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16-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Bullied into not speaking out about my beliefs
I am sooooo glad this forum exists. Smile

So the yesterday I shared TTA photo of the upcoming Noah movie. It initially received a few Christian responses...of which I responded to with my own beliefs about Noah and god.

It turned into about 30 comments...most of which were my fundamentalist friends trying to convince me that god exists, the bible is true and basically that I should believe.

Well I posts a final comment today that apparently my boyfriend didn't like too much. He believes in "something". He's not sure what it is...but he's definitely not a fundamentalist. But either way...he basically (in nicer words) told me to take down my comments because it wasn't making me any friends.

I am an online marketer and most of my Facebook friends are business aquaintances.

I took the whole post down cause I felt pressured to do so.

Arrrrrghhhh....

Frustrated!!!

My opinion is that I should be able to voice my opinion....obviously not.

Should I have left it?
What do you guys/gals do when you just want to point out ridiculous things in religion and can't????
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16-01-2014, 06:38 PM
RE: Bullied into not speaking out about my beliefs
my opinion? don't mix business life with personal life.


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16-01-2014, 06:41 PM
RE: Bullied into not speaking out about my beliefs
Perhaps creating a personal account, in addition to the account you have with business acquaintances would be beneficial.

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16-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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Yup. If you have business acquaintances on your Facebook page, you are best off not discussing religion.
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16-01-2014, 06:44 PM
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Bows, Free and Two all hit the nail on the head.

I use a separate account for politics and atheism. No need to suffer financially or professionally.

" Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
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16-01-2014, 06:45 PM
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(16-01-2014 06:38 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  my opinion? don't mix business life with personal life.

Agree and don't mix facebook with business unless you have a separate account. My friend is the media manager for a govt dept and she has 2 personal ones plus the offical one. One of them would have her packing her stuff and being escorted out of the building.
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16-01-2014, 06:45 PM
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keep personal life personal, and professional life professional. Do not mix these. It spells trouble.

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16-01-2014, 06:48 PM
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(16-01-2014 06:42 PM)TwoCultSurvivor Wrote:  Yup. If you have business acquaintances on your Facebook page, you are best off not discussing religion.

Duh...

You'd kind of think an online marketer would get the obvious Rolleyes
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16-01-2014, 07:27 PM
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(16-01-2014 06:32 PM)tracyselena Wrote:  My opinion is that I should be able to voice my opinion....obviously not.

Should I have left it?

I'll echo the overall sentiment: don't mix religion/politics with business. Be careful about doing it with friends unless you're willing to deal with the fallout.


(16-01-2014 06:32 PM)tracyselena Wrote:  What do you guys/gals do when you just want to point out ridiculous things in religion and can't????

I've toned down how much I talk about religion and politics on FB. I pretty much never post anything serious on my own timeline, and I only occasionally respond to other people's threads. When I do, it's usually to point out provable errors as opposed to trying to convince anyone. FB is a terrible medium for serious discussion.
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16-01-2014, 07:30 PM
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Facebook is probably not the best place to voice your religious opinions/views as it's one of the many places where people can get screen before being hired for a job.

That explains why I'm still unemployed. Except not really.

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