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12-15-2012 11:20 PM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by StreetDoc View Post
You quoted me in your reply
Yeah, marshall mentioned both political and religious issues. You responded on a political note and I continued with a religious comment. Is this really an issue?
12-15-2012 06:43 PM
StreetDoc
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
MarshallV82.
You quoted me in your reply
12-15-2012 06:20 PM
Donutz
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who said anything about religion?
MarshallV82.
12-15-2012 03:33 PM
StreetDoc
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Determining someone's employment based on their religious beliefs is out and out illegal.
who said anything about religion? Political discussion like the OP is talking about is not allowed in my workplace and I work for the largest healthcare system in the USA. I feel just as the OP does, they're all idiots. I shouldn't have to hear about it at work. A matter of fact we have to do annual ethical training and this is a big part of it.
12-15-2012 03:14 PM
MarshallV82
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I've known some fundamentalist xians who were (are) very intelligent educated people, with skilled white-collar jobs -- but on the subject of religion, they just couldn't think rationally. And to forestall any accusation that I'm using a circular definition, it is possible to have an argument where both participants are disagreeing vehemently but both are arguing rationally and logically. Emotional and/or irrational argument is fundamentally different, regardless of the specific subject matter.

In the gun thread right now, there's a lot of very similar arguments. The problem is that when you're arguing about something that you have a huge emotional/psychic investment in, it's hard to step back and consider it objectively.
Very true, on a professional level I have a lot of respect for my boss. He's a very knowledgeable experienced man. He's very interested in science, goes back to school to continue learning. he speaks a few languages and has traveled quite a bit. None the less... when it comes to politics and religion the guy is bat shit crazy. He's a little greedy too, It's pulling teeth to get him him to approve payments to subcontractors and give raises to low level employees.
12-15-2012 12:57 PM
Donutz
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Politics has no place in the workplace. A matter of fact I think it's a fireable offense in my workplace. Tell the guy once to kindly STFU, after that I'd report it to supervisors.
Determining someone's employment based on their religious beliefs is out and out illegal.
12-15-2012 11:43 AM
StreetDoc Politics has no place in the workplace. A matter of fact I think it's a fireable offense in my workplace. Tell the guy once to kindly STFU, after that I'd report it to supervisors.
12-15-2012 10:34 AM
Donutz
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very religious man. He'd flip if he knew he had an atheist running jobs, pretty irrational guy... like most Christians.
I've known some fundamentalist xians who were (are) very intelligent educated people, with skilled white-collar jobs -- but on the subject of religion, they just couldn't think rationally. And to forestall any accusation that I'm using a circular definition, it is possible to have an argument where both participants are disagreeing vehemently but both are arguing rationally and logically. Emotional and/or irrational argument is fundamentally different, regardless of the specific subject matter.

In the gun thread right now, there's a lot of very similar arguments. The problem is that when you're arguing about something that you have a huge emotional/psychic investment in, it's hard to step back and consider it objectively.
12-15-2012 12:49 AM
MarshallV82 I have to ignore all the guys I work with. I do construction (Line work) and work with people from all over the country. I've got about 3 guys that view the world about the same as me, they're the only ones I talk about that stuff too.

I'm polite to everyone else and just mind my own business, sometimes I'll make fun of how stupid they are with a joke or something but they rarely take offense. I can't go on to much about it, the owner of the company is a very religious man. He'd flip if he knew he had an atheist running jobs, pretty irrational guy... like most Christians.
11-07-2012 03:09 PM
Donutz
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