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08-01-2014, 02:42 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
Show them a fake stain above your bed that looks like Satan.
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08-01-2014, 06:09 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
(08-01-2014 02:42 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Show them a fake stain above your bed that looks like Satan.

Actually just round the corner from me is a house with an underground temple that is meant to be a hot bed of Satanism back in the early 20's. It was built for the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and apparently Jerry Springer did a show on some Satanists and they mentioned it as being Satans power base. I did happen to mention something about this to the deeply religious mother and she was mortified.
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08-01-2014, 06:47 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
(08-01-2014 02:41 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(08-01-2014 01:57 PM)nooneofconsequence Wrote:  Greetings to my cousin from the Land of the Long Flat Vowel! Big Grin

Two things:

1. Thank you for Ray Comfort. I think I speak for most of the western world when I say this. We here on the West Island of NZ only managed to produce Ken Ham so we must concede.

2. With respect to your OP, remind your new flattie that attendance at the weekly ritual cat massacre is required by the lease. That should solve your difficulties. (And your cat issues).

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Not so fast there. Dodgy

By applying the OTF (Outsider's Test of Fatuousness) it's a toss-up between Ham and Comfort.

I think there needs to be a tie-breaker.

When Ham manages to produce an equivalent of the Banana Skit AND bums Kirk Cameron (or his metric alternative) then we'll need a tie breaker.

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08-01-2014, 06:57 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
(07-01-2014 05:29 PM)Slowminded Wrote:  Maybe you don't need to ask. Instead make sure it's obvious that you are an atheist , I believe that they will offer their view rather quickly.

Yeah just leave some atheist books strewn on your coffee table when you interview them. ... Consider ... Better yet add Crowley's The Book of Lies and The Diary of a Drug Fiend ... Consider ... And The Anarchist's Cookbook ... Consider ... scratch that last one, authorities might be called, stick with Crowley. Thumbsup

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08-01-2014, 07:15 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
I GOT IT!!

Ask if they want a drink and serve it with these!! Big Grin

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08-01-2014, 08:29 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
(08-01-2014 07:15 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I GOT IT!!

Ask if they want a drink and serve it with these!! Big Grin

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Hell that would scare even me. One way to make babies interesting at least.
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08-01-2014, 08:47 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
I don't think you need to be subtle. You can just tell them where you stand as far as belief is concerned and their response should be enough for you to make a decision. Whatever they feel about your stance on god, should come out during that conversation. You can find a way to represent your side without being abrasive, but you should be the one setting the tone, in my opinion.

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08-01-2014, 10:23 PM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
Treat it like sexual preference, its irrelevant.
Theist house mates are like free cable TV.

Atheists are boring with their truth and facts obsession.

Theism is to believe what other people claim, Atheism is to ask "why should I".
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09-01-2014, 03:23 AM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
(08-01-2014 06:09 PM)Pippen Wrote:  
(08-01-2014 02:42 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Show them a fake stain above your bed that looks like Satan.

Actually just round the corner from me is a house with an underground temple that is meant to be a hot bed of Satanism back in the early 20's. It was built for the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and apparently Jerry Springer did a show on some Satanists and they mentioned it as being Satans power base. I did happen to mention something about this to the deeply religious mother and she was mortified.

Think of the fun you could have had with that! Walking downstairs one day in a black habit tied with a piece of rope. Ceremonial knife on hip, cat in one hand, flame torch in the other... 'hey, I'm popping along to that temple we were talking about the other day! Do you wanna come? ' ... How did you resist? Smile

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09-01-2014, 08:40 AM
RE: Is there a polite way of asking a potential roommate
(08-01-2014 06:29 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  
(07-01-2014 08:16 PM)Cathym112 Wrote:  In the US he can certainly ask that!! Discrimination only applies to businesses with more than 50 employees

Fair Housing comes under Civil Rights Protections. They aren't just for businesses with more than 50 people. There are "protected classes" -- and you can't discriminate based on those classes….race, religion, handicap, sex, color, family status, national origin …..

But I do think there is a provision since they will be living together that would allow him to ask, but if he had an a place that he was renting out (and not living there himself), he would be in violation. And the OP isn't in US, so our laws don't matter anyway.

Again. You are talking about a business discriminating against you by refusing you as a customer. The fair housing laws do not apply to private persons renting a room in their own place.

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