It really bothers me ....

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    When a person in an Authority position such as a Boss or Professor who has some kind of power to effect your income or grades, brings up little religious analogies in conversations in a professional environment.

    I really feel annoyed by it because I am not there to contemplate a religious ideal.

    I don't confront it because I don't want the authority figure to power trip and do some negative act that will effect my professional life.

    Is that the best way to handle the situation? :cool:
     
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    Ignore it and move on or fight to change it if you can. Welcome to the real world.
     
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    I have pretty much just said nothing.

    I haven't mentally ignored it but taking no action, don't want to make waves.

    It just seems weird to do in professional settings.

    I am sure the person means well but it annoys because it's not my belief and so I feel I have to go along with something not in my Professional description of why I am there.

    I guess because they have the power they can do what they want. :dunno:
     
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    I suggest a thicker skin. No matter what side of the religious argument you are on, there will be someone on the other side and they have as much right to express their opinion as you do to clamp your hands over your ears and say la la la la la la la.
    Regardless of what your high school teachers taught you, you do not have any right to not be annoyed by a religious ideal.
     
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    It's not about thin skin, it's really just not the place for those kind of conversations.

    I am just saying why do people feel it's ok to bring religion into a board meeting or classroom?
     
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    Why are you bothered with it? :eusa_eh:
    You will find a lot more weirder things than that happen in professional settings then having to worry about someone's religious and or political bent.
     
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    This individual went on about why gay marriage is wrong, also about abortion.

    He happens to be running the show so to speak and so while he gave his personal opinion he used his religious beliefs as his reasoning behind it.

    It had not one thing to do with why the group was at this gathering and it is awkward.

    He has a strong opinion and at times wants others to nod in agreement.

    It bothers me because I am not there to talk about those topics and I don't agree with his opinions or conclusions.

    I feel I am held hostage because of the hierarchy.

    I am just trying to understand what the point of doing that in a professional setting is.

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    You're talking about the person in authority. If he decides it IS the place for those kinds of conversations, then it is. Your not liking it matters naught.
     
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    He is in Authority but the fact is if I recorded him and turned it in, he would get in trouble.

    It's not Professional and does not belong there.

    I am just trying to understand why he wants to use that arena for his personal platform.
     
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    There doesn't HAVE to be a point that you accept. The point is you can listen or leave. It's HIS show.
     
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