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28-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Christianity, there is no escape
I work for a heating and air company. A new customer called and wanted us to do a quote for new equipment.
This customer called to say that the tech we sent out there did an excellent job and explained things well. That's a good thing and will be nice to add to his file for his next review.
Then the customer went on to say that he also enjoyed meeting the owner's boyfriend (though he thought husband and co-owner - he is neither) and was impressed that he is a "believer" and therefore we will be getting his business.
Oh, FFS.
I know, it's good to get the business but damn...that's what you base a business decision on? Your assumption that someone believes the same things you do. Cripes. Better hope he doesn't find out they are living in sin.

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28-02-2013, 01:05 PM
RE: Christianity, there is no escape
Business is business.

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28-02-2013, 04:13 PM
RE: Christianity, there is no escape
I seem to repeat this particular lesson around here a lot.

A little manipulation of other peoples foolishness goes a long way. there's no harm in keeping the person happy with a false display of faith when you benefit from it.

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28-02-2013, 07:56 PM
RE: Christianity, there is no escape
(28-02-2013 04:13 PM)Hamata k Wrote:  I seem to repeat this particular lesson around here a lot.

A little manipulation of other peoples foolishness goes a long way. there's no harm in keeping the person happy with a false display of faith when you benefit from it.

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01-03-2013, 03:51 PM
 
RE: Christianity, there is no escape
Absolutely. I would never lay out a large amount of money to a company if I thought the owner or major players were atheists. It just wouldn't happen. I might get ripped off either way, especially with HVAC, but there's no way I'm going to knowingly give my money to a contractor I know is an atheist when there is another contractor who at least believes in Jesus Christ (even if they aren't a Veridican). I think that would be a sin, actually.

I could just see me on Judgment Day trying to defend that: "Well, the atheist had a lower price, Lord." I don't think so.

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01-03-2013, 04:30 PM
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(01-03-2013 03:51 PM)Egor Wrote:  Absolutely. I would never lay out a large amount of money to a company if I thought the owner or major players were atheists. It just wouldn't happen. I might get ripped off either way, especially with HVAC, but there's no way I'm going to knowingly give my money to a contractor I know is an atheist when there is another contractor who at least believes in Jesus Christ (even if they aren't a Veridican). I think that would be a sin, actually.

I could just see me on Judgment Day trying to defend that: "Well, the atheist had a lower price, Lord." I don't think so.

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Really?

That's what god will judge you on? Whether you were enough of a bigot?

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