Sunday, May 16, 2010

Travel Log 5-16: Right Left Center Left Center

As I've whined about on here lately I had been feeling as if I was in a moral quagmire spinning my wheels.
For the past week, since I really started to try and change it,  that has not been the case.
I have more energy, even my coworkers have noticed that I am in a better mood on a constant basis. A post by Magaly (I hope I spelled her name right) over at Pagan Culture put a name to a little twinge I still get though.
See I haven't come out of the broom closet at work. In fact I actively avoid it. Mainly I avoid it because there as so many of "those" kinds of christians there. The ones that will talk about how christian they are constantly. And discuss how christian everyone around them is. Yeah, those kind.
So I avoid it, and most of them have, by my lack of information otherwise, come to the conclusion that I am just as christian as they are. Half the time I want to say something, but then a little voice tells me "why rock the boat?"
I think in this case, because so much of my income is dependant on these people feeling comfortable working with me, that discretion may be the better part of valor. I know it is a bit of a cheap cop out, but I have never claimed to be anything other than what I have I just haven't corrected their miss-assumptions(is that even a word?). Hmm...I think I'm going to have to look for some moral guidance on this. Meditation here I come!


  1. I'm out of the broom closet for the most part, but I find the religion and work thing to be a bit dodgy as well. I have a policy that unless they flat out ask, I don't volunteer the information. I just let them assume what they want to assume.

  2. There is no rule "Thou must tell your coworkers you are Pagan." If you are telling everyone you do bible study, that's one thing. But if you are simply not offering up your personal views for them to rip apart... I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

  3. Thanks for the advice. I'm coming to many of the same conclusions, it's just odd to have a place I'm so shut up about it when everywhere else I'm so open.