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  • I would say, "I'm sorry, but I don't feel this is a work conversation" and walk away. If it were a customer, I'd interrupt and say, "Is there anything else related to YOUR ORDER that I can help you with?" If the customer has a problem with this, please feel encouraged to bring over your manager, who will undoubtedly affirm that your purpose while working is to work, not discuss theology. :o)
  • Not an atheist but will answer anyway. Tell her firmly that work is not the time or place for that sort of debate and she needs to lay off. If she still won't then go to your boss, so he can tell her.
  • I'm not an atheist, but I'll toss in my opinion anyway: The first time, be very polite and thank her for her concern, but you don't share her beliefs. The second time, be more stern and tell her to not bring it up again, thank you. The third time, take it to the boss and document it as an official complaint. If he/she doesn't do something about it, it could be considered harassment.
  • A born-again Christian? That's not a atheist. An atheist don't believe in God. Period. Go tell her that you're already saved or start ignore this person.
  • I'm not an atheist, but I'd have to go along with what most are suggesting. Stay calm, smile and say "Thanks for your concern, but I'm fine, thanks!" If she continues, repeat what you said the first time. If she still won't stop (is this person another employee or a customer?), then bring the manager into it (and/or someone from Human Resources). Don't resort to name-calling or yelling. Stay cool. They WANT a reaction out of you...it proves their point that you "need" to be "saved."
  • Wow! first of all, I'm intrigued by the lack of "love" between two "loving" Christians. For the record, that's why I left the church and am happily atheist. Anyway.... I'd tell her I have no interest in discussing religion with her at work.
  • Just tell the person that you're not going to have that conversation. If she continues, then request a little more forcefully if you have to.
  • Not an athiest either, but will answer. Remind her that God said we are not to judge others, lest we be judged ourselves. Tell her that your relationship with God is personal, and not to be discussed with her at work or anywhere else. And tell her you will pray for her for her sin of judging you. That should shut the bitch up.
  • I'm also a Christian. First of all, this is definitely not an appropriate work conversation. If this individual persists, then I really think you should discuss this with HR, your manager, etc. If you've told her that you don't want to talk about this, and she persists, then she is harassing you. Other than that, I find that Christians who have conflicting views with other Christians typically just want someone to listen to them. I'd probably listen a bit then politely reply with, "Thank you for your input.".
  • Ask them where they go to church, and say you might drop by some sunday. You can get their denomination that way and make some logical decisions about their background and why they think button hole witnessing is so important.
  • Well, Lisa, I'm not an Atheist..but this is what I'd do..simply tell her "I don't wish to be saved..I want to burn in he** for eternity..I like fire". Keep telling her that and maybe she'll back off! Happy Tuesday! :) ((hugs))
  • just say... thanks and see you in heaven, i hope
  • Id complain to HR, if that doesnt work, tell her to blow it out her @$$, not the nicest thing, but a lil aggression always worked for me. Same with the door to door idiots, I just threaten to call the police on them, they leave REAL quick.
  • Lol so are atheists the only ones qualified to answer this question?
  • Someone once kept telling me I was going to hell for being gay so one day I shouted "GET A FUCKING LIFE!" But I don't recommend it since I was nearly fired.
  • What is she basing it on?
  • I am a Christian, and I would be most offended if this lady insisted on evangelising me...just tell her to go and preach to the UNsaved. That is what the Bible tells us to do...and let her know that during worktime is not a good time to do it anyway. Save it for breaks or after work. Be foreceful. THis lady has not learnt boundaries yet.
  • I am curious what she thinks makes her more of a Christian than you. Only ONE thing makes you saved. John 3:16 is the most well-known verse for a reason. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." If she is telling you what you need "to do" in life to be saved she is confused and not reading from the Bible. Salvation is free: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 When you receive Christ into your heart you are saved.
  • is she pentecostal? pentecostals believe (contrary to the bible) that you have to speak in tongues and other such nonsense to "prove" you are saved. in either case, if shes says shes a christian, then use your bible to show her where and why her attitude and behavior is incorrect. if she doesnt accept correction from the bible (when done within context of course, you cant just create your own meanings to verses to make them say what you want) then it is her that needs to repent. if neither of these is the case, what is it that is making her say you are not saved? how long have you been a christian for? and her?
  • I'm an atheist, but I'm not sure I have a better answer than any of the above. If I were a Christian, I'd probably say, "Ok, I'm not saved by YOUR definition. I accept that. However, since you're not God's prophet, I will go by what my pastor (or my reading of the Bible, etc.) tells me." If she approached me, I'd just say, "I don't believe in your God or any god. Therefore the whole idea of salvation is moot to me. Thank you for your concern, though." If she continued on, my response would be "The conversation on this subject already ended. Please go away."
  • I have that sort of thing all the time. I tell them I do not believe in god but I respect their right to do so. Please respect my right to live in peace and my LEGAL right to privacy. It's a litigious society we live in and I'd hate to point out that depriving me of my freedom of religion is a consttutional matter. Is your zeal worth paying for an attorney and possibly thousands of dollars in fines? That usually works.
  • Next time she tells you you're going to hell, offer to save her a seat next to the water cooler.

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