Daily Archives: April 9th, 2012

Civility and tolerance on holiday

Sometimes there are moments in life that are more memorable than others. Some moments stand out.

On the other hand, there are also moments you can’t remember no matter what, like where you put your car keys last night. I guess I’m going to be late to work.

I remember a moment at my latest job when the conversation turned to religion and I decided enough time had passed and I was secure enough in my position that I could out myself. I revealed my atheism.

The response was not easy to forget. My boss turned to me and said, “Can I ask you a question? Why don’t you kill people?” This from a religious person who I have come to regard as being much less ethical and moral as I am.

It’s a weird world we live in.
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