Thursday, December 14, 2006

Religion in the Workplace

I saw a short article that mentioned the movement of several retailers to bring specific holidays back out in the open, like Wal-Mart embracing Christmas, publicly. Then it went on to mention that it's not just the holidays... Or retail... Religion is becoming more visible everywhere.

I agree. And as religious as I am privately, I don't like it.

I have had colleagues and customers from all walks of life. My friends are a melting pot of beliefs and values. In my wedding party alone, there was an atheist, a Jehovah's witness, one agnostic, one Jew, and a gaggle of Christians of various disciplines.

I don't think it's right that I have to stop meetings at GM so people can go to their prayer room and kneel on pillows. I don't think it's right that a coworker of mine had pictures of Jesus up on his cube walls. It's just a little too much. Go ahead and be a missionary, just not at work where you might offend someone.


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