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129. Yep. That stupid fish symbol is like a big, flashing "Stay Away" sign to me.
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  -Do you choose not to do business with companies with religious overtones simply because of *that*? Husb2Sparkly  May-18-08 10:43 PM   #0 
  - Perfect navigation.  Old Crusoe   May-18-08 10:45 PM   #1 
  - I too  Gilligan   May-19-08 04:42 PM   #103 
  - Yes  AnnieBW   May-18-08 10:45 PM   #2 
  - Yep - that Christian fish displayed by a business (in their ads or whatever) screams to me "hang on  kath   May-18-08 10:49 PM   #6 
  - I will not do bidsness with openly religious (as in pushing it on me)  nadinbrzezinski   May-18-08 10:46 PM   #3 
  - I caught my local Ford dealership promoting Jesus  HawkeyeX   May-18-08 10:46 PM   #4 
  - Next!  thunder rising   May-18-08 10:47 PM   #5 
  - I choose companies based on their reputation in the  leftofcool   May-18-08 10:49 PM   #7 
  - Same here.  Fridays Child   May-18-08 11:00 PM   #19 
     - We do plumbing biz with a pagan company  leftofcool   May-18-08 11:09 PM   #22 
  - Depends on the obnoxiousness level.  backscatter712   May-18-08 10:50 PM   #8 
  - In waht way  edwardsguy   May-19-08 02:33 AM   #42 
     - here's a summary  fishwax   May-19-08 08:29 AM   #66 
  - I don't have that problem where I live, but there are sellers on eBay who use religion  OmmmSweetOmmm   May-18-08 10:51 PM   #9 
  - I check out their ads in the yellow pages  tularetom   May-18-08 10:51 PM   #10 
  - Do you stay out of kosher deli's too?  nathan hale   May-19-08 04:54 PM   #105 
     - I doubt that theres a kosher deli within 100 miles of here  tularetom   May-19-08 05:23 PM   #109 
        - And the Star of David doesn't?  nathan hale   May-20-08 01:33 AM   #124 
  - I'm still trying to wrap my brain around "Christian Lawn Care" advertised in my area.  Liberal Veteran   May-18-08 10:51 PM   #11 
  - There's an establishment near here  FloridaJudy   May-19-08 02:48 AM   #44 
  - I think they want to anoint your heads with 5 w 30...  Hubert Flottz   May-19-08 01:35 PM   #90 
  - We have "Garden of Gethsemene" lawn care here..  kmlewis   May-19-08 02:43 PM   #97 
  - Unless the business in question is in the business of selling religious items...  Solon   May-18-08 10:52 PM   #12 
  - Yes, I do.  DavidD   May-18-08 10:52 PM   #13 
  - I'm generally offended  Spangle   May-18-08 10:55 PM   #14 
  - If it's relevant to the product/service I need, I'll go elsewhere if it's not too invonvenient.  BlooInBloo   May-18-08 10:55 PM   #15 
  - I operate the same way  Digit   May-18-08 10:55 PM   #16 
  - When somebody feels compelled to tell me what a great Christian  Warpy   May-18-08 10:58 PM   #17 
  - Well there was the time when the guy with the fish on his septic tank pump truck  peace13   May-18-08 10:58 PM   #18 
  - The only business I'm aware of that I might have done business with  napi21   May-18-08 11:00 PM   #20 
  - Made in China  kgfnally   May-18-08 11:58 PM   #31 
     - Isn't Hobby Lobby  vpilot   May-19-08 11:09 AM   #74 
        - No, they're run by a guy with ties to the Amway kooks, IIRC.  JonathanChance   May-19-08 01:12 PM   #87 
  - My insurance agent is a fundie but he doesn't preach or try and convert clients  chimpsrsmarter   May-18-08 11:03 PM   #21 
  - I had a similar experience with someone I regularly do business with.  Fridays Child   May-19-08 12:30 AM   #32 
  - I'm Sure a Lot of Those are Perfectly Fine Businesses  ribofunk   May-18-08 11:09 PM   #23 
  - I avoid businesses like that myself.  riderinthestorm   May-18-08 11:12 PM   #24 
  - I don't understand why do you believe it's "more than reasonable to expect  madmom   May-19-08 05:59 PM   #112 
  - yellow pages are full of the dead fish logos - we do not call them nt  msongs   May-18-08 11:21 PM   #25 
  - yes  leftofthedial   May-18-08 11:23 PM   #26 
  - Yes, and no you're not doing anything wrong.  Zhade   May-18-08 11:32 PM   #27 
  - If they can do the job, I could care less about anything else  The Straight Story   May-18-08 11:38 PM   #28 
  - I don't go to Chik-Fil-A much anymore because it's a little heavy-handed  Charlie Brown   May-18-08 11:39 PM   #29 
  - CookOut has scripture on its soda cups...  TWriterD   May-18-08 11:45 PM   #30 
     - In N Out Burger has scripture on its soda cups too.  Xithras   May-19-08 02:20 PM   #93 
  - Depends  pop goes the weasel   May-19-08 12:32 AM   #33 
  - Twenty-five years ago, my husband and I used to go to a  murielm99   May-19-08 12:52 AM   #37 
