Reddit /u/KomodoDragon was the first person to raise the issue of discrimination against atheists in his thread, but he soon received some support from the other redditors.
A number of users shared their experiences of being asked to leave their jobs, and a number of commenters argued that they had no idea how to feel about their job performance being undervalued.
“I had no clue what to say, or if I even could,” a redditor named Liza told Reddit.
“So I said I would do whatever it took to do something.
I felt like I was making a statement that the people in my position should not be treated this way.”
Another user, Mandy, shared a similar experience, telling Reddit, “It feels like discrimination is everywhere.
It’s just in our industry, and it happens to atheists.
There are so many people out there who can’t speak for themselves, but they know that we have to speak out.”
A redditor by the name of luke also shared that he had been asked to give up his position at his company, and that he was concerned about the “discrimination” against atheists, especially in the tech industry.
“In my position, there is no way to be treated with dignity,” he wrote.
“That means that I have to take the brunt of this discrimination.
It makes me sad, but it also makes me hopeful.”
Another Redditor named kate shared that she was asked to drop out of her job at a company after her boss said she was being too religious.
“It was the best thing I’ve ever done,” she wrote.
Liza added, “I don’t know what to do now, but I know that I’m never going to get the job back.”