Today I woke up to find out that my contractor had cancelled his contract to make me a banner and avatar for my Godless Cranium YouTube channel, likely because I’m an atheist.
Here’s a screen shot of what he said right before cancelling.
You might be thinking I tricked this fellow (evil atheist that I am) into making a banner on a topic that relates to atheism, but I clearly put in my proposal that the name of the channel was Godless Cranium and that I’d be talking about news and opinions.
It was no secret.
But for full disclosure, here’s what my proposal said.
Before this he had asked me a bunch of questions about what I’d be talking about and if it would be specifically about religion.
I suppose he might have cancelled due to family obligations, but I find that unlikely. He seemed very distressed that I might be talking about religion and atheism throughout the two days he was supposed to be working on my banner.
I work in the social services field and one of my clients likes to say his ‘Our Fathers’ before bed and sometimes he likes me to say them. I remember the prayer from when I was a Christian and when he asks, you can bet your bottom dollar that I say the prayer with him.
It’s my job.
When I go to a church for some reason on my personal time, I don’t pray and I don’t bow my head, but that’s my personal time.
The other thing that bothers me is that this bloke doesn’t have to sign his name to the banner. His personal signature saying he endorses what I’m talking about isn’t going to be written in neon lights.
I don’t go about questioning my clients about their religious affiliation. I could care less if they’re religious. I’m there to do a job. If they’re religious it doesn’t mean I’m endorsing that religion.
Am I mad?
Nah, not really. I did fill out a bad feedback form for him, but I think he richly deserved that after his unprofessional conduct. The fact I waited two days for nothing is a bit annoying but there are plenty of contractors in the sea, my friends.