I removed myself from an Atheist group on Facebook because my bosses are on FB and I didn't know if it would effect my career. It most likely would since they are christian.

I just wanted to confess this because I feel like such a "female reproductive organ".

If I say 20 hail FSM will I be redeemed for my injustice?

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A contradiction of terms.
I do the same thing Jordan F. I go to a conservative baptist christian college. If I get caught with a drink in my hand, a lesbian in my bed, or an atheist thought, they tell me they have the right to kick me out. It is a private school, and I have been looking up case law to see if they really can do this to me. And sadly, they could. It is sad when we must hide who we truly are.
It has been said "prudence favors the wise" ...

Don't really have any idea what it means, but it sounds real academic and intellectual like you know your shit ...

So, yeah, be prudent ... ?
I saw I good FB religion today. It said: A couple a dudes wrote the bible... come on, think about it.
I can understand that.Society is harsh to judge non-believers.I have never told people I have worked with that I'm an atheist.No need to really.Why would I want to be treated differently than others.
I really feel lucky to be in the position i am in when i read some of these posts. Being a Union Worker they actually have rules and contracts they are stuck following when it comes to how they can punish me for anything. They Can't lay me off or release me outside of the order of seniority and being a 2 year journeymen they would have to lay off atleast a third of the Store just to reach my level and even then i would be able to draw on the pention as well as unemployment well they would have to offer me a job back if any positions opened in the same order of seniority as released. Our union Lawyers do a good job at requiring proof for termination and if none can be found they are quick to arbitration with recent results of back pay at overtime rate for time not at work and re instament to position you were released from. When i lived in Northern Kentucky i was openly atheist and that lead to straight up fist fights in someplaces i dont miss the south ore the bible belt glad to be in Oregon.
Little update
I have pretty much let the cat out of the bag. A fellow co-worker was talking about how he really tried but couldn't follow Catholicism, and with out even thinking I said aloud (in front of the whole office) "So you decided to go with science and reasoning?" The whole place went quite for awhile and I could feel the looks. I think I am getting to the point in my life where I really don't give a shit.
My religious views say "Rational" on Facebook. I'm friends with family members who are die hard Christians and have gotten a fair few hateful messages in response to that. While I haven't changed it, I certainly understand why you would. There's no reason to suffer for your beliefs no matter what they may be.




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