  - My mom's old GP who delivered all us kids also wanted her to have her tubes tied...  Hekate   May-19-08 02:19 AM   #41 
     - What sweet men.  peace13   May-19-08 08:12 AM   #65 
  - My dentist sold his practice and I went to the "new" one a few times.  kmlewis   May-19-08 02:54 PM   #100 
  - Doctor  lakemonster11   May-19-08 05:34 PM   #111 
  - I consider the Buddhist/Taoist/Confucian decorations  FloridaJudy   May-20-08 11:08 AM   #132 
     - BTW, when I visited Israel  FloridaJudy   May-20-08 01:26 PM   #137 
  - Only if I felt they were playing it to get business......  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-19-08 12:37 AM   #34 
  - I don't discriminate based on religion.  WillowTree   May-19-08 12:40 AM   #35 
  - I don't discriminate based on religion, either  Mimosa   May-20-08 03:26 AM   #125 
  - I'm scared of those on your sleeve types myself.  lonestarnot   May-19-08 12:42 AM   #36 
  - Exactly. Those "wear it on their sleeves" types I don't trust  Ishoutandscream2   May-19-08 02:51 PM   #99 
  - Both the cross and the flag send me...  asteroid2003QQ47   May-19-08 12:54 AM   #38 
  - depends  Duppers   May-19-08 12:57 AM   #39 
  - WS Burroughs, 'Words of Advice'...  junofeb   May-19-08 01:36 AM   #40 
  - Darn it! You beat me to it!  Frank Cannon   May-19-08 07:56 AM   #61 
     - Which version did you hear?  junofeb   May-19-08 11:23 AM   #77 
        - The original spoken piece  Frank Cannon   May-19-08 09:17 PM   #122 
  - We go by personal references from friends on how well a person can do a job...  Hekate   May-19-08 02:35 AM   #43 
  - Yes, I do...  Contrary1   May-19-08 02:50 AM   #45 
  - I'm with you on this. I even told a charity guy the other day...  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 04:28 AM   #46 
  - LOL .. I've done that before, really confuses them!  madmom   May-19-08 07:06 AM   #56 
  - We did business with those people...  old mark   May-19-08 05:49 AM   #47 
  - What you're doing strikes me as perfectly rational....  DeSwiss   May-19-08 06:19 AM   #48 
  - Should that passage be read  LanternWaste   May-19-08 12:45 PM   #83 
     - Its pretty much all metaphor....  DeSwiss   May-19-08 06:41 PM   #116 
  - My experience is that..  sendero   May-19-08 06:26 AM   #49 
  - It depends on what type of religious message they portray.  Jamastiene   May-19-08 06:35 AM   #50 
  - When a main breaker panel in my house had to be replaced, i found a company with a "fish" logo...  stlsaxman   May-19-08 06:47 AM   #51 
  - Nice closing paragraph  BigDaddy44   May-19-08 06:55 AM   #52 
     - you kidding me?!?! i would drive there first thing Monday morning and buy a bed!  stlsaxman   May-19-08 07:24 AM   #58 
  - There is an ice cream co. here that has bible verses  Bluzmann57   May-19-08 06:56 AM   #53 
  - It depends  spinbaby   May-19-08 07:03 AM   #54 
  - Don't see too much of that.......  new_beawr   May-19-08 07:04 AM   #55 
  - I do the same thing, and don't feel guilty.  Scout   May-19-08 07:22 AM   #57 
  - I avoid overtly religious businesses too  Bettie   May-19-08 07:35 AM   #59 
  - If it's plastered all over the outside, you're not going to find it  cornermouse   May-19-08 07:50 AM   #60 
  - Seems reasonable.  El Pinko   May-19-08 07:57 AM   #62 
  - If I had my own home and needed some home  ikojo   May-19-08 08:00 AM   #63 
  - well, the Nation Of Islam makes pretty good bean pies.  kwassa   May-19-08 08:01 AM   #64 
  - I'm always amused by people who brag about their prejudices  spoony   May-19-08 08:45 AM   #67 
  - Christians are a powerful, nearly omnipresent majority with a tendency to affect legislation.  RandomKoolzip   May-19-08 10:36 AM   #69 
  - We're talking about individuals with prejudice  spoony   May-19-08 10:47 AM   #70 
     - The prejudice of the Holy, or the prejudice of the Sinners?  TWiley   May-19-08 11:00 AM   #73 
     - Most of the posters here seem to be expressing their experiences dealing with institutional bigotry.  yardwork   May-19-08 05:07 PM   #106 
  - Do oyu really not understand what I'm saying or are you attempting to elicit a deeper discussion?  Husb2Sparkly   May-19-08 12:53 PM   #84 
  - Ever wonder about that little fish symbol?  TWiley   May-19-08 04:32 PM   #102 
     - Except that the OP and others aren't discussing "the few"  spoony   May-19-08 11:44 PM   #123 
        - well did you ever think ......  TWiley   May-21-08 04:34 AM   #139 
  - Prejudices against religion and ideology are different.  Evoman   May-19-08 02:21 PM   #94 
