mechanic for my car (I go to a specialist) in fact has the Jeebus Fish on his materials, but he's a damned good mechanic and does seem to be entirely ethical.

Comment by James Cox on April 22, 2013 at 1:43pm

We should be happy finding the real jewels of skill when we find them. We can do the right things for the wrong reasons at times.

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