Help me be godless at work
January 9, 2012 6:34 PM Subscribe
I have a colleague who is a lovely person. We get on quite well and have a fairly productive professional relationship. This person is an evangelical Christian, and has broached the topic of his god and his belief to me on a few occasions.
I am always polite, telling him that I do not have religious beliefs. I have not invited the discussion, and I would have thought my attitude would have been sufficient to ensure that he left the topic alone. I returned from holidays to discover that he has bought me three ebooks for my kindle – Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ and Case for a Creator – and some other book about god.
posted by mattoxic to Work & Money (45 answers total)
I want to maintain a good relationship with this person but let this person know that I won’t be reading these, to stop asking me if I have read them, and that proselytising in the workplace is possibly a no no.
He has spent money on them, so I sort of feel a bit obligated. Can Metafilter help me out with the right words. This person is genuinely nice, and I don’t want to his hurt feelings.