  - Gack! I would not choose to do business with them, no.  GreenPartyVoter   May-19-08 10:30 AM   #68 
  - I avoid religious "companies" like the plague.  TWiley   May-19-08 10:57 AM   #71 
  - I once walked into the Arby's in Waynesville, NC and saw a copy of the "Ten Commandments" displayed.  racaulk   May-19-08 10:58 AM   #72 
  - in a heart beat  madokie   May-19-08 11:15 AM   #75 
  - It's one of the great things about this whole "freedom" thing.  jpljr77   May-19-08 11:17 AM   #76 
  - The Bible itself tells us to avoid those businesses. See: The Book of Matthew.  blondeatlast   May-19-08 11:23 AM   #78 
  - IMO, if they have to exploit religion to promote their business, they're probably not the best aroun  eShirl   May-19-08 12:17 PM   #79 
  - Not unless they discriminate against others.  AspieGrrl   May-19-08 12:23 PM   #80 
  - No, I Don't Think There's Anything Wrong With It  Crisco   May-19-08 12:27 PM   #81 
  - Overly sensitive  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-19-08 12:30 PM   #82 
  - I'm a Christian and I personally find it offensive to advertise one's religion.  blondeatlast   May-19-08 01:02 PM   #86 
  - Depends on what were talking about..  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-19-08 01:21 PM   #89 
  - As a Christian, you must know that Jesus and his apostles warned against sanctimony.  yardwork   May-19-08 05:11 PM   #107 
     - There is a difference between humility and hiding the gospel  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-19-08 08:05 PM   #120 
        - Agreed, but when a company is using their faith as advertising, they're not spreading the light.  yardwork   May-20-08 09:54 AM   #128 
           - Is saying 'god bless you' using your faith as advertising??  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-20-08 10:20 AM   #130 
              - No, I never mind when people say "God bless you." It's non-specific to any religion, for one thing.  yardwork   May-20-08 02:41 PM   #138 
  - When I lived in Tulsa (home of Oral Roberts, John Hagee, etc)  XOKCowboy   May-19-08 12:59 PM   #85 
  - Yep.  bean fidhleir   May-19-08 01:12 PM   #88 
  - I used to work with a real diehard fundie  jmowreader   May-19-08 02:07 PM   #91 
  - I have no qualms with faith, only evangelism.  Xithras   May-19-08 02:17 PM   #92 
  - It's worse than that even I'm afraid. It's discriminatory.  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 04:47 PM   #104 
     - I suspect that it usually isn't intended that way. I think it's intended as advertising.  yardwork   May-19-08 05:15 PM   #108 
        - Personally I think talking about your religion is like talking about masturbation  Indenturedebtor   May-19-08 05:25 PM   #110 
  - Not if I can avoid them  sybylla   May-19-08 02:36 PM   #95 
  - If the fish logo's in the ad I call someone else  Neo   May-19-08 02:42 PM   #96 
  - No more than I am when I avoid businesses that...  LanternWaste   May-19-08 02:47 PM   #98 
  - Depends. If they're some weird, quirky religion I don't much care, but I do avoid dominionists  LeftyMom   May-19-08 02:57 PM   #101 
  - HELL YES  hasssan1   May-19-08 06:11 PM   #113 
  - Overly sensitive and unfairly descriminatory?  frogmarch   May-19-08 06:23 PM   #114 
  - I've found that those who make it a point to tell others of their  madeline_con   May-19-08 06:26 PM   #115 
  - Yes, pretty much.  krabigirl   May-19-08 06:42 PM   #117 
  - I would have done the same thing. I don't want to hear preaching  ladywnch   May-19-08 06:45 PM   #118 
  - No, I will not give money to any religious business...  and-justice-for-all   May-19-08 06:45 PM   #119 
  - No - but it depends on how much they try to shove it in my face  kenny blankenship   May-19-08 08:07 PM   #121 
  - I won't have anything to do with sanctimonious assholes  Skittles   May-20-08 04:11 AM   #126 
  - "Last Supper catering service, how may we serve thee?"  Hubert Flottz   May-20-08 05:48 AM   #127 
     - Hubert, you stirred a memory...  old mark   May-20-08 11:56 AM   #135 
  - Yep. That stupid fish symbol is like a big, flashing "Stay Away" sign to me.  Oregonian   May-20-08 10:07 AM   #129 
  - No such thing as "discrimination" by a CUSTOMER. One is free to purchase wherever.  WinkyDink   May-20-08 11:08 AM   #131 
  - You win the "Most Rational Reply" award!!!!  Husb2Sparkly   May-20-08 11:11 AM   #133 
     - Thank you! :)  WinkyDink   May-20-08 11:24 AM   #134 
  - Well, I have told a salesman I'll not ever do business with him.  Lone_Star_Dem   May-20-08 12:11 PM   #136 

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