“A guy tried to join a club that doesn’t let the Jews in.
‘What’s your name?’ ‘Jack Smith.’
‘What kind of a car do you have?’ ‘Saab.’
‘Where do the kids go ot school?’ ‘Yale.’
‘What’s your religion?’ ‘Goyish.’
We are Hasidim.” – Comedy roast Hasidic-style feat. Shaya & Itche
Over the years I’ve met people of many faiths at work – Jewish like me, Christian, Muslim.
Of those for whom religion is a big part of their lives, they share one thing in common: Fear. They don’t feel comfortable talking about religion at work. They don’t think it’s acceptable to others.
It’s always been amazing to me, and odd because I think religion is beautiful. I’m inspired by people of faith. I like to learn about what others believe, what they do, why and how.
Lately it seems like people are a bit more comfortable with having a religious identity, and displaying it – just a little.
What are your thoughts on religion at work? Is it OK to talk about it, do you feel comfortable talking about your faith, or do you think all such matters are better left at